Robert M. Fitzgerald is senior vice president in the Public Funds Division of LaSalle Bank where he is a relationship manager for clients in the government sector. Prior to joining the bank in July, 2005 he was senior vice president for Bank of America where he served as a loaned executive to the Governor’s Office of Management & Budget in Springfield. Fitzgerald also had a long career with the Federal Reserve System, serving as senior vice president of operations at the Chicago Fed, and Chairman of the Federal Reserve System’s subcommittee on electronic payments.
Fitzgerald holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University, Chicago and is an alumnus of both the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the Executive Development Program at Northwestern University, Evanston. He serves as vice chair of the Chicago Crime Commission, is secretary-treasurer of the Bankers Club of Chicago, a trustee of Old St. Patrick’s Church, a trustee of the Children at the Crossroads Foundation and a director of Concern Worldwide (US). Fitzgerald is a second-generation Irish American, with ancestors from counties Kerry and Mayo and is a member of the Irish Fellowship Club. He is the father of four adult children and has eight grandchildren and lives in Chicago.