Lindsey DeVar, a finance executive deeply committed to helping others, has been appointed to Nourishing Hope’s board of directors.

DeVar is a director and treasury management sales executive at BMO Harris Bank, where she leads a team of sales professionals within the bank’s cross-border market segment. As a former member of both Bank of America and Huntington Bank, Lindsey has more than 16 years of banking and client-facing sales experience.

DeVar is also a dedicated volunteer and philanthropist who has supported various causes over the years. She joined Nourishing Hope’s 20-person board of directors in July.

“Lindsey will be a tremendous asset to Nourishing Hope’s board of directors as we continue to serve a heightened need for food assistance,” said Casey Herman, board president. “Her financial acumen, combined with her passion for helping families in need, will help guide us going forward.”

Like Herman, DeVar is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, La., where she studied business and communications.

“Strengthening communities is a mission that I deeply believe in, and I am honored to help support Nourishing Hope’s goals of overcoming hunger, improving mental wellness, and helping Chicagoans achieve their life goals,” DeVar said.

DeVar has long been active in her community. In 2005, she helped with relief efforts in New Orleans following the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina. In 2007 and 2008, she ran the Chicago Marathon to raise money for pediatric cancer research. She’s also volunteered with several Chicago nonprofits, including Urban Growers Collective, City Farm Chicago and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

And now, as a Nourishing Hope director, she’s committed to advancing the strategic initiatives of Nourishing Hope to serve more people in need throughout the city.

“Whether it be distributing meals, offering counseling, or helping provide access to a variety of social services, Nourishing Hope is making a difference in thousands of Chicagoans’ lives in a very meaningful way and I am proud to support their efforts,” DeVar said.