The Private Directors Association Welcomes BMO as a National Diamond Sponsor

The Private Directors Association (PDA), a national association dedicated exclusively to serving private company boards and directors with the mission of improving value, growth, and sustainability through private company board excellence, announced that BMO has chosen to become a PDA National Diamond Sponsor.

BMO is a leading North American bank driven by a single purpose: to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. BMO's Purpose informs the highly diversified financial services provider's strategy and reinforces its commitment to providing real financial progress.

"As the 8th largest bank in North America by assets of $1.14 trillion, our broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services fuels progress for more than 12 million customers, including individuals, families and businesses across North America,” said Seth J. Swanson, Director - Diversified Industries Group, BMO Commercial Bank. "As a National Diamond Sponsor, we look forward to supporting PDA members and corporate boards as they Boldly Grow the Good."

BMO Commercial Bank, with experts located throughout the U.S., focuses on building relationships with middle-market companies by offering financial solutions to help increase enterprise value, fund business growth, manage cash flow and optimize working capital. 

"We are thrilled to add BMO to our growing list of National Sponsors," said Budd Berro, CEO of The Private Directors Association. "Expanding our Sponsor network with organizations that aim to improve the performance of all private company boards adds significant value to PDA's corporate and individual members."

BMO leaders who are current Private Directors Association members include Todd Giles, Chris McDaid, members of PDA’s Atlanta Chapter; Stephanie Kline, Erica Kuhlmann, Bruce Linger, Jennifer Schlott, Catherine Sierakowski, members of PDA’s Chicago Chapter; Mike Bennett, a member of PDA’s Los Angeles Chapter; Jeff Ticknor, a member of PDA’s Madison Chapter; Todd Senger, Katie Kelley, Nicole Sever, Seth Swanson, Steve Stoup, members of PDA’s Minneapolis chapter; Greg Geist, a member of PDA’s Phoenix Chapter; and Marty McAndrew, a member of PDA’s Tampa Chapter.


The Private Directors Association (PDA) is the only national association dedicated to improving private companies' value, growth, and sustainability through governance that adds value. PDA engages with several thousand members across over 20 chapters nationwide to promote the mission of enhancing corporate value through high-performing boards. To learn more about PDA, visit



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