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Nicholas S. Giuliano

Nicholas S. Giuliano currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Pan American Bank & Trust, as well as President and Director of its Holding Company, American Bancorp of Illinois, Inc. He has been in the Banking and Financial Services Business for over 30 years and held various executive positions in the areas of private banking and community banking. Prior to Pan American Bank & Trust, Mr. Giuliano served as a founding Managing Director of The Private Bank in Chicago. 

Throughout his career, Mr. Giuliano has been involved in many professional, civic and philanthropic organizations, including the Community Development Bankers’ Association, the Illinois Bankers’ Association and Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago. He is also a Member of The Economic Club of Chicago. Mr. Giuliano serves as a Member of The President’s Advisory Council of Benedictine University. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of Fra Noi Magazine, a monthly publication that serves primarily as the journal of record for the Italian-American Community of Metropolitan Chicago.

Mr. Giuliano formerly served as a Member of the Board of Directors and chaired the Finance and Development Committees of City Year Chicago. He is a past Member of the Board of Directors of Metropolitan Family Services of Chicago. He also served on numerous Boards and Committees of Triton Community College over a 15-year period, most recently having served as Vice Chair of the Triton Community College Foundation Board. Mr. Giuliano is a 1985 Graduate of Benedictine University with a B.A. degree in International Business and Economics.

Frank C. Cerrone

Mr. Cerrone began his career at Pan American Bank & Trust in November of 2007.  During this time he served as President and Director of the Bank.  Beginning in 2011, Mr. Cerrone has served as Vice Chairman, President and Co-Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Cerrone is also Executive Vice President and Director of American Bancorp of Illinois.

Mr. Cerrone has been in the banking industry for the past twenty-five years.  Prior banking positions Mr. Cerrone held include Compliance Officer, CRA Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer, as well as Executive Vice President at the International Bank of Chicago, Director of IBC Bancorp and President of the Community Bank of Lawndale.

Mr. Cerrone's knowledge, vision and passion for banking and business, along with his aptitude to solidify relationships and create new opportunities have greatly contributed to the growth and success of Pan American Bank & Trust.

Outside of the office, Mr. Cerrone serves as a Director of the Community Development Bankers Association, a national trade association of the community development bank sector.  Mr. Cerrone also serves as the Second Vice President of the Italian American Political Coalition, an organization that provides a political voice for the Italian American community.  Mr. Cerrone is also the President of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans.  Mr. Cerrone is also a Director of the Columbian Club, an organization that promotes the adoption and the application of higher social, business and professional standards as well as civic welfare.  Mr. Cerrone was a former Director of the Triton College Foundation.  Mr. Cerrone also participates in several other organizations to promote community support and improvement

In 1995, Mr. Cerrone graduated from Elmhurst College with a degree in Business. In 2000, Mr. Cerrone completed his graduate degree in banking from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Julius W. (Wes) Becton III

Mr. Becton is a seasoned executive with over twenty-five years of executive level leadership and management experience in complex organizations.  From academic medicine to physician hospital joint ventures, Wes is known as a results driven leader who gets the job done.  Mr. Becton holds degrees from George Washington University and Lewis University.  He is a former Army Ranger and served as the commander of the U.S. Army's Honor Guard Company.  Mr. Becton currently serves as a Trustee to Elmhurst College and teaches leadership and management courses at Lewis University.  Mr. Becton is a past president of the Rotary Club of Elmhurst, Illinois and has served on the Community Advisory Board for BMO Harris Bank and the Board of Directors of the Chicago Church of Christ.

Anthony A. Casaccio

Mr. Casaccio joined the Inland family in December 1984 as Vice President of Inland Association Management (IAM). In 1986 he was promoted to President of IAM. In 1991 Mr. Casaccio became President and Director of Inland Partnership Asset Sales Corp.(IPART) responsible for the sale of the Apartment Building and industrial building limited partnerships sponsored by Inland Real Estate Investment Corp.  In 1996 (IPART) changed its name Inland Real Estate Development Corporation (IRED). Mr. Casaccio retained the title of President and Director. IRED was formed to handle the zoning, entitlement and development of three Inland Land Funds consisting of over 11,000 acres of farmland and over 2500 acres of land acquired by IRED for its own account. Mr. Casaccio has testified as an expert in the field of land use and zoning and recently participated in a roundtable discussion and sharing of information with a delegation from the City of Guangzhou, China. Prior to joining Inland Mr. Casaccio owned a property management company.

