Talmer Bank in Troy Opens Full-Service Center in Chicago


TROY — Talmer Bank and Trust, a subsidiary of Troy-based Talmer Bancorp Inc., announced that it has opened a banking center at 333 W. Wacker Dr., in Chicago. This is the company’s first full-service banking center in the Illinois banking market.

“We have a strong team with established relationships in the Chicago market, with many of our clients, friends and shareholders residing in the city and the surrounding suburbs. By upgrading our presence in Illinois from a loan production office to a full-service banking center, we will be able to better serve our clients, expand upon those relationships, and create new relationships,” David T. Provost, Talmer Bank chairman and CEO, said. “This banking center opening is the next step of a process that will see us continue to expand in Illinois and across the Midwest as opportunities arise.”

“We are delighted to bring Talmer’s highly personalized brand of banking to the Chicago market. Our Chicago office is staffed with long time, experienced Chicago bankers, who look forward not only to serving the clients we have come to know in this market area over the last 25 years, but also to enhancing our client base. In addition, we look forward to expanding Talmer’s involvement in the Illinois neighborhoods and communities we serve,” Hugh H. McLean, Talmer Illinois-region president, said. McLean also serves as Talmer Bank’s executive managing director and chief lending officer.

In addition to McLean, the company also announced that Talmer Bank Vice Chairman Gary S. Collins will oversee its Illinois presence. Prior to joining Talmer, both Collins and McLean served as vice chairman of The PrivateBank, Chicago. In addition, two other former PrivateBank, Chicago executives, Robert Moore and David Neilson serve as Talmer’s managing directors for Illinois commercial and industrial lending and commercial real estate lending, respectively. Both also have private banking relationship responsibilities.