William A. Downe

Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Non-Independent Director at Bank of Montreal

William A. Downe

William A. Downe

Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Non-Independent Director at Bank of Montreal

Overview
Career Highlights

Federal Advisory Council
Bank of Montreal
BMO Nesbitt Burns, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

3163

Number of Boards

23

Birthday

1953

Age

67

Number of Awards

1

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Bank of Montreal

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President & Chief Executive Officer at ScotiaMcLeod, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Rush University Medical Center

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Spencer Stuart, Inc.

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Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

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Treasurer & Director at COMSYS IT Partners, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer, St. Petersburg Employees Retirement System at City of St. Petersburg

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Director at Bank of Montreal

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Director & Chief Executive Officer at Bank of Montreal

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Allstate Insurance Company

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William A. Downe
Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Non-Independent Director at Bank of Montreal
Education
BA

Wilfrid Laurier University is devoted to learning, research, scholarship, creativity, expertise and personal development of students.

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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus. With more than 82,000* students across three campuses (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough) and over 500,000 alumni active in every region of the world, U of T's influence is felt in every area of human endeavour.

Memberships
Member
Current

For more than 140 years the Chicago Club has been the city’s premier business and social club offering its members and their guests the finest and most personalized service. The Club’s gracious atmosphere provides the ideal setting for dining, business meetings, family celebrations and social entertaining. Luxuriously spacious guestrooms offer beautiful views of Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain and Lake Michigan.

Member
Current

The Economic Club of Chicago was organized in 1927 "to aid in the creation and expression of an enlightened public opinion on the important economic and social questions of the day.” Equally important, through its membership policies, the Club works to identify upcoming young leaders to insure a continuum of knowledge and traditions within Chicago’s civic and business community as the torch of leadership passes from one generation to the next.

Career History
President, Chief Executive Officer & Non-Independent Director
Prior - 2017

Bank of Montreal engages in the provision of banking and financial services to individuals and institutions. It operates through the following segments: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking (Canadian P&C); United States Personal and Commercial Banking (U.S. P&C); Wealth Management; BMO Capital Markets; and Corporate Services. The Canadian P&C segment refers to retail banking and financial operations in Canada. The U.S. P&C segment offers retail banking and financial solutions in United States. The Wealth Management segment serves a full range of client segments from mainstream to high net worth and institutional, with a broad offering of wealth management products and services, including insurance products. The BMO Capital Markets segment offers investment and corporate banking and trading products lines of business primarily in North America. The Corporate Services segments comprises of technology and operations involve in the strategic planning, risk management, finance, legal and regulatory compliance, marketing, communications, and human resources. The company was founded by Robert Armour, John C. Bush, Austin Cuvillier, George Garden, Horatio Gates, James Leslie, George Moffatt, John Richardson and Thomas A. Turner on June 23, 1817 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

Chief Executive Officer
Prior

BMO Nesbitt Burns, Inc. provides investment and financial advisory services. The firm offers financial planning; estate planning and preservation; retirement, insurance, and education planning; income replacement; tax minimization; and business succession planning advisory services. The company was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Group
Prior - 2017

Founded in 2006, BMO Capital Markets is a full-service North American financial services provider and broker/dealer headquartered in New York City. The firm offers corporate, institutional and government clients access to a variety of products and services including equity and debt underwriting, corporate lending and project financing, merger and acquisitions advisory services, merchant banking, securitization, treasury and market risk management, debt and equity research and institutional sales and trading.They are a member of The BMO Financial Group (NYSE: BMO) BMO Capital Markets was formed in June 2006 to integrate the Canadian, U.S. and international wholesale banking capabilities of BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO).

Boards & Committees
Chair, Advisory Board
Current
Director
Current

Part of Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Corp. is an American company located in Wilmington, DE, that provides banking and investment services. Christopher B. Begy is the CEO, in this role since 2013.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

BMO Nesbitt Burns Corp. Ltd. engages in providing security brokerage, underwriting and investment advisory services. The company is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

Member, Board of Directors
Current
Member of the International Advisory Council
Current

The Guanghua School of Management is the business school of Peking University in Beijing, China. The school offers undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs, with a total enrollment of more than 3,000 students. n 1985 Peking University established the faculty of Economic Management and the Center of Scientific Management; in 1993 the faculty of Economic Management and the Center of Scientific Management merged to become Peking University’s School of Business Administration. The school's name was changed in 1994 to honor the generous donation from the Guanghua Education Foundation in Taiwan.

Chairman
2001 - Prior

Part of University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital is a company headquartered in Toronto, ON, Canada, that provides healthcare services.The company says this about itself: St. Michael's Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in 29 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, care of the homeless and global health are among the hospital's recognized areas of expertise. Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, which make up the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research and education at St. Michael's Hospital are recognized and make an impact around the world. Founded in 1892, the hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.

President, Federal Advisory Council
Current

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors is the main governing body of the Federal Reserve System. It is charged with overseeing the 12 District Reserve Banks and with helping implement national monetary policy.

President, Federal Advisory Council
Current

The Chicago Fed serves the Seventh Federal Reserve District, an economically diverse region that includes all of Iowa and most of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. The Seventh District has a large national share of many important economic sectors. The Chicago Fed has a head office in Chicago and a branch office in Detroit.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2019

THE FOUNDATION PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CADDIES AND PROMOTES THE SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL WELFARE OF RECIPIENTS.

$1,000 - $2,499
2018

THE FOUNDATION PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CADDIES AND PROMOTES THE SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL WELFARE OF RECIPIENTS.

$1M - $5M
2018

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus. With more than 82,000* students across three campuses (St. George, Mississauga and Scarborough) and over 500,000 alumni active in every region of the world, U of T's influence is felt in every area of human endeavour.

Political Donations
$1,000
2007

Minority Whip at Office of the Senate Minority Whip, Richard J. Durbin

Transactions
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Bank of Montreal, Harris Bankcorp, Inc. purchase Ozaukee Bank, NA

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Bank of Montreal, Harris Bank purchase First National Bank & Trust (Kokomo, Indiana)

Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
Rotman Distinguished Business Alumni Award
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