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Wintrust announced its appointment of Chris Baker as president of Lake Forest Bank & Trust, part of the Wintrust Community Banks family.
Baker has more than 20 years of banking industry experience, and he enjoys forming relationships with business owners, individuals, families, and nonprofit institutions to help them achieve their business goals. He started at Lake Forest Bank & Trust in 2001 and has held numerous positions in retail banking, commercial underwriting, and middle market banking.
Baker has a bachelor’s degree in history from Denison University and has lived in Lake Forest for more than 15 years. He currently serves on the City of Lake Forest’s Housing Trust Fund Board, which helps provide financial resources to address the city’s affordable housing needs.