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Christina Frank, '98
Featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Western News
Christina Frank ’98 is senior vice president and division manager of commercial and institutional banking at MB Financial Bank. After finishing her Bachelor of Business in Finance, she started her career in MB’s Leadership Development Program in 1998.
After joining MB, she immediately began a two-year program as a credit analyst, underwriting credit for many areas of the bank, before landing a position in commercial real estate lending. She went on to work in the real estate group for 10 years. During that time, she earned numerous promotions, including division manager and senior vice president. In 2008, she transitioned as division manager and senior vice president to commercial and institutional banking.
In her current role, she manages seven full-time employees (five of whom are high-performing sales people).
“It is very challenging to manage new business development, client retention and the personalities of seven highly-talented individuals,” she noted.
She encourages new graduates to follow their passion and “love the career” they choose. For Frank, the road to success has been paved with lots of perseverance.
“It takes a lot of hard work, dedication and commitment to your career,” she said.
“I am most proud that I have committed to being at one organization for more than 14 years. I started at MB Financial Bank shortly after graduating from WIU in 1998 and have been here since,” Frank said.
“There are many opportunities for talented, hardworking professionals to excel at MB.”