Michael W. Lewis - Director

Michael W. Lewis was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) in November 2013 representing suburban Cook County. He serves on the Audit and Finance committees.

Mr. Lewis is a retired corporate executive of BMO Financial Group whose career spanned more than 30 years. He has served in many capacities at the financial institution including assistant vice-president, vice-president, and team leader in the Special industries Group, assuming responsibility for the Healthcare, Education and Tax-Exempt Institutions Team. He served as Regional President and Executive Vice President of the Chicago Metro Region of BMO Harris Bank until his retirement.

Mr. Lewis is a member of the Village of Olympia Fields’ Economic Development committee and sat on the zoning board of appeals. He also served on the BMO Harris Diversity Council and was co-chair for the sustainability council. Lewis serves on Western Michigan University’s Foundation Board and as chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Haworth College of Business.

Mr. Lewis has a Bachelor’s in Business from Western Michigan University and a MBA from Indiana University in Bloomington.