MB Financial Bank announced that Michael J. Leonard has joined the organization as a group president in the bank’s Commercial Banking Group. Leonard joins MB from First Midwest Bank where he was regional president of the bank’s largest commercial banking region.

He and his team will be based in Lemont, IL, and will provide MB Financial Bank’s broad range of commercial banking services to mid-sized companies in the south and southwest suburbs of Chicago as well as in northwest Indiana. Leonard comes to MB Financial Bank with more than 25 years of experience in Chicago commercial banking.

Larry Ryan, MB Financial Bank executive vice president and chief lending officer, said, “I’m very pleased to welcome Mike Leonard to MB Financial. Mike brings extensive market knowledge and experience, along with a proven record of leadership and growth. His deep roots in Chicago and his extensive involvement in service to the community make Mike an outstanding addition to MB’s commercial banking team.”