Board of Directors

John Lillard

John Lillard co-founded JMB Institutional Realty and served as its executive president and chairman.  John is former chairman of Wintrust Financial and a former general partner of Scudder, Stevens and Clark where he served on the Board of Directors. He served as director of Lake Forest Bank and Trust Company, KB Partners, LLC., Stryker Corporation, and Cintas Corporation, among others. John is a life trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and a trustee to Lake Forest College and Children’s Home and Aid Society.  He is a retired Lieutenant Junior Grade in the United States Navy.


John earned his A.B.A from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A from Xavier University.