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Thomas R. Kiley serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Great Lakes Advisors and is an active member of both the firm’s Management Committee and its Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Great Lakes in 2006, Tom was Managing Director/Principal at Bear Stearns Asset Management, where he served the public fund and Taft-Hartley business group. Prior to this, he co-founded Continental Investment Group, an institutional asset management marketing firm focused on providing investment strategies to a diverse group of clients. Tom began his career as a bond underwriter/trader at First Chicago Corporation.
Tom earned his MBA in Finance from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to that, Tom graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Tom is a member of the University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein Seminary) Board of Advisors. He is a Trustee and serves as President of a suburban Illinois Police Pension Fund and is a member of several associations, including The Resource Center for Religious Institutes, The Economic Club of Chicago, The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, The National Conference of Public Employee Retirements Systems, and The Illinois Public Pension Fund Association. He is also a committee member for The Annual Rerum Novarum Award and a Regional Board member of the American Ireland Fund.
Tom is a Director of Wintrust’s Old Plank Trail Community Bank and serves as a guest lecturer on Business Ethics and Socially Responsible Investing for the MBA program at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.