SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jeffery (Jeff) Bowden has joined the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) as Senior Banking Advisor. Bowden, an Inverness, Ill., resident with more than 40 years of banking industry experience, will focus on serving IBA members and prospective members in the Greater Chicagoland Area.
Bowden has served the industry in many capacities, primarily over 25 years in the financial institutions group with LaSalle Bank N. A. and its acquirer, Bank of America. After retiring in 2011, he continued to work as a contracted consultant to the financial services industry in the areas of capital restructuring, managing distressed assets and accounts receivable financing.
IBA President and CEO Linda Koch said, "We are thrilled to have Jeff join our IBA Membership team. His longevity in the business and knowledge of the industry will be tremendous assets in serving our current members and securing new ones."
Bowden has a bachelor's degree from DePauw University and a master's degree in Business Administration from Governors State University. He is a Stonier School of Banking graduate and holds a Conference of State Bank Supervisors Senior Examiners Certificate from the University of Oklahoma.
The Illinois Bankers Association is a full-service trade association dedicated to creating a positive business climate that benefits the entire banking industry and the communities they serve. Founded in 1891, the IBA brings together state and national banks and savings banks of all sizes in Illinois. Collectively, the IBA represents nearly 90 percent of the assets of the Illinois banking industry, which employs more than 100,000 men and women in over 5,000 offices across the state.
SOURCE Illinois Bankers Association