2022 Midwest Gala Dinner

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Bobins. Norman

Honoring: Norman Bobins, Vice Chairman, CIBC Bank, USA

Norman R. Bobins is the Chief Executive of Norman Bobins Consulting LLC (NBC), which was formed in 2008 and provides financial consulting services to various clients. 

Beginning his career at American National Bank and Trust Company in 1967, Mr. Bobins has spent 54 years in banking. In 1981, he joined Exchange National Bank, which was acquired by LaSalle Bank. He retired from LaSalle Bank Corporation as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer in 2007. In 2008, Bobins joined The PrivateBank and Trust Company as non-executive Chairman. In 2017, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) acquired The PrivateBank.  Mr. Bobins is Vice Chairman of CIBC USA and serves on the CIBC Bank USA Board of Directors.

Mr. Bobins serves on the Board of Directors of Pangea Properties, Hilco Global, Halo Parent Holdings, L.P. and OW Holdings Corporation. He is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Transco, Inc. Among his many charitable interests, he serves on the Boards of Directors of the Brain Research Foundation, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, Navy Pier, Inc., and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. He is a Trustee of WTTW Communications, Inc., a Life Trustee of the Field Museum, and a Life Member of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

The Beauty of the Brain

Building the Future of Neuroscience

Join us to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the Weizmann Institute and to
advance the next transformative breakthroughs in brain research.


The Weizmann Institute is taking neuroscience research into the future with its flagship initiative, the Azrieli Institute for Brain and Neural Sciences. Bringing together Weizmann’s multidisciplinary excellence and cutting-edge technologies, the initiative will drive breakthroughs in areas from autism to Alzheimer’s, dementia to depression, and far beyond. All proceeds from the 2022 Midwest Gala Dinner will support this exciting new institute.


200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601



6:30 PM

Dinner and Program

7:30 PM

Cocktail Attire


Lester Crown
Renée Crown


Marilyn Perlman
Brian D. Price
Jamie Robin


William Brodsky
Chairman, Cedar Street Asset Management

William Marovitz
Principal, The Marovitz Group

Richard Price
Chairman & CEO, Mesirow

Larry Richman
Former Chairman & CEO, CIBC Bank, USA