Russotto to step up as next Columbian Club prez

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Mortgage industry executive Michael D. Russotto will ascend to the presidency of the Columbian Club of Chicago at a black-tie-optional installation dinner on March 20 at the Royal Fox Country Club in St. Charles. For reservations, call John Curry at 847-890-8717.

Russotto has been a member since 2014. “This club is made up of members with big hearts and extreme generosity. We promote Italian heritage and help those in need, and the scholarships we provide are second to none,” he explains. “I also enjoy the camaraderie that we have among members. We’re a tight-knit group united by common goals.”

Russotto, who ascended through the ranks of the officers on his way to the presidency, spearheaded bocce events for the club.

Membership expansion is high on his list of priorities as president. “Once we get past this pandemic, we will key in on some family events that can bring potential prospects to meet and mingle with our members.”

Russotto is vice president and area manager for Inland Home Mortgage. He is in his second term as an alderman for the city of Batavia, and he serves on the board of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce as well as Tri-Com, an emergency dispatch center for the Fox Valley area.

He and his wife of 29 years, Cyndie, have two children, Chadd and Micayla; he has two children from a prior marriage, Jessica and Justin; and he has a grandson, AJ.


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