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Gilbert (Gib) W. Bassett, Jr.

Gib joined the Board of Directors for First Eagle Bank in 2004. He is currently the Director of the International Center for Futures and Derivatives at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Finance. He was previously the head of the Finance Department at UIC.

Gib received a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and a PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan.

 

   

James Field

James A. Field, a founding member of the firm Field & Goldberg, LLC and partner in charge of the real estate tax group. Mr. Field has significant experience in Real Estate Tax Appeals. Admitted to practice in the State of Illinois, Mr. Field received his Juris Doctor degree from Emory University School of Law and his L.L.M. in real estate with honors from the John Marshall School of Law. He is also a graduate of Indiana University School of Business.

Mr. Field is a member of the Chicago Bar Association Committees on Real Estate Taxation and Real Property, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association – Committee on Taxation. Mr. Field is a frequent lecturer at the Chicago Bar Association, the John Marshall Law School, Lorman Educational Services and at a multitude of financial institutions and law firms.

   

Patrick Kaveney, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Pat joined First Eagle Bank in 1989 as Vice President/Cashier, with prior banking experience as Cashier. In 1997 he was elected to the Board of Directors and today is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Pat oversees the daily operations of the Bank including financial, regulatory, operating, and all other non-lending functions at the Bank.

 

   

Andy Salk, President and Chief Executive Officer

 

Andy is part of the investor group that acquired First Eagle Bank in 1991. His thirty year banking career started with Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, PA and also includes River Oaks Bank in Calumet City, IL, The Exchange National Bank of Chicago, and LaSalle Bank. In addition, Andy is a Director of ACCION, the largest micro-lender in Chicago, a Board Member of Community Investment Corporation, the leading lender for affordable rental housing in Chicago, a Director of the Illinois Bankers Association, and a member of the State Banking Board of Illinois.


 

   

Joel Salk, Chairman

Joel organized the investor group that acquired First Eagle Bank in 1991. Prior to First Eagle, Joel was the President and CEO of River Oaks Bank and Trust Company in Calumet City, IL which he acquired in the mid-1970's. Subsequently, in the late 1980's River Oaks was acquired by the Exchange National Bank of Chicago, at which time Joel joined the Board of Directors of Exchange National Bank and continued managing Exchange River Oaks Bank until 1991.

   

Rose Wageman, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer

Rose has worked with the Salk family for over twenty five years, beginning her banking career as a management trainee with River Oaks Bank in Calumet City, IL. In 1991 Rose joined First Eagle Bank. Today, Rose has overall responsibility for the Loan Department, including commercial lending, consumer lending, compliance, credit administration, and interfacing with regulators.  In 2012 she was elected to the Board of Directors.

Rose volunteers as a counselor with SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. She is also a member of the CREW Network, the industry's premier business networking organization dedicated to supporting the achievements of women in commercial real estate.

   

Adam Winick

Adam has served on the Board of Directors for First Eagle since 2006. Professionally, Adam is the Vice President of ICM Properties, Inc., a real estate and management investment company. Adam received his Bachelors degree from Indiana University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Adam is a current Board Member of the Jewish United Fund / Jewish Federation, the largest not-for-profit social welfare institution in Illinois. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of Solomon Schechter Day Schools.