First Midwest Bank Names Jim Stadler as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Chicago, Illinois, UNITED STATES

ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Midwest Bank announced today the appointment of James V. Stadler as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer.  In this newly-created role, Stadler will be responsible for all aspects of marketing, communications and public relations activities to enhance the client experience, deepen their relationship with our brand, and drive revenue growth.

Stadler’s career spans more than 30 years, most recently as a Managing Partner of advertising agency Schafer Condon Carter, where he helped create the strategic vision for the agency, was responsible for business development, and managed several relationships with Fortune 100 companies.  Previously, he served in leadership positions at DDB Worldwide and McDonald’s Corporation, and began his career in sales and marketing at Kimberly Clark.

“With the heightened visibility that accompanies our significant growth and position as Chicago’s premier commercial bank, it was an appropriate time to create the new executive position of Chief Marketing and Communications Officer,” said Mark G. Sander, President of First Midwest Bank.  “Jim brings deep experience and skills that will provide additional strategic insight and execution expertise as we continue to connect with our clients and the communities we serve by providing market-leading products and services.” 

Stadler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from Southern Methodist University.  He is a board member of The First Tee of Greater Chicago, and is active in several local and national professional organizations.

About First Midwest Bank

First Midwest Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMBI), a relationship-focused financial institution and one of the largest independent publicly-traded bank holding companies based on assets headquartered in the Midwest, with over $14 billion in assets and $11 billion in trust assets under management.  First Midwest Bank and other affiliates provide a full range of commercial, treasury management, equipment leasing, retail, wealth management, trust and private banking products and services through over 130 locations in metropolitan Chicago, northwest Indiana, central and western Illinois, and eastern Iowa. First Midwest’s website is

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