Kathleen M. Boege


Bachelor of Arts (English), Northwestern University (1988)
Juris Doctor, University of Minnesota School of Law (1991)

Career summary:

For over 20 years, Kate has served as in-house counsel and executive liaison to the board of directors of several corporations, spanning several highly-regulated industries.  Kate currently serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Wintrust Financial Corporation.  Prior to joining Wintrust, Kate served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of FreightCar America, Inc.; Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of Bally Total Fitness Corporation; and Vice President and Associate General Counsel of the Chicago Stock Exchange. Earlier in her career, Kate worked in private practice at two Chicago law firms.

Community/volunteer commitments:

Kate is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Chicago Finance Exchange.  She serves as a Trustee of The Field Museum and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Public Library Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana, the Keystone Board of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum.


Travel, reading, Minnesota Vikings