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Mark F. Furlong

President & CEO, Retired BMO Harris Bank New England
Mark Furlong

Mr. Furlong retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of BMO Harris Bank, N.A. in 2015, a role he assumed upon the acquisition of Marshall & Ilsley Corporation by BMO Financial Group in 2011. He joined Marshall & Ilsley in 2001 as Chief Financial Officer, was elected President in 2004, Chief Executive Officer in 2007, and Chair in 2010. Prior to joining Marshall & Ilsley, he was Chief Financial Officer of Old Kent Financial Corp.; First Vice President, Corporate Development, for H. F. Ahmanson & Company; a partner for Deloitte; and a manager for KPMG LLP. Mr. Furlong also is a member of the boards of directors of Kforce Inc., Antares Capital and Heska Corporation.  Mr. Furlong is the immediate past-Chair of Chicago United, the largest Chicago-based organization focused solely on businesses, addressing diversity in boards of directors, management, and supplier relationships. He is a board member of Common Ground Foundation, a group that works with high school students from under-served communities to become future leaders; Chicago Board of Education; Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund; Northwestern Memorial Hospital Finance Committee; and the Northwestern Memorial Foundation.  He is the founding and immediate past-Chair of LEAP Innovations.  During his tenure in Milwaukee, Mr. Furlong was involved in numerous civic activities, including the roles of Chair of both Junior Achievement of Wisconsin and Schools That Can Milwaukee, and a member of the boards of directors of United Way of Greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Froedtert Health, and the United Performing Arts Fund. Mr. Furlong brings unique insight to the Board concerning capital allocation strategies and banking issues, in addition to his overall management, auditing and financial expertise. 

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