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Hamed Hashmy is a Senior Vice President on the Chicago West Not-for-Profit Business Banking team with responsibility for over 40 clients across Chicago and the suburbs. He delivers customized treasury, lending, retirement, and investment solutions to Not-for-Profit organizations in the $5MM to $50MM+ revenue space. He also formed and chairs the NFP Council, an internal resource group dedicated to furthering market share in the Not-for-Profit sector in Chicagoland.

In 2020, Hamed was named to Crain’s Notable Minorities in Commercial Banking list, he was selected to Bank of America’s global Emerging Leaders Program and selected to serve on Bank of America’s first-ever Racial Equity Committee to help advance racial equality and economic opportunity in the City of Chicago. In January 2022, he was appointed to the Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Council for the Midwest Region.


    • Not-for-profit

    • Vice Chairman, Choose Chicago Foundation (Mar 2022 to present), a 501c3 that makes grants to black an brown college students interested in careers in hospitality/tourism industries
    • Board Member, Chicago South Asian Arts Council (Nov 2013 to Mar 2017), a 501c3 that advanced independent cinema from countries within the South Asian region
    • Volunteer, Hyderabad Foundation of Chicago (1981 to 2016), a 501c3 that promoted Hyderabadi Indian culture.

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