Bruce Hague is President, National Commercial Lending, for The PrivateBank and a member of the Executive Management Committee. In his role he oversees implementation of the Company’s strategy in eight national markets – Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. He joined The PrivateBank in October 2007.
Previously, Hague was Executive President of National Commercial Banking for LaSalle Bank, N.A., responsible for overseeing 23 regional banking offices, including all commercial regional offices located throughout the United States, and International Corporate Banking. He was also responsible for LaSalle National Leasing, Corporate Finance and ESOPs. Prior to joining LaSalle in February 1992, Hague worked with two Chicago area groups in mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he gained extensive banking finance and business experience as a commercial lender with American National Bank of Chicago for 11 years.
Hague is a member of the Northwestern University Alumni Association and serves on the Boards of Directors for the Daniel J. Murphy Scholarship Foundation, the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind, and Children’s Memorial Medical Center. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree in Management, Finance and Accounting from Northwestern University J.L. Kellogg Graduate School Management, in Evanston, Illinois.