Wintrust Financial, a financial holding company, has named Kathleen Boege general counsel and corporate secretary. She will assume these roles from Lisa Pattis, who will be leaving the company in September.

Boege currently serves as general counsel and corporate secretary for Freightcar America. Prior to her employment with Freightcar America, Boege served as general counsel, chief administrative officer and secretary at Bally Total Fitness and also served in a similar role at the Chicago Stock Exchange.

Pattis is leaving Wintrust Financial to join Next Chapter Holding, the family office managing the investments of the Pattis family as well as The Pattis Family Foundation, as its president and chair of its executive committee. Pattis has agreed to continue in a reduced role with the company to assist with the transition period.