Phil Fuentes Joins Board of Directors at Urban Partnership Bank

Chicago, IL—(June 10, 2013)—William Farrow, President and CEO of Urban Partnership Bank, announced today the election of Phil Fuentes (56 years of age), a local business owner and civic leader, to the community development bank’s board of directors.

“Urban Partnership Bank is proud to welcome Phil Fuentes to our board,” said Farrow. “He is a proven businessman with a lifelong commitment to the community. His perspective, experience and insight will be invaluable as we continue our mission of building healthier urban neighborhoods while growing a strong, sustainable bank.”

Phil Fuentes is the owner of six McDonald’s restaurants in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Directors for the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) and serves as Chairman of the Board’s Planning committee and on the Audit committee.

Fuentes currently serves as Chairman of the Advisory Council for the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies and Chairman of the McDonald’s Hispanic Operators Association. In addition, he serves on the board of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the Smithsonian Latino Center, and the Mexican Fine Arts Museum, and has served as a member of the Mexican American Chamber of Commerce for more than 20 years. In 2004, he was presented the Golden Arch Award, the McDonald’s Corporation’s highest honor in recognition of his extraordinary community service and achievements in the restaurant business.

Fuentes is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University and earned his MBA from Rosary College, River Forest, IL.  

About Urban Partnership Bank:

Urban Partnership Bank is an FDIC-insured, full-service community development bank and certified Community Development Financial Institution with $1.1 billion in assets that was established in August of 2010. Its mission is to make a difference every day: building vibrant urban neighborhoods, promoting economic and environmental sustainability and creating long-term success for its communities and the bank.