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.

Mary Cunningham Board Member:

Mary Cunningham

Board Member:

Chicago Deferred Exchange Company


Mary Cunningham is President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Deferred Exchange Company, one of the nation’s oldest and largest providers of Qualified Intermediary services to investors seeking to structure tax-deferred exchanges under IRC Section 1031. Mary is responsible for a team of professionals who are dedicated to providing Qualified Intermediary and Exchange Accommodation Titleholder services to attorneys, accountants, real estate and tax professionals nationwide.

Mary’s expertise comes from her direct involvement with tens of thousands of tax-deferred exchanges across a diverse group of assets over a 20+ year period. Mary earned her B.S. in Finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and is a 1996 graduate of the American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School and holds the Certified Exchange Specialist® designation. Mary is actively involved in the Federation of Exchange Accommodators (FEA) the national trade organization for qualified intermediaries. Mary currently serves on the FEA Executive Committee.

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