First Midwest Bank hired four veteran bankers to further the strategic expansion of its existing healthcare business

Mark G. Sander, president of First Midwest Bank, said, “We are pleased to have Ken Sinha, Michael Mason, Don Woods and Gerri-Ann Bagdonas join us to expand our already successful and growing Midwest healthcare group. With extensive client relationships, these bankers increase our healthcare lending expertise and capacity while providing us the opportunity to broaden our geographic reach.”

The four newly hired bankers, who will be based in a new loan production office in Cleveland, have provided credit and non-credit services to numerous healthcare providers as well as senior living organizations in a multi-state region and, as such, provide enhanced market opportunities to the bank. Healthcare is among the largest and fastest growing industries in the country.

Sinha has more than 30 years of commercial banking experience and joins the bank as a senior vice president in the healthcare group, leading the new office.

Mason, with more than 20 years of experience, has been named a senior vice president. He will have primary responsibility for clients in Ohio and Indiana as well as national providers.

Woods also joins the bank as a senior vice president. He has more than 30 years of commercial banking experience, including 10 years at RBS Citizens in C&I lending. He will focus his efforts in the Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee markets.

Bagdonas has been named a vice president. With more than 20 years of commercial banking experience, she will continue to concentrate her efforts in the markets of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and New York.

First Midwest Bank provides a full range of commercial, leasing, retail, wealth management, trust and private banking products and services through more than 110 locations in metropolitan Chicago, Northwest Indiana, Central and Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa.