Wintrust Financial in Rosemont, Ill., has named Kathleen Boege general counsel.

Boege will replace Lisa Pattis, who will leave the the $20.8 billion-asset company next month to join Next Chapter Holdings as president. Next Chapter manages the investments of the Pattis family and the Pattis Family Foundation.

Pattis, who was 48 as of Wintrust's proxy on April 10, has been with Wintrust since 2011.

Boege, who was 48 as of April 2, has been general counsel at the railroad freight car manufacturer FreightCar America in Chicago since January 2013. She has also worked as general counsel at Bally Total Fitness and associate general counsel at the Chicago Stock Exchange.

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