Head of CRA Strategy and Community Impact
Beth Witczak joined the CIBC in October 2008 and currently serves as managing director and head of CRA strategy and community impact. She is also responsible for administration of the bank’s corporate philanthropy and volunteer programs.
Since joining CIBC, Witczak has implemented several systems to streamline data reporting and has implemented a comprehensive community reinvestment program that includes processes ranging from performance monitoring to creating affordable products, implementing financial literacy programs, and developing a framework for CRA investment approval and monitoring.
Prior to CIBC, Witczak worked at Bank of America, where she was responsible for lending and enterprise analysis for their national CRA program. She held this position from January 2008 to October 2008 following Bank of America’s acquisition of LaSalle Bank. Witczak was a senior vice president at LaSalle Bank NA and managed the bank’s community reinvestment compliance program in Illinois and Michigan. She has worked in the community reinvestment field since 1991, serving in a variety of roles at LaSalle Bank and its predecessors over 20 years.
Witczak currently serves as a board member of A Silver Lining Foundation. She also previously served on the Board of Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago from 2000 until recently, serving as board chairperson from 2011 to 2017.
Witczak is a graduate of Purdue University Calumet and also holds an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago.
Beth Witczak will participate in “Untangling the Purse Strings: How Board Governance Impacts Funder Decisions.”