John (Jack) A. Wing

John (Jack) A. Wing

John (Jack) A. Wing

John (Jack) A. Wing

November 9, 1935

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As of 7/15/1977: John A. Wing, Chicago, is president, chief operating officer and a director and executive committee member of Becker Securities. He is also a senior vice president, director, and executive committee member of The Becker Warburg Paribas Group and a director and executive member of Warburg Paribas Becker. He joined the firm in January, 1968, as general counsel and moved to management responsibilities in 1971. Jack currently is a director of the CBOE and on the board of governors of the NASD. He received a B.A. degree from Union College (1958) and an L.L.B. degree from George Washington Law School (1963).   A former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer who moved to Chicago in 1968 to become general counsel and later president of securities firm A.G. Becker & Co. See the Chronicle for more about Jack Wing’s duties through the years and his resignation in 1981 shortly after which he joined the Chicago Corp.

During Mr. Wing’s 16 years at Chicago Corp., revenue grew an estimated fivefold and employment increased to 1,500 from 250 as he beefed up capital markets operations, added wealth management services and expanded the firm’s options clearing business. After a year as chairman and CEO of ABN AMRO Inc., a Chicago unit of the Dutch bank, Mr. Wing became executive director of the Center for Law and Financial Markets at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he was a law and finance professor. Mr. Wing was active in civic and securities industry affairs all his business life.

Crain’s Chicago Business, August 9, 2011. Jack Wing, former Chicago Corp. CEO, died Sunday at Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter in Skokie. He was 75 and had been ill with cancer for two years. Mr. Wing was survived by his wife, Joan; two daughters; a son; a brother; two sisters, and nine grandchildren.

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