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Pamela Sharar-Stoppel serves as market head for Wintrust’s western suburban community banks. She is the former CEO and president of Wheaton Bank & Trust, where she continues to provide leadership and support.
Prior to joining Wintrust, Pam began her career with the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group in Chicago and spent several years at JPMorgan Chase and its predecessors. Throughout her career, she has served in a variety of roles including credit analyst, commercial banking manager, branch president, managed assets manager, credit support manager, and senior underwriter.
Pam has a bachelor’s degree in business from Western Illinois University and a master’s degree in finance and international business from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She serves on the board of directors for DuPage Pads, Wessex 504 Corporation, and the Illinois Bankers Association, and she is a member of the Wheaton Lions Club.