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Record #: R2022-1133   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/4/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/4/2022
Title: Congratulations extended to Norman Bobins on 80th birthday
Sponsors: O'Shea, Matthew J.
Attachments: 1. R2022-1133.pdf
WHEREAS, Norman "Norm" Bobins will celebrate his 80th birthday on November 14th, 2022; and

WHEREAS, The City Council has been notified of this milestone by the Honorable Matthew O'Shea, Alderman of the 19th Ward; and

WHEREAS, Born on November 14, 1942, on the south side of Chicago, Norm would go on to marry his childhood sweetheart Virginia; they share their beloved son, Robert, who grew up to become a teacher; and
WHEREAS, Norm earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin in 1964 and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago in 1967; and
WHEREAS, After graduation, Mr. Bobins decided to pursue a banking career and started working at American National Bank and Trust Company; he held various commercial lending positions before moving to the Exchange National Bank of Chicago in April of 1981 before it was acquired by LaSalle Bank Corporation; and
WHEREAS, Today, Mr. Bobins is the chief executive of the financial consulting firm Norman Bobins Consulting LLC, which was formed in 2008 after his retirement from LaSalle Bank Corporation as chairman, president and chief executive officer in 2007; and
WHEREAS, Even after his retirement, Mr. Bobins has remained active in the City's business community; he serves as the vice chairman of CIBC U.S. Region and serves on the CIBC Bank USA Board of Directors as well as the boards of Pangea Properties, Hilco Global, Halo Parent Holdings, L.P., and OW Holdings Corporation; Mr. Bobins also served on the Board of Directors of AAR CORP. for 12 years before retiring in 2019, Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. for five years before retiring in 2020 and Transco, Inc., for 47 years before retiring in 2022; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated to serving his community and his City, Mr. Bobins was a member of the Chicago Board of Education, having been appointed by Mayor Richard M. Daley to four consecutive terms; Norm is also a former Chairman of the Board ofthe Chicagoland...

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