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Albert C. Hanna, B.B.A., J.D., M.B.A.

Albert C. Hanna, B.B.A., J.D., M.B.A. PhotoAlbert C. Hanna, B.B.A., J.D., M.B.A.
IndustryReal Estate Finance, Mortgage Banking, Defaults and Workouts
ExpertiseActive 30+ years in Pro-Bono litigation: Litigation pertaining to the protection of property rights and housing justice
Current OrganizationSelf-Employed
Type of OrganizationSelf employed Pro-Bono litigation involving personal lawsuits against the City of Chicago; Retired December, 2014 after a 72 year working career
Major ProductFighting against Chicago's discriminatory zoning practices and procedures
Area of DistributionNational
University/DegreeB.B.A., J.D., M.B.A., University of Wisconsin
BornJuly 13, 1930
Honors & AwardsDistinguished Eagle Scout (2002), two Silver Palms and Quartermaster Sea Scout; Inducted in the Chicago Association of Realtors Hall of Fame, 2003; Illinois Mortgage Banker of the Year, 1997; Silver Beaver Award-highest honor bestowed by Boy Scouts of America; Man of the Year, Chicago Mortgage Bankers Association, 1997
Published WorksOver 40 articles related to real estate economics and development and their impact on city finances
AffiliationsCivic Federation; Boy Scouts of America; Hanna Venture Base Foundation and Al and Chris Hanna Eagle Scout Foundation and Civic Federation; Military: Air Force Reserves, United States Army (active duty Korea)
Hobbies & SportsSkiing, tennis, mountain climbing (has climbed the Seven Summits but missed the Everest Summit by 300 vertical feet)
Career AccomplishmentsDonated a gift of $3 million bringing total donations to over $5.5 million to the Samoset Council, Boy Scouts of America, a donation which will extend outreach to underserved youth as well as fund college scholarships for local Eagle Scouts; First Mortgage Banker to be formally recognized as a visionary leader by the City of Chicago Council Resolution.
Work History55 years in mortgage banking; 23 years at Percy Wilson Mortgage and Finance Corp, including 10 years as President responsible for acquired properties, and 22 years as Founder and President of Mid North Financial, which merged with Draper and Kramer in 2004
ChildrenBrock, Jeff, Berit
SpouseDeceased (married 55 years)
MarriedMay 1958
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