President, Illinois / PNC Bank
Scott C. Swanson is president of PNC Bank in Illinois. He leads PNC’s overall growth strategy in the market, including the executive banking team, Corporate Banking, Asset Management and Retail Banking. In addition, he represents PNC and its 3,000local employees in the community and directs the company’s community engagement, including PNC’s Grow Up Great, a bilingual, early education initiative that has committed $11 million to multiple community based organizations in the Chicagoland area.
Swanson has 25 years of banking and other corporate experience. He joined PNC in February 2013 from Charter One and RBS Citizens, Illinois and Michigan, where he served as president and a member of RBS Citizen’s Executive leadership team.
Prior to Charter One in 2007, Swanson spent 17 years at JPMorgan Chase and its predecessors, the majority of which were in Chase’s commercial bank, and concluding as the national executive of Chase’s business banking operations. Swanson began his professional career at Arthur Andersen in its Tax Group.
Active in the Chicago community, Swanson serves as member to the executive committee of the Adler Planetarium (past Chair) and the Commercial Club of Chicago (current Treasurer) and serves on its Civic Committee. He serves on the boards of directors of The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce (past Chair), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, World Business Chicago, the Big Shoulders Fund, the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and the Executives’ Club of Chicago. He is a member of the Cook County Council of Economic Advisors, the Economic Club of Chicago, the finance council of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago and serves as a trustee of Neighborhood Housing Services.
Swanson earned his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, where he graduated with honors. He is also a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he earned a bachelor of science in finance.