Edward Wehmer

EDWARD WEHMER is a long time Lake Forest resident where he lives
with his wife, Dorothy, and their six children. Since May 1998,
he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of
Wintrust Financial Corporation, a $3.2 billion dollar financial
holding company. Prior to May 1998, he served as President &
Chief Operating Officer of the Company since its formation in
1996. He served as President of Lake Forest Bank, a subsidiary of
Wintrust from 1991 to 1998 and was one of the principal
organizers of each of the company’s banking subsidiaries. He has
served as Chairman or Vice Chairman and a Director of each
Wintrust’s subsidiaries. Prior to joining the Company, he was
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of
River Forest Bancorp, Inc. (now known as Corus Bankshares, Inc.),
Chicago, Illinois and president of its largest bank subsidiary,
Lincoln National Bank. Earlier in his career Mr. Wehmer spent
seven years with the accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP
specializing in the banking field and particularly in the area of
bank mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Wehmer is a 1976 graduate of
Georgetown University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He
serves on the Finance Committee for St. Mary’s Parish in Lake
Forest and is a board member of the Lake Forest Caucus. Mr.
Wehmer is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, The Chicago
Club, the Knollwood Club in Lake Forest and Dairymen’s Country
Club in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin.

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Edward Wehmer - Wintrust Financial Corporation (wtfc)
September 12, 2002