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Wintrust Financial Appoints New President, Promotes Executive Officers

January 30, 2020, 07:30 AM

Wintrust Financial Corporation’s board of directors has made a series of executive appointments, effective Feb. 2.

Edward J. Wehmer will become Founder and Chief Executive Officer; Wehmer currently serves as President and CEO.

David A. Dykstra will become Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer; Dykstra currently serves as Senior Executive Vice President, COO.

Richard B. Murphy will become Vice Chairman, Lending; Murphy currently serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer.

Timothy S. Crane will become President; Crane currently serves as Executive Vice President, Senior Market Head and Treasurer.

“We are proud to be elevating three of our most experienced leaders who have been integral to the strategic development of our business and look forward to their continued leadership in successfully managing our growth into the future,” Wehmer said.

“In connection with Dave, Rich and Tim’s new roles, we also are making a number of other internal promotions, challenging a diverse group of current and emerging leaders to take on new and broader roles within Wintrust,” Wehmer said.  “In short, we are developing tomorrow’s leaders today, so that they will help perpetuate the culture that has been integral to our successes thus far.”

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