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Susan Oleari

Susan Oleari

Regional President, Chicago

BMO Private Bank

Susan Oleari is the Regional President of Chicago with BMO Private Bank. Sue oversees the strategic development and delivery of BMO Private Bank’s personal wealth management platform to high net worth individuals, families and organizations, including closely-held and family-owned businesses, endowments and foundations throughout the U.S. Sue has been with BMO Harris Bank for over 25 years, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience serving in a progression of leadership roles including Business Banking Commercial Sales Manager, Retail Market President, Premier Services Regional Manager, Private Bank Managing Director, and National Head of Sales for BMO Wealth Management.


Sue earned a BS in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign where she graduated with honors. In 2015, she graduated from The CBA Executive Banking School at Furman University in Greenville, SC. 


She was a 2016, 2017 and 2018 award recipient of the American Banker Most Powerful Women in Banking – Top Banking Team. Sue is a member of the Board of Directors for BMO Harris Financial Advisors and BMO Investment Distributors, serves on the Advisory Board for W.I.S.E. (Women In A Supported Environment), and is the Co-Chair for the Professional Development Committee of the Wealth Management Diversity & Inclusion Council. Sue was a 6-year term Board Member, Finance Committee Member and Event Committee Member for the YWCA of Evanston/North Shore. She is a Board Member, Academy Committee Member, Treasurer and Board Member of the Women’s Board for The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago.


Sue and her husband, Josh, have been married for over 20 years and have three children; Samantha (age 19), Nathan (age 16), and Katherine (age 12). Sue is very dedicated to her family and was the Philanthropy Chairman for her daughter’s grade school.