MB Financial in Chicago has appointed an executive from an advanced analytics company to its board.

The $19 billion-asset company said in a press release Thursday that Sunil "Sonny" Garg is the energy solutions leader at Uptake. He previously worked at Exelon for 13 years, most recently serving as chief information and innovation officer.

Garg "led the development and execution of an innovative strategy for Exelon’s IT department designed to rapidly adapt to emerging consumer technologies, to the proliferation of smart devices, to big data, and to increased physical and cyber threats facing critical infrastructures," MB Financial said in the press release.

Prior to joining Exelon, Garg was an assistant to former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daly and was appointed a White House Fellow by President Clinton, according to Bloomberg