Corporate Governance - Biography

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Robert S.  Engelman, Jr.

Mr. Engelman served as Chairman of the Board of MB Financial, Inc. prior to the MB-MidCity Merger. He joined one of the Company’s predecessor companies (Avondale Financial Corp.) in January 1993 as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director and served as President and Chief Executive Officer until the completion of the merger of Coal City Corporation into Avondale (which was renamed MB Financial, Inc.) in February 1999. Prior to that, Mr. Engelman was the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of University Financial Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiary, First Federal of Elgin, FSA, Elgin, Illinois. Mr. Engelman is a past director of LSA Variable Trust (Allstate Insurance Company sponsored mutual fund family) and Golub and Company, a Chicago based commercial real estate development company. Mr. Engelman serves as a Trustee of the Tesseract School in Phoenix, Arizona and is past Chair of the Parents Advisory Board at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Mr. Engelman’s career in the banking industry and his prior positions with the Company’s predecessors give him a thorough understanding of the Company’s business, and his experience in running a financial institution during a variety of operating environments make him a particularly valuable resource to the Board and management.