Board of Directors

The BAI Board of Directors has governance responsibilities and works with BAI management to set strategic directions for the organization. Board members are executives with diverse backgrounds and experiences in a variety of financial services companies. They are passionate about BAI’s mission, vision and values and are one of BAI’s greatest assets.

Chairman of the Board
Steve SaLoutos

Executive Vice President, Midwest Regional
Executive Consumer & Business Banking
Metropolitan Banking
U.S. Bank
Milwaukee, WI

Vice Chair
Chuck Kim

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
St. Louis, MO

President & CEO
Debbie Bianucci

President & Chief Executive Officer 
Chicago, IL

Past Chair
Chris McComish

Executive Vice President, Director of Regional
Banking-Retail, Wealth & Business Banking
TCF Bank
Troy, MI

Counselor to the Board
Janet Coletti

Executive Vice President, Human Resources
M&T Bank Corporation
Buffalo, NY

Tim Crane

Executive Vice President, Senior Market Head of Wintrust Financial Corporation
Wintrust Financial Corporation
Chicago, IL

Scott Peters

Senior Executive Vice President & Head of Consumer Banking Group
Regions Bank
Birmingham, AL

Todd Barnhart

Executive Vice President, Head of Retail Distribution
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA

Bobby Berman

Group Executive Vice President, Research & Planning
Frost Bank
San Antonio, TX

Rick Calero

Head of Lending & Deposits
BNY Mellon
New York, NY

Larissa Chaikowsky

Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Wealth
BMO Financial Group
Chicago, IL

Trina Evans

Chief of Staff and Director of Corporate Center
Cleveland, OH

Chuck Heiden

Managing Director, Head of Product Management for Consumer & Business Banking
JPMorgan Chase
Columbus, OH

John Jordan

Head of the Academy and Advisor Development
Bank of America
Charlotte, NC

Bob Kottler

Executive Vice President, Director of Retail, Mortgage and Small Business
New Orleans, LA

Susan LaMonica

Chief Human Resources Officer
Citizens Financial Group
Stamford, CT

Beth Provanzana

Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer
Northern Trust
Chicago, IL

Mark Sheehan

Executive Vice President and Director, Digital and Omni Channel
Huntington National Bank
Columbus, OH

Ameesh Vakharia
Executive Vice President, Head of Retail Strategy,
Products & Omni Channel Team
Truist Bank
Atlanta, GA