Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer
“Melissa Donaldson has been a senior diversity and inclusion strategist for the past 12 years. She was the first director of inclusion practices at CDW, the first director of diversity networks and communications at Walgreens, and the first chief diversity officer at Wintrust Financial. Donaldson works closely with Wintrust CEO Ed Wehmer and other leadership at all levels to ensure that Wintrust takes an inclusive approach to business practices.
Industry and community leadership: Donaldson is the board chair for YWCA Lake County and co-chair of the Financial Services Pipeline Initiative steering committee. She is a Ucan Diversity Advisory Board member and a member of the Executives’ Club of Chicago.”