trustees

JENNIFER W. STEANS
Jennifer W. Steans is the President and CEO of Financial Investments Corporation ("FIC"), where she oversees private equity investments and the Steans family office operations. Prior to founding FIC in 1994, Ms. Steans served as Treasurer of Prime Graphics, Inc. and as a Senior Consultant then as Manager for the Management Consulting arm of Deloitte & Touche, primarily in the finance and health care industries. In addition, Ms. Steans was a high school math teacher for two years out of college.

Ms. Steans’ business affiliations include service as a Chairman of USAmeribancorp, Inc., a privately held Tampa Bay area middle market bank. She is also a Director of Taylor Capital Group, MCS Holdings, LLC, Provest Holdings, LLC, and Chicago Deferred Exchange Corp. In addition, she serves on the Advisory Board for Carlyle Asia Growth Partners III, LP, Laramar Multi-Family Value Fund, Resource Land Fund, Siena Capital Partners, and is a member of The Commercial Club of Chicago.

Ms. Steans also actively helps lead a number of nonprofit entities, including serving as past Chair of Leadership Greater Chicago. She currently serves as Treasurer of Ravinia Festival and Trustee of the Chicago Foundation for Women, The Steans Family Foundation, and YWCA of Evanston/North Shore.

Ms. Steans holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Davidson College and a M.M. from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University. She was named as one of American Banker’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance for 2013.

Ms. Steans currently resides in Evanston. She is married to Jim Kastenholz and has a sixteen-year-old son, Nicholas.

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