Roberta Cleary

Marketing Director

Roberta Cleary is the Fort Deaborn Partners' Marketing Director. She has over 30 years of business and sales experience.  Roberta is responsible for organizing and managing the marketing efforts of Fort Dearborn Partners, including our "Lunch and Learn" series.  These seminars are held throughout the year and highlight how bankers and attorneys can recognize the signs of financial distress in their clients' businesses.  She customizes the programs based on the respective entities requirements and area of interest.

Roberta maintains client and referral source relationships and is the organizer of our annual St. Patrick's Day event in March.

Prior to joining Fort Dearborn, Roberta was in the packaging field in outside sales and grew her account based from zero to over $2 million in revenue.  She was awarded "Woman of the Year" by Women in Management and "All-Around Sales Person of the Year" from The Royal Group, a corrugated box manufacturer.

Roberta was a member of the President's Club Advisory Council and Alumni Reunion Committee at DePaul University.  She was also Chairwoman of the St. Nicholas Ball for Catholic Charities of Chicago.

In her spare time, Roberta works on her golf game and lends her time to multiple charitable and community-based organizations.


Contact Information

Direct: (312) 683-3746
Cell: (708) 826-8477

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DePaul University - BS, with Honors



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