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A Strong Economy, But Some Hesitancy Still

U.S. companies continue to experience job growth, but they struggle to forecast long term and are concerned about attracting and retaining strong talent, according to Rod Murray, senior vice president of commercial banking.

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Rod Murray

Senior Vice President Commercial Banking

Rod Murray joined Associated Bank in 2010 and is currently the group senior vice president for commercial banking in Chicago and also serves as the head of the leveraged finance group for the Bank . He oversees corporate banking activities and offices covering Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio and Texas, focusing on middle market companies. As head of the leveraged group, Rod provides overall leadership in the company's effort to grow its private equity portfolio by supporting select sponsors that focus on the middle market space.

Rod brings more than 25 years of banking experience to Associated Bank. Previously, he held the position of managing director, division leader at The PrivateBank in Chicago. Previous experience also includes division head in the middle market group at LaSalle Bank.

Rod holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Illinois State University. He has served on the board of directors for Chicago Youth Centers and The Gateway for Cancer Research, where he served in varying capacities including Treasurer and Secretary.


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