Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Each member of the Board of Directors for Wintrust Investments, The Chicago Trust Company, Great Lakes Advisors, and Chicago Deferred Exchange Company brings meaningful skills and experience to the table. Collectively, they have a diverse perspective on leadership, business, and philanthropy. Moreover, they all have strong ties to the communities we serve, which will help us further strengthen our position as Chicago's wealth manager.

Edward J. Calkins

Edward J. Calkins

Board Member:

Great Lakes Advisors


Edward Calkins is a Senior Managing Director at Great Lakes Advisors where he manages the Large Cap Value strategy. In 1990, Ed helped found Great Lakes Advisors and has since played an instrumental role in the development of the firm’s unique approach to equity management. He is one of the Portfolio Managers for the value equity approach, assists in managing client relationships, and participates in business development. He is a member of the Management Committee, Investment Committee, and Board of Directors. 

Ed began his career at Continental Bank in 1973 after graduating with an MBA with distinction from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and earning a BS with honors from Saint Louis University. He is a member of the CFA Institute and its Chicago chapter and serves on the DePaul University Finance Advisory Board. Ed has also been a guest speaker at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

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