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First Midwest names Carroll chief HR officer

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Itasca-based First Midwest Bancorp and First Midwest Bank has appointed Kathleen S. Carroll as executive vice president and chief human resources officer.

She will be responsible for all aspects of First Midwest's people activities, including recruiting, talent management, organizational development and total rewards to support First Midwest's operations and continued growth.

Carroll has over 25 years of multifunctional experience in human resources, strategy, corporate development and finance within several industries and diverse business models. Prior to joining First Midwest, she held various leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Aon Corporation, most recently as global head of talent acquisition and HR lead for M&A. Carroll previously served in management positions with the telecommunications firm Sprint, and began her career in consulting and accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Carroll holds a master of management degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy from the University of Missouri. She is a board member of Leadership Greater Chicago and the International Women's Forum Leadership Foundation.

""Kathleen brings extensive human resources leadership experience that will help guide First Midwest as we recruit, develop and engage a talented and diverse workforce to support our continued growth and the evolving needs of our business and our clients," said Michael L. Scudder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Midwest Bancorp and First Midwest Bank.