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BMO Harris Bank Appoints Tracie Morris as new U.S. Chief Human Resources Officer

CHICAGO, May 8, 2019 /CNW/ - BMO Harris Bank today announced the appointment of Tracie Morris as U.S. Chief Human Resources Officer. Morris' appointment is effective immediately.

"Tracie is an exceptional talent, known for her strong leadership skills, her community involvement and her passionate advocacy for her fellow colleagues," said David Casper, U.S. CEO, BMO Financial Group.  "She will play a key role in our ability to attract and retain top talent as we continue to accelerate our growth in the U.S."

Based in Chicago, Tracie will serve as the Head of Human Resources for all U.S. operations, including governance, regulatory and board issues.  She will also be responsible for HR leadership and support to the Personal & Business Banking and Commercial Banking teams.

Morris' role was previously held by Larissa Chaikowsky, who was recently named Chief Operating Officer, BMO Wealth Management U.S.

Morris has been in HR leadership roles for over 20 years, including the last seven with Exelon Corporation and Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd).  She is a member of the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of America, Business Leadership Council, Women Employed and Black Ensemble Theatre. She is also a Strategic Human Resources and Cognitive Mechanism Research professor at the University of Lyon in France.

Morris holds a bachelor's degree in organizational communications from North Central College and a master's degree in management and organizational behaviors from Benedictine University.

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 United States. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, visit the company fact sheet. Accounts are subject to 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$807 billion (as of January 31, 2019), and more than 45,000 employees.

SOURCE BMO Harris Bank

For further information: Media contact: Patrick O'Herlihy, Chicago, Patrick.OHerlihy@bmo.com, (312) 461-6970

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