First Midwest Names Kevin Geoghegan as Chief Credit Officer

CHICAGO, May 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. today announced it has named Kevin Geoghegan as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Geoghegan will be responsible for the overall credit quality and administration of First Midwest’s loan portfolio. He replaces Mike Spitler, who retired from First Midwest in March 2019.

Geoghegan has more than 30 years of experience in marketing, credit and portfolio management. Prior to joining First Midwest, he spent 25 years at PNC Financial Services Group, where he was most recently an Executive Vice President and Regional Credit Executive.

“Kevin has a broad and deep understanding of lending and market dynamics, and an impressive track record of building strong credit cultures,” said Mark Sander, President and COO of First Midwest. “His knowledge and expertise will be extremely valuable as we continue our focus on diversified, quality loan growth while maintaining a strong credit profile. We are excited to welcome him to our executive leadership team.”

Geoghegan is a board member for the United Way of Metro Chicago and the Chairman of the Board for the United Way of DuPage and West Cook Counties. He has a master’s degree from the University of Detroit and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.

About First Midwest
First Midwest (NASDAQ: FMBI) is a relationship-focused financial institution and one of the largest independent publicly-traded bank holding companies. Headquartered in Chicago, the company has nearly $16 billion in assets, as well as approximately $12 billion in assets under management. First Midwest’s principal subsidiary, First Midwest Bank, and other affiliates provide a full range of commercial, treasury management, equipment leasing, consumer, wealth management, private banking and trust products and services through locations in metropolitan Chicago, northwest Indiana, central and western Illinois and eastern Iowa. Visit First Midwest at

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