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Valley Bank Hires Midwest Regional President

Valley Bank is expanding its Chicago office with the hiring of Matthew Weidle as first SVP and Midwest regional president. The two-decade baking veteran will focus on expanding Valley’s Commercial Banking presence in the Chicago market and Midwest region.  

Under Weidle’s leadership, Valley aims to take its commercial & industrial, real estate and wealth management business to new levels. Valley also intends to bring new verticals to the marketplaces such as asset-based lending, association banking, leasing and SBA, among other solutions. 

“Few people understand the marketplace and needs of the business community as well as Matt Weidle,” said Valley Bank head of corporate banking Jeff Watts. “With Matt leading our brand in the market and Jerry Lumpkins continuing to lead our real estate business in the Midwest Region, Valley will help customers capitalize on today’s evolving marketplace as we expand our footprint across the region.”

Pictured: Matthew Weidle. 

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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