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BMO Harris Bank Appoints New Senior Vice President, Head of Central Region Retail and U. S. Mortgage Sales

CHICAGO, October 17, 2016 – BMO Harris Bank today announced the appointment of Emilio Cooper as Senior Vice President, Head of Central Region Retail and U.S. Mortgage Sales for BMO Harris Bank.


In addition to his current responsibilities leading Retail Banking for Central Wisconsin and Minneapolis as Regional President, Mr. Cooper will now be accountable for mortgage growth through customer experience excellence. As he collaborates with partners across BMO, Mr. Cooper will support an environment that encourages both strong community presence and the success of BMO Harris Bank customers across the U.S. Mortgage Banking footprint. He will continue to report directly to Alex Dousmanis-Curtis, Group Head for U.S. Retail and Business Banking.


“Emilio has successfully
led both the Central Region and Mortgage Banker teams since May in an interim capacity,” said Alex Dousmanis-Curtis, Group Head, U.S. Retail and Business Banking, BMO Harris Bank. “His leadership, ability to make good decisions and strong track record of developing top talent makes him a great fit for this expanded role.”


As Regional President, Mr. Cooper provides leadership to a team of over 1,000 retail bankers in 120 branches to exceed growth goals and deliver an exceptional employee and customer experience. As U.S. Head of Mortgage Sales, Mr. Cooper will lead a team of over 400 mortgage professionals across the U.S. footprint to exceed customer expectations, sales plan, and set the standard of excellence for Mortgage in the U.S. for BMO Harris Bank.


With more than 22 years of banking experience, Mr. Cooper has strong familiarity with developing and leading high performing sales teams. Before joining BMO Harris Bank in 2013, Mr. Cooper served as Retail Director and Executive Vice President at Citizens Bank.  He held multiple roles during his 13-year tenure at Wachovia and Wells Fargo Bank, such as Community Bank President, Retail Bank Director and Private Advisory Leader.


Mr. Cooper received his bachelor's degree in economics from Rutgers University in New Jersey and has been involved in the community throughout his professional career. Mr. Cooper has served as President of the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute and was on the Board of Directors for the Westchester Area Education Foundation. Most recently, he is the incoming Board Chair for the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County in Madison, Wisconsin.




About BMO Harris Bank

BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions close to 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin
, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank’s commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, go to the company fact sheet.  Banking products and services are subject to bank and credit approval.  BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with approximately 1,500 branches, and CDN $692 billion in assets (as of July 31, 2016).


For further information: Media Contact:
Emily Penate