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BMO Harris Bank Appoints New Regional President, Retail Banking, Wisconsin, and New Head of U.S. Mortgage Sales

MILWAUKEE, WI, Sept. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - BMO Harris Bank today announced the appointment of Sang Kim as Regional President, Retail Banking, Wisconsin. Chris Michalski, the previous Regional President, has been appointed Head of U.S. Mortgage Sales, BMO Harris Bank.

In his new appointment, Kim will be responsible for overseeing a network of approximately 200 BMO Harris locations, and delivering the breadth of BMO Harris' retail banking, small business banking and premier services across Wisconsin. Based in Milwaukee, he will report directly to Emilio Cooper, Head, Sales and Distribution, U.S. Retail Banking for BMO Harris Bank.

"Sang's strong leadership skills, coupled with his diverse financial acumen, will help us drive an exceptional experience for our customers throughout Wisconsin," said Cooper. "I am excited to have him lead a talented team of professionals."

Kim is very active in the community, serving on a number of local boards, including the United Way - Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, Discovery World in Milwaukee, Junior Achievement – Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Bankers Association. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics with concentrations in finance and multinational management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Most recently, Kim served as Regional President for the Wisconsin-Michigan region at another financial institution.

Michalski, in his new role, will have accountability for driving mortgage growth throughout the bank's branch footprint. He will lead a team of over 400 mortgage professionals across the U.S.

Michalski served as Regional President for the Southeast Wisconsin Region since 2015 playing a key role in growing the brand and the business while deepening relationships with customers. He joined BMO in 2010 as Market Manager, leading his team to numerous successes and strong business growth. He will report to Emilio Cooper and will be based out of Chicago.

Cooper added, "This is a great role for Chris who has aquired a tremendous amount of knowledge across our business. He is passionate about our customers' financial desires, and will be a valuable mentor and leader to his fellow mortgage professionals."

About BMO Harris Bank
BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through nearly 600 branches and fee-free access to over 40,000 ATMs across the United States. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, go to the company fact sheet. Banking products and services are subject to bank and credit approval. BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a highly diversified financial services provider with total assets of CDN$709 billion (as of July 31, 2017), and more than 45,000 employees.

SOURCE BMO Harris Bank

For further information: Media contact: Emily Penate, Chicago,, (312) 461-7956

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