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Michael L. Scudder

Michael L. Scudder - Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer - First Midwest Bank

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Michael L. Scudder is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. and the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of First Midwest Bank.

Mike has spent 33 years in various leadership roles at First Midwest. Prior to his current appointment, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2008 to 2017, President and Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to 2008 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2002 to May 2007. He began his professional career at KPMG.

Mike serves as chairman of the American Bankers Council and is a member of the American Bankers Association’s CEO Council and the Mid-Size Bank Coalition of America. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Banker’s Club of Chicago, the Chicago Club and the Commercial Club of Chicago.

Mike also takes an active role in several civic and charitable organizations. He is a board of trustee member for DePaul University, director of the Silver Cross Hospital Board, and serves on the executive committee of DePaul University’s Center for Financial Services and the executive advisory board for the Metropolitan Planning Council. Mike is also the chairman of the First Midwest Charitable Foundation, which has provided more than $2 million in contributions to charitable organizations since its inception.

Mike earned an MBA from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University.