Michael D. Smith

Group Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking

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Michael Smith joined Cole Taylor Bank in 2008 as Group Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking. In addition to leading the Bank’s specialty lending division for wholesale beverage distributors, Mr. Smith manages a team of experienced commercial banking relationship managers who focus on serving the needs of closely-held middle market businesses in the Chicago area.

Mr. Smith has more than 25 years of commercial banking experience. Prior to joining Cole Taylor, he was a regional senior vice president for the metropolitan banking division of LaSalle Bank. Mr. Smith managed three commercial lending teams during his 20-year tenure at LaSalle.

He is the immediate past president of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois and currently serves as co-chair of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago Golf Invitational.

Mr. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa. He currently resides in Chicago with his wife, Margo, and their two children.