Daily News: November 25, 2014

Bank of the West Adds VP/NBO to Chicago-Based Team

Bank of the West announced that Diane Marshall has been appointed as a vice president, national banking officer in its Commercial Banking Group (CBG). In her new role, Marshall will be responsible for new business development, due diligence, underwriting, negotiating and structuring middle-market transactions in the Chicago market.

Marshall has more than 11 years of experience as a commercial banker to clients across a diverse range of industries. She has delivered solutions to address clients’ operational needs, such as cash management. Most recently, Marshall was a vice president for Fifth Third Bank in its Structured Finance Group serving middle-market private equity-owned companies.

Bank of the West’s National Banking team in Chicago offers lending, capital markets, cash management, trade financing, and other solutions to companies and their principals. The office is focused on serving middle-market companies with annual revenues of $25 million or more located in the Midwest. The office was established in July 2011.

“The Chicago National Banking office has experienced strong growth since its establishment more than three years ago. During this time, Bank of the West has added a significant number of high-quality, deep relationships with middle market companies across the Midwest,” said John Thurston, managing director and area manager of the bank’s Commercial Coverage Group. “The addition of Diane Marshall further supports the bank’s commitment to growing its presence in the market, and we are excited to welcome Diane to our team.”