Scott C. Swanson of Charter One and RBS Citizens Elected Chairman of Chicagoland Chamber
CHICAGO – Scott C. Swanson, President, Charter One and RBS Citizens, Illinois, has been elected Chairman of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. The appointment, made effective June 5 during the Chamber’s 108th Annual Meeting of Membership, is for a two-year term. Swanson succeeds Deborah DeHaas, Chief Inclusion Officer, Vice Chairman and Central Region Managing Partner of Deloitte LLP, as Chairman.
“Scott is a proven leader in Chicago’s business and civic communities and is passionate about the Chamber’s efforts to strengthen our business climate,” said Jerry Roper, President and CEO, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. “We are thrilled to have someone with Scott’s enthusiasm and business expertise as our new Chairman to inspire growth, encourage innovation and drive collaboration.”
Swanson joined Charter One and RBS Citizens as Illinois President in 2007. Beginning in July, he will assume additional responsibility as President for Charter One and RBS Citizens in the state of Michigan while also maintaining his current role in Illinois. Swanson serves on RBS Citizens Financial Group’s Executive Leadership Group, the company’s senior leadership team.
“I am honored and proud to serve as the new Chairman of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce,” Swanson said. “For more than a century, the Chamber has been a leading voice of business and has developed a legacy of success in promoting competitiveness and innovation throughout our region. I look forward to advancing the Chamber’s mission and ensuring that the Chicagoland area continues its work toward becoming the most business-friendly region in the United States.”
Prior to being elected Chairman, Swanson previously served the Chamber as a member of the executive committee, most recently as Vice Chairman.
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Swanson was profiled the Sun-Times on his new position of Chairman of the Board.