Mr. Peter G. Fitzgerald is the Chairman of the Board of both Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc. and Chain Bridge Bank, N.A. His professional background is in banking, law, and public service.
With a family history in banking dating back to 1940, Mr. Fitzgerald has a strong foundation in the industry. His approach to banking emphasizes maintaining liquidity, asset quality, and financial strength.
Mr. Fitzgerald began his legal career as an associate at Chicago’s Isham, Lincoln & Beale and then practiced banking law at Riordan, Larson, Bruckert & Moore. Subsequently, he served as General Counsel for Suburban Bancorp, Inc., overseeing legal affairs for thirteen banks and various non-bank subsidiaries. Following the merger of Suburban Bancorp with the Bank of Montreal (BMO) in 1994, Mr. Fitzgerald continued in this capacity until the end of 1996. Between 1988 and 1998, he held board positions at three nationally chartered commercial banks and one state-chartered commercial bank.
In 1998, Mr. Fitzgerald was elected to the United States Senate. He represented Illinois for twelve years as both a U.S. Senator (1999-2005) and State Senator (1993-1998).
Mr. Fitzgerald completed his secondary education at Portsmouth Abbey School. He earned his A.B. degree, cum laude, with highest distinction in Classics, from Dartmouth College, and was a co-recipient of the Perkins Literature Prize. As a Rotary scholar, he spent one year studying Modern Greek at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki in Greece. Mr. Fitzgerald earned his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan School of Law.
As the Chairman of the Board for Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc. since its incorporation in 2006 and Chain Bridge Bank, N.A. since its chartering in 2007, Mr. Fitzgerald has implemented a conservative banking strategy for the organization.