College of LAS « Illinois

Michael T. Taylor

Michael T. Taylor Michael T. Taylor (AB, ’01, finance and speech communication; MBA, ’04, finance; MHRIR ’04, human resources and industrial relations) resides in Deer Park and is the head of Healthcare Lending for First Midwest Bank. First Midwest Bank is a commercial bank headquartered in Itasca, Illinois. The health care practice at First Midwest Bank provides loans to non- and for-profit hospitals, senior living providers, and ancillary support service providers. Prior to joining First Midwest Bank, Mike was an investment banker at Ziegler, a boutique investment bank headquartered in Chicago, focused on senior living finance, issuing tax-exempt bonds for nonprofit senior-living providers. During his undergraduate years at Illinois, Mike was a founding member and first president of the LAS Leaders, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences' student advancement group. In his board membership application, Mike wrote: "I attribute much of the success that I have to date to the education that I received at the University of Illinois. As a result, I would like the opportunity to give back by not only helping current students but also working with the board to extend its mission of reconnecting alumni with the college and university."