Alena Baltsevich is our newest addition to the SOAR Board of Directors. Alena is an Assistant Branch Manager at Wintrust Bank in Streeterville. She joined SOAR to be a part of an organization that has an impact on the community she works in. Additionally, she wants to meet people and create friendships within an established community connected by our thriving neighborhood.
What makes Alena proud to work in Streeterville is the history, iconic architecture, amazing restaurants, entertainment venues, the lakeshore, shopping experience, and magnificent views all within walking distance. As an immigrant from Belarus, her family originally migrated to Chicago when she was a young child. To this day she recalls their visits to Navy Pier, Water Tower Place, Michigan Avenue, and the Lake Shore. These childhood memories have drawn her back to the city and specifically working in Streeterville.
Alena’s inspiration is drawn from her parents. Since migrating to America, her parents have taken on multiple obstacles in their lives to work towards a better life for their family. Starting from nothing in a new country is a huge risk to take, but her parents have shown that if you follow your dreams and have a great work ethic, you will make your dreams a reality.
Outside of SOAR, Alena loves to try new restaurants, run along the lakeshore, travel, shop, and dance. She also enjoys staying active by hiking, biking, and recently snowboarding.