A former MB Financial president who recently left the $10.32 billion-asset bank after a management shakeup has stepped into the same position at Oak Brook-based Inland Bank & Trust.
Thomas Panos, who last September left his job as president of MB Financial Bank, head of its commercial lending department, and an MB board member, has been named president and chief commercial banking officer of $1.2 billion-asset Inland. He had remained an MB employee and adviser to the bank through March 31.
Panos will also join the board of Inland, which is affiliated with the Inland Real Estate Group. Inland Bank’s chairman and chief executive is Howard Jaffe, a former chief financial officer of MB. Jaffe had previously held the president’s post as well.
Inland Bank has branches in Countryside, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Hawthorn Woods, Hillside, Lake Zurich, Lombard, Morton Grove and Villa Park.
Panos was named president of MB in 2005. He has a bachelor’s in commerce and an MBA from DePaul University in Chicago.