Mr. Casaccio is a Director of Metropolitan Construction, a general contractor. Since 2008 Mr. Casaccio has served as a Director of Pan American Bank & Trust in Chicago and is a member of the Audit Committee. He received his bachelor degree in Accounting from DePaul University in Chicago. Mr. Casaccio is a licensed real estate broker, a member of the Chicago Association of Realtors, a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago, the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Illinois and National Associations of Realtors.

Timothy D. Hutchison

Mr. Hutchison is the Chief Operating Officer of a national real estate and financial services firm based in Oak Brook, Illinois.  He is involved with all business units and has direct oversight of the shared service operation which includes human resources, information technology, risk management, marketing and public relations. Prior to this position, Mr. Hutchison spent 14 years in operations and management roles in municipal government, having spent time as an assistant to Mayor Richard M. Daley after serving as Capital Finance Director for Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports.

Mr. Hutchison has a degree in economics from the University of Illinois.

Roberta S. Matlin

Ms. Matlin joined IREIC in 1984 as Director of Investor Administration and currently serves as a Director and Senior Vice President of IREIC, in the latter capacity directing its day-to-day internal operations. She also has served as a Director and President of Inland Investment Advisors, Inc. since June 1995 and Intervest Southern Real Estate Corporation since July 1995.  She served as President of Inland Securities Corporation from July 1995 to March 1997 and since July 1995 has served as a Director of Inland Securities Corporation. Since March 1997 she has also served as Inland Securities Corporation’s Vice President. She has served as Vice President of administration of Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. since its inception in October 2004. She has been President of Inland American Business Manager & Advisor since October 2004.  Ms. Matlin served as Vice President of administration of Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. from 2003 until 2007, Vice President of Administration of Inland Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. from 1998 until 2004, Vice President of Administration of Inland Real Estate Corporation from 1995 until 2000 and Trustee and Executive Vice President of Inland Mutual Fund Trust from 2001 until 2004.  Ms. Matlin also has been a Director of Inland Institutional Capital Partners Corporation since May 2006 and a Director of Pan American Bank & Trust since December 2007.  Ms. Matlin is the Vice President of Administration of Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc. and also has served as the President of Inland Diversified Business Manager & Advisor, Inc. from June 2008 through May 2009 and is currently its Vice President.  Since April 2009 she has served as President of Inland Opportunity Business Manager & Advisor, Inc. Prior to joining IREIC, Ms. Matlin worked for the Chicago Region of the Social Security Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Ms. Matlin is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Champaign. She holds Series 7, 22, 24, 39, 63 and 65 licenses from FINRA and is a member of the Investment Program Association and the Real Estate Securities Association.

Roberto Ramirez

Commissioner at The Illinois Latino Family Commission, Founded The Jesus Guadalupe Foundation and The Spanish Public Media Foundation and Board of trustee at Benedictine University.

Roberto founded TIDY, a full service, janitorial and custodial company serving commercial clients in the City of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. In 1996, just six years after starting his company, Roberto and TIDY were honored with the “Chicago Hispanic Business of the Year” award presented by the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA). Soon after, he was elected to the HACIA Board of Directors.

Roberto founded the Jesus-Guadalupe Foundation in 1997. The foundation, under Roberto’s leadership, has awarded more than 167 scholarships totaling over $300,000.00 to successful students in more than 20 colleges and universities throughout the United States.

In 1998, TIDY appeared in the July/August Issue of Hispanic Business as one of the fastest growing Hispanic companies in the United States. In 1999, Roberto went back to the same high school he had left many years ago as a young man and received his high school diploma. In 2000, Roberto was named by Illinois Governor George Ryan to the Governor’s Commission on Capital Punishment. At the same time, Roberto was elected to the Board of Directors of Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), a national organization based in Berkley California.