Former Head of Equipment Finance for Fifth Third Joins Old Second Bancorp’s Board

Old Second Bancorp, the holding company for Old Second National Bank, increased the size of its board of directors to 13 members and appointed Jill E. York and Billy J. Lyons Jr. to the board, effective Oct. 19, 2020. York and Lyons also were appointed to the board of directors of the bank.

“I am pleased to welcome Billy and Jill to our board and look forward to working with them,” William Skoglund, chairman of the board of Old Second, said. “They both bring considerable experience in the financial services industry and broad knowledge of both the risks and opportunities that will confront Old Second in the years ahead. We are confident that the addition of Billy and Jill will provide valuable perspective and enhance the diversity of experiences and viewpoints on the board as we continue to execute on our strategies to drive growth and enhance value for our stockholders.”

York most recently served as president and head of equipment finance and leasing solutions for Fifth Third Bank until April 2020. Before that, she held various executive level positions with MB Financial, including serving as its CFO for 16 years and serving as its vice president and as executive vice president of specialty banking and mergers and acquisitions of its subsidiary bank until it was sold to Fifth Third Bank in March of 2019. She is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and serves on the board of trustees of Illinois Wesleyan University. York was appointed a Class III director for a term expiring in 2022 and will serve on Old Second’s audit committee and on the IT steering committee of the bank’s board of directors.

Lyons served for more than 30 years with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, most recently as a national bank examiner, before his retirement in December 2019. Lyons was appointed a Class I director for a term expiring in 2023 and will serve on the risk committee and loan committee of the bank’s board of directors.

Old Second Bancorp is a bank holding company headquartered in Aurora, IL, with more than $2.9 billion in consolidated assets at June 30, 2020.

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