Rick Waddell, Chairman and CEO,
Connie L. Lindsey is an Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Northern Trust in Chicago. She is responsible for the design and implementation of the global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy and the development of goals, policies, and programs appropriate to the brand and business unit strategies. In addition, Connie provides oversight and leadership to the firm’s response to environmental matters as well as social issues within the marketplace, workplace, and the community.
Prior to becoming the Head of CSR, Connie led the client servicing teams in the Public Entities and Institutions segment in the Corporate and Institutional Services business, serving public fund and not-for-profit clients. Throughout the course of her 16-year Northern Trust career, she has held various leadership roles including Deputy Business Head in Operations and Technology, Group Head in Northern Trust’s Personal Financial Services business, Director of Enterprise Relationship Management, and Manager in Treasury Management Consulting and Product Management.
Connie is National Board President of Girl Scouts of the USA, the highest ranking volunteer of this 3.4 million member organization. She is a Delegate for Vision 2020, a national project focused on advancing gender equality by energizing the dialogue about women and leadership. Connie is a founding member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Green Schools, a Board member of the Executives' Club of Chicago, a member of the Board of Governors of the Metropolitan Club of Chicago, and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. She is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow in the class of 2001, a former board member of the Joffrey Ballet, Women Employed, and Inroads, Inc. Connie attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she majored in finance and has completed the Harvard Business School Executive Education Corporate Social Responsibility program. She is a public and motivational speaker on topics of corporate responsibility, leadership, mentoring, and personal and professional empowerment.