William E. Bennett

Former Chief Credit Officer & Executive Vice President at First Chicago Corporation

William E. Bennett

William E. Bennett

Former Chief Credit Officer & Executive Vice President at First Chicago Corporation

Biography

William Bennett is presently semi-retired but remains a director of a number of boards, including The Toronto-Dominion Bank and TD Bank, N.A. Mr. Bennett has held numerous positions as a director and previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Draper & Kramer Inc. and prior to that, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of First Chicago Corp. and its principal subsidiary, the First National Bank of Chicago. He holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Kenyon College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Mr. Bennett was a former director of Nuveen Investments Bond and Mutual Funds, where he served as Chair of the Audit Committee, and currently serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations in the U.S., including DePaul University (also vice chair), YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Lincoln Park Zoo, Sprague Memorial Institute (also president) and The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. William Bennett, who is not standing for election in 2015

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Career Highlights

Draper & Kramer, Inc.

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Number of Boards

9

Birthday

10/1946

Age

73

Number of Awards

1

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Group President & Chief Executive Officer at TD Bank Group

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Lincoln Park Zoological Society

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President & Chief Executive Officer at YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago LLC

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Professional at World Presidents' Organization

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Executive Vice President, Marketing & Strategy at Wrapports LLC

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Vice Chair at Erikson Institute

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Westjet Airlines Ltd.

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Fund Advisor at Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co.

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Former Chief Operating Officer at Chicago 2016 Committee

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Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc.

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William E. Bennett
Former Chief Credit Officer & Executive Vice President at First Chicago Corporation
Education
Undergraduate Degree in Economics
Class of 1968

Kenyon is one of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges, a small school where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community.We bring together 1,600 young men and women to study with nearly 200 professors on an exceptionally beautiful hilltop campus in central Ohio. Our curriculum is rooted in the traditional liberal arts and sciences, and enriched by interdisciplinary programs. We set high academic standards and look for talented students who love learning. Small classes, dedicated teachers, and friendly give-and-take set the tone. Kenyon welcomes curiosity, creativity, intellectual ambition, and an openness to new ideas. We see learning as a challenging, deeply rewarding, and profoundly important activity, to be shared in a spirit of collaboration. Our greatest strength is our faculty, outstanding scholars who place the highest value on teaching. Close interaction with students is the rule here: professors become mentors and friends. Requirements are flexible enough to allow for a good deal of exploration. Other notable strengths include our distinguished literary tradition, many opportunities for research in the sciences, and programs connecting students to our rural surroundings. The Kenyon experience fosters connections of all kinds—to classmates and teachers and friends, to the life of the mind, to global perspectives, to our own unique traditions and history, and to a place of inspiration

MBA

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is a graduate business school located in Chicago, Illinois, at the University of Chicago. Formerly known as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S., the first such school to offer an Executive MBA program, and the first to initiate a Ph.D. program in business. The school was renamed in 2008 following a $300 million endowment gift to the school by alumnus David G. Booth. The school has the third-largest endowment of any business school. The school's flagship campus is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago on the main campus of the university. The school also maintains additional campuses in London and Asia (originally Singapore, but in July 2013 a move to Hong Kong was announced), as well as in downtown Chicago on the Magnificent Mile. In addition to conducting graduate business programs, the school conducts research in the fields of finance, economics, quantitative marketing research, and accounting. Chicago Booth is currently ranked first in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek and first globally by the Economist.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute was founded in 1911 as a non-profit foundation with a mandate to pursue the investigation of the cause of disease and the prevention and relief of human suffering in the City of Chicago, County of Cook, State of Illinois. Today this philanthropy is managed by a Board of volunteers dedicated to carrying out this same philanthropic goal.

Member
Current

To honor individuals whose contributions to the betterment of mankind have been accomplished in or on behalf of the State of Illinois, or whose achievements have brought honor to the State because of their identity with it, whether by birth or residence, or by their dedication to those principles of democracy and humanity as exemplified by Abraham Lincoln.

Career History
Chief Credit Officer & Executive Vice President
Prior - 2009

First Chicago Corporation, is the holding company of First Chicago Bank

President & Chief Executive Officer
Prior

Draper & Kramer, Inc. provides commercial, residential brokerage and financial services. It offers mortgages, transactions, and development services, and also risk & property management, insurance, and leasing. The company was founded by Adolph Kramer in 1893 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Chief Credit Officer & Executive Vice President
Prior

The First National Bank of Chicago and First Chicago NBD (following its 1995 merger with the National Bank of Detroit) was the operating name of First Chicago Bank which was a Chicago-based retail and commercial bank tracing its roots back to 1863. In 1998, First Chicago NBD merged with Banc One Corporation to form Bank One Corporation, today a part of Chase.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2009 - 2015

Capital Power (TSX: CPX) is a growth-oriented North American power producer headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. The company develops, acquires, operates and optimizes power generation from a variety of energy sources. Capital Power owns more than 3,600 megawatts of power generation capacity at 15 facilities* across North America. An additional 595 megawatts of owned generation (including the Shepard Energy Centre) is under construction or in advanced development

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$500 - $999
2018

Lincoln Park Zoo owns and operates a zoological park. It offers services for individual, schools and organization and other different kinds of commercial companies. The company was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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2012

THE MISSION OF OZARKS REGIONAL YMCA IS TO PROMOTE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN VALUES THROUGH PROGRAMS THAT BUILD HEALTHY SPIRIT, MIND, AND BODY FOR ALL. APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS - 50,000+

$250 +
2011

THE MISSION OF OZARKS REGIONAL YMCA IS TO PROMOTE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN VALUES THROUGH PROGRAMS THAT BUILD HEALTHY SPIRIT, MIND, AND BODY FOR ALL. APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS - 50,000+

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Awards & Honors
2011
Kenyon College
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