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Barry Sabloff

Barry Sabloff

Barry Sabloff is a retired banker who currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Marquette National Corporation and it subsidiary, Marquette Bank, in Chicago; as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CoBank ACB in Denver; and, as a director of Calypso Technology, Inc. in San Francisco.

Mr. Sabloff began his career in banking at The First National Bank of Chicago after serving three years as an officer in the United States Navy. He continued with the bank through a number of mergers through which it became First Chicago NBD then Bank One and since his retirement has become part of JP Morgan Chase. When he retired he was Executive Vice President and Head of the International Group at Bank One where he was responsible for all of Bank One's non-U.S. customers, the international branch network, global foreign exchange, international treasury and trade finance products. During his 30 year career with First Chicago and Bank One, Mr. Sabloff held a number of other leadership roles heading groups such as Syndications and Private Placements; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Global Risk Management. For most of his career he worked in Chicago although he did live in London for four years when he was the area manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Mr. Sabloff was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sherwood Conservatory of Music and joined the board of Columbia College Chicago on the occasion of the merger of Sherwood into Columbia in 2007. Mr. Sabloff continues as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Sherwood Conservatory at Columbia College Chicago. Additionally he serves as a director of The American School in London Foundation and as a director of Marquette Bank Foundation. His past non-profit affiliations have included serving as a director or trustee of The Feltre School (Chicago), The Mid-America Committee for International Business, The American School in London Trust, Ltd., Inroads Inc., Inroads/Chicago, Inc., and the Illinois Cancer Center.

Mr. Sabloff grew up primarily in Delaware and Pennsylvania. He graduated cum laude with a BA in Economics from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) and holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. He lives in Winnetka, Illinois with his wife, Anne.