Local Banker Cheryl Braude Joins The North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic Board Of Directors

North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic (NSLAC) Board of Directors is announcing the unanimous election of Cheryl Braude to the NSLAC Board of Directors. Board members bring diverse experiences and skills together with a shared commitment to forwarding the mission of the organization. Members set policy and serve as ambassadors, educating and building relationships to further the success of NSLAC. 

Cheryl Braude has worked in commercial banking for her entire 37-year professional career. For the past 14 years, she has worked at First Bank Chicago (f/k/a First Bank of Highland Park), where she is Chief Credit Officer.  Cheryl is responsible for overseeing the quality of the Bank’s $1.3 billion loan portfolio. Her leadership, experience, and steadfast standards set the tone for the Bank’s credit culture. Her prior 23 years were spent at LaSalle Bank.   

Cheryl attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She is active in her synagogue, sitting on both the Finance and Endowment Committees. Cheryl and her husband live in Northbrook and have two adult children. 

I welcome the opportunity to support NSLAC’s mission and assist in furthering its goals. First Bank Chicago has developed a bank-wide culture of caring for the community and encourages leadership and staff to give time, talent, and resources as well as financial education and charitable contributions. I look forward to putting my professional background and experience and dedicate my time into serving such a worthwhile organization,” said Braude. 

“Cheryl is a highly regarded leader in the financial services industry, and her financial background will make her an invaluable asset as NSLAC continues to grow. She brings leadership and community spirit with a strong desire to fight for the basic dignity that all people deserve,” said Board Chair Robin Powers. 

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