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Ralph Mandell
Chairman Emeritus
PrivateBancorp, Inc.

Midwestern Board Member Since: January 2003.

Ralph B. Mandell is a co-founder of PrivateBancorp and The PrivateBank (Chicago).  He has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PrivateBancorp and The PrivateBank (Chicago) since 1994 and assumed the additional title of President of both entities in March 1999.  From inception of the Company until 1994, Mr. Mandell had the title of Co-Chairman.

Prior to starting The PrivateBank (Chicago) and PrivateBancorp, Mr. Mandell was the chief operating officer of First United Financial Services, Inc., from 1985 to 1989, and served as its president from 1988 to 1989.  First United was acquired by First Chicago Corporation in 1987.  Mr. Mandell also served as president of Oak Park Trust & Savings Bank, a subsidiary of First United, from 1985 until 1988.  Prior to that he had served as executive vice president of Oak Park Trust & Savings Bank since 1979.

Mr. Mandell is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.