North Shore Trust and Savings names Walker CEO

Waukegan, Ill.-based North Shore Trust and Savings named Nathan Walker CEO.

Walker was also named executive vice president of North Shore’s bank holding company, North Shore Trust and Savings Bancorp, Inc. He has been with the bank since 1996 and served as senior vice president of retail banking between 2010-2020. Walker has been bank president and chief operating officer since November 2020. 

Stephen Lear, the previous bank CEO, will continue as board chair of the bank and chair, president and CEO of the bank holding company. 

“It has been a tremendous honor to serve as the CEO of the bank for the past 24 years,” Lear said. “The board and I are confident that (Walker) is the right person to continue the traditions and move the bank forward. His increasing responsibility at the bank over the past 26 years has laid the groundwork for his elevation to CEO.”