The Donald L. Kaufman Business Speaker Series welcomes Paul Greig, Chairman, President & CEO of FirstMerit Corporation on April 7, 2010.
Paul G. Greig was appointed Chairman of FirstMerit Corporation on January 18, 2007. Prior to being appointed Chairman, he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of FirstMerit Corporation since May 18, 2006. At that time, he was also elected as a Director to the FirstMerit Corporation Board of Directors for a three year term.
Mr. Greig began his banking career in 1978 with American National Bank. From 1978 to 1996, he held numerous senior officer positions in Chicago for American National Bank in the commercial banking group. From 1996 to 1999, he was the executive officer for consumer banking for First Chicago Bank. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Greig was President and CEO of Bank One Wisconsin and served as head of consumer banking for First Chicago’s Chicago and Northwest Indiana marketplace. In 2005, he joined Charter One Bank-Illinois and served as President and CEO of Charter One Bank-Illinois, where in addition to leading banking activities in Illinois, he also ran mid-corporate commercial banking across the Mid-States Region.
Mr. Greig received a Bachelors Degree in Economics, with highest distinction, from Wheaton College and an MBA from DePaul University. He currently is on the Board of Trustees of the Musical Arts Association; a Trustee for the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission; Trustee for Akron Tomorrow; Trustee for the Akron Roundtable; Director of Ohio Banker’s League; Member of The 50 Club in Cleveland; and Leadership Cabinet Member of Advance Akron for The Greater Akron Chamber. His past board memberships included: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Urban League, Junior Achievement of Chicago and the Community Investment Corporation. He also served on the Executive Advisors Board of Metropolitan Planning Council of Chicago.