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Barbara Ann Lumpkin

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Profession

Category:
PoliticalMakers
Occupation(s):
Bank Executive
City Treasurer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black, Shades of Gray
Favorite Food:
Thanksgiving Dinner
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Puerta Vallarta, Mexico
Favorite Quote:
Always Respect Self And Others.

Birthplace

Born:
7/27/1950
Birth Location:
Oxford, Mississippi

Profession

Category:
PoliticalMakers
Occupation(s):
Bank Executive
City Treasurer

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black, Shades of Gray
Favorite Food:
Thanksgiving Dinner
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Puerta Vallarta, Mexico
Favorite Quote:
Always Respect Self And Others.

Birthplace

Born:
7/27/1950
Birth Location:
Oxford
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Biography

Banker and former public official Barbara Ann Lumpkin was born Barbara Ann Madlock on July 27, 1950 in Oxford, Mississippi to Estella and John Lewis Madlock. She attended Green Hill Elementary School and graduated from North Panola High School in 1968, where she excelled in theater. Lumpkin earned her A.A. degree from Coahoma Community College in 1970, and after moving to Chicago, she took additional business administration courses at DePaul University.

Lumpkin began her career in banking as an assistant recruiter in the human relations department of Chicago’s Continental Bank. Gaining a front line banking job in 1980, she served in the bank’s Personal Financial Services Group. In 1985, Lumpkin moved to the Corporate Trust Department, where she rose to the position of senior vice president and corporate trust manager. After joining Amalgamated Bank in 1994, Lumpkin was certified as a corporate trust specialist by the Canon Financial Institute. In 1995, Lumpkin became Chicago’s City Comptroller and, in 1998, the City’s Budget Director. In 1999, an investigation forced the City Treasurer out of office, and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley appointed Lumpkin to the position of City Treasurer. She was later appointed a special assistant to Mayor Daley. In 2000, Lumpkin left this position to become senior vice president in the Corporate and Institutional Services business unit of Northern Trust Bank.

In 2005, Lumpkin was called to serve the City of Chicago as the City of Chicago’s Chief Procurement Officer when it was revealed in early 2005 that Chicago was underperforming in its employment of minority contractors. Lumpkin was responsible for implementing promised improvements. In addition, she leads the City’s Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Enterprise Initiative. She is also an advisory board member of the United Negro College Fund and has publicly endorsed career opportunities in the financial and banking worlds for rising students. Lumpkin is a member of the Chicago Finance Exchange and the Urban Bankers Forum.

Lumpkin was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on August 18, 2006.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Barbara Ann Lumpkin's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes her mother's upbringing in Sardis, Mississippi
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes her mother's personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes her community in Sardis, Mississippi
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin narrates her photographs, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes her experiences at Greenhill Elementary School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes her teachers at Greenhill Elementary School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin recalls the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes the school system in Sardis, Mississippi
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes segregation in Mississippi during the 1960s
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes her high school experiences, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes the role of music in her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes her high school experiences, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin recalls barriers to her aspirations for a business career
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes her experiences at Coahoma Community College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin recalls visiting Chicago, Illinois in her youth
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin recalls joining Continental Bank in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin recalls working in human resources for Continental Bank
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes working in financial services for Continental Bank
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin recalls the 1983 mayoral campaign of Harold Washington
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin narrates her photographs, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes the Urban Bankers Forum of Chicago, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes the Urban Bankers Forum of Chicago, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin recalls continuing her education in Chicago
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin remembers working for Amalgamated Bank of Chicago
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes working as comptroller for the City of Chicago
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin recalls becoming budget director for the City of Chicago
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin remembers her work with Mayor Richard M. Daley
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin recalls how she became treasurer of Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin recalls managing the Y2K panic as treasurer of Chicago
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin reflects upon her term as Chicago city treasurer
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes her career after serving as city treasurer
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes her Northern Trust Corporation vice presidency
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin talks about becoming chief procurement officer of Chicago
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes her role as chief procurement officer of Chicago
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin talks about advocating for minority contractors
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes her hopes for the African American community
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes her plans for the future
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes her hobbies and family life
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Barbara Ann Lumpkin narrates her photographs, pt. 3