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Our vision and how we activate it.

Byline has worked to create an environment where every employee can bring their authentic self to work. Our employees know that their unique backgrounds, ethnicities, experiences, perspectives, and contributions serve to strengthen us and that growth opportunities exist at all levels. We’ve created internal programs and committed resources to drive the change and growth we strive for as an organization.

For our customers and community, we hope that you see through our actions that we value each of you and know we are better together. We challenge ourselves to live this vision every day.

Check out our inaugural ESG Report for more detailed information and DEI priorities.

Read it here

DEI Council.

The DEI Council was formed in 2020 led by John Barkidjija, Head of CRE and Specialty Finance, and Dana Rose, Chief Human Resources Officer, serve as co-executive sponsors. Angelique Gerlock, Talent Management and DEI Director was hired in 2022, and together with a diverse cross-section of Bank employees, drive DEI initiatives, achieve key goals and enact change.

Employee resource groups.

Our ERG Leadership Teams represent diverse roles across the organization, including our Commercial, Legal, HR, Retail, Operations, Risk, Credit and Finance teams.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) include:

  • Women Empowered by Byline (WEBB)
  • Black ERG
  • Latinx ERG
  • Asian ERG
  • Neurodiversity ARG
  • Mental Health and Well-Being ARG
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Featured Events

Black Resource Group Event

Our Black ERG team celebrated Juneteenth by attending the Hyde Park Summer Fest.

LatinX Resource Group Event

Our LatinX ERG celebrated Hispanic Heritage Night at the Cubs game with 73 of our colleagues, family, and friends!

Asian Resource Group Event

Our Asian ERG participated in the 2023 Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy! The race supports literacy in the Asian community with a portion of the event proceeds donated to local schools and organizations for their literacy programs.

“Being able to work in an environment where you feel valued, trusted and supported is priceless. There is a culture of persistence, dedication and hard work that is simply unmatched.”

Director of Talent Acquisition
Tiffany AllenDirector of Talent Acquisition

“My involvement with our ERGs has allowed me to bond with colleagues who come from different backgrounds than my own and value the life experiences that led us here.”

Head of Commercial Banking and Black ERG Executive Sponsor
Brogan PtacinHead of Commercial Banking and Black ERG Executive Sponsor

“We know we are better together. Our commitment is to listen to, learn from and embrace all the voices of our customers, our employees, and our community. Cultivating a culture of dialogue and action around diversity, equity and inclusion fosters innovation, growth, and empowerment for all.”

Chief Human Resources Officer
Dana RoseChief Human Resources Officer