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Joseph Derezinski

Director, Education

Joe Derezinski is a Senior Vice President for our Institutional Markets group at BMO Harris Bank. He has over 25 years experience in commercial and municipal banking. Joe currently functions as a relationship manager for not-for-profit institutions, with primary focus on private colleges and private K through 12 schools. Prior to the eight years Joe has been with BMO Harris, Joe was with Bank of America Leasing & Capital Group where he worked on municipal and commercial defeased leveraged lease transactions. Before Bank of America, Joe worked in the public finance division of a regional bank in the roles of underwriter or financial advisor; he also worked for a state bonding authority as the director of programs. This career path provides the unique perspective of being on the issuer’s, credit enhancer’s and underwriter side of a transaction.

Joe has a Bachelor of Business degree in Accounting from Western Illinois University and a Masters in Public Administration and Management from DePaul University.

Area of expertise: educational institutions