HARRISON I. STEANS
Harrison is the Chairman of the Executive Committee of Financial Investments Corporation (FIC) and President and CEO of the Steans Family Foundation. FIC was formed in 1994 to make private equity investments and to serve as the Steans family office. From 1967 through 1988, Harrison was Chairman of NBD Illinois, Inc. and its predecessor institutions. During his tenure, the organization grew from a single $40 million bank to a six-bank holding company with assets exceeding $1.8 billion. In 1987, the bank holding company was sold to NBD Corporation, now part of the J.P. Morgan Chase organization. From 1973 through 1978, he was also Chairman of LaSalle National Bank.
Mr. Steans business affiliations include service as Director of Provest Holdings, LLC, Elektra Holding Company, LLC, Boulevard Healthcare, LLC, and USAmeribancorp, Inc., a privately held Tampa Bay area middle market bank. Mr. Steans’ affiliations with nonprofit organizations include serving as Life Trustee of DePaul University, Highland Park Hospital, and Ravinia Festival. In addition, he serves on the boards of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club, the Chicago Humanities Festival, the Chicago Botanic Garden and The Ounce of Prevention Fund.
Mr. Steans graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1957 with a B.A. degree in economics. He married Lois Morrison in 1957; and they have three daughters — Jennifer, Heather, and Robin — as well as seven grandchildren, all of whom live in the Chicago area.