Press Release published January 19, 2018.

Thomas Bugielski has been appointed to Chief Executive Officer of Republic Bank of Chicago, headquartered in Oak Brook, IL.

A long-time banking industry executive in the Chicago market, Tom first joined Republic Bank as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in July of 2015, after a history of proven leadership at other regional banks. In early 2017, Tom was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of Republic Bank.

Republic Bank Chairman of the Board, Aristotle Halikias stated, “My family and I are pleased with the bank’s direction and results since Tom has joined our organization. We are confident that his leadership, experience, and market prowess will guide us into the future.”

Republic Bank is recognized as a premiere commercial real estate lender. They continue to build a strong reputation within the privately-held business market and to be a catalyst for economic growth within all of the communities they serve.

“As a family-owned, locally-operated organization, our affinity for the families and privately-held businesses in our communities runs deep. We offer a trusting relationship and are fully vested in their success. We accept the responsibility of delivering the service and resources they need –whatever it takes,” noted Tom Bugielski. “We know there are still many families and multi-generational businesses that can benefit from our unique understanding of their needs. We invite them to experience how the benefits of our strong capital, independence, and focused banking expertise can contribute to their dreams and ambitions.”


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