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R. Hugh Magill is an Executive Vice President at The Northern Trust Company, Chicago, where he serves as Chief Fiduciary Officer and National Director of Trust Services. In this capacity he is responsible for Northern Trust’s fiduciary and philanthropic services to private clients nationally.
Prior to joining Northern Trust in September, 1989, Hugh practiced law privately in Chicago, and worked in the Trust Department at The First National Bank of Chicago where he served as Assistant to the Chief Investment Officer.
Hugh received a B.A. degree, cum laude, from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a J.D. degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was named a distinguished alumnus in 2005.
Hugh is a member of the Chicago, Illinois and American Bar Associations, the Chicago Estate Planning Council, and the Christian Legal Society. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Minnesota and admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. He is a faculty member of the American Banker’s Association National Trust School and lectures for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, many Bar Associations, and Northern Trust on estate and charitable planning, trust administration, and fiduciary risk management. He serves on the Boards of the Creator Arts Center, the Block Museum of Art, and several foundations. He is a member of the Site Council for the Gaylord Building of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America. He and his wife reside in Winnetka, Illinois with their three children.
Suzanne L. Shier is the Director of Wealth Planning and Tax Strategy for Wealth Management at Northern Trust. In this capacity, she is responsible for leading the Wealth Management wealth planning group and for providing thought leadership on federal tax issues of interest to clients, with a special emphasis on tax policy and legislation, charitable giving, cross-border trust design and fiduciary law.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Ms. Shier spent 26 years as a partner at Chapman and Cutler LLP in Chicago, ultimately leading the firm’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group, representing individuals, charitable organizations, and corporate fiduciaries in a full range of estate planning and fiduciary services, including cross-border planning, and fiduciary administration matters.
Ms. Shier is an adjunct professor in the Master of Laws in Taxation Program at Northwestern University Law School and also a frequent speaker and author. She has been quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg and has received numerous professional honors and recognitions.
Ms. Shier earned her bachelor’s degree with distinction in economics and sociology from the University of Michigan in 1982. She received her law degree, cum laude, from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1985 and a master of laws in taxation from the DePaul University College of Law in 1997.
In the Chicago civic community, Ms. Shier is actively involved in many women’s, diversity and education initiatives, including serving on the Boards of Directors of Gads Hill Center and the Chicago Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law and as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Chicago Scholars, a college access program for high potential urban students.
Ms. Shier is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel where she is a member of the International Committee and a member of the International Bar Association, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the American Bar Association and the Chicago Estate Planning Council.
Bob Browne is an Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for Northern Trust. He is a member of Northern Trust's Operating Group, reporting directly to the Management Group.
Bob chairs the firm’s Investment Policy Committee, which sets investment policy for all Northern Trust groups in all asset classes. He is responsible for investment performance, process and philosophy across multiple investment strategies including fixed income, active equity and passive investments. Bob joined Northern Trust in January 2009 and has more than 20 years of investment experience.
From 2004 until 2009, Bob worked for ING Investment Management and was the firm’s Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income and Proprietary Investments. In this capacity, he oversaw $120 billion in assets under management across retail and institutional clients, as well as the firm’s own insurance assets. From 2002 to 2004, Bob was founder and Managing Partner of Picador Capital, an alternative investment firm. From 1999 to 2001, he was Co-Head of Americas Fixed Income for Merrill Lynch Investments and he also worked in the firm’s London office from 1997 to 1999 as a senior portfolio manager. Bob spent the first eight years of his career, from 1989 until 1997, at JP Morgan Investment working as a global fixed income and currency portfolio manager in the firm’s Tokyo and London offices.
Bob holds a B.A. with a major in economics from the College of the Holy Cross. He also has a Masters in international business studies from the University of South Carolina. Bob is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Northern Trust Asset Management, EMEA and APAC, Wayne is responsible for the continued growth and development of Northern Trust's investment business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Wayne also serves as Chief Investment Officer of international markets, as a Director of Japan, K.K. and is a member of the corporation's European Management Committee, which oversees all Northern Trust businesses in the EMEA region.
Before joining Northern Trust in 1999 as Director of Global Fixed Income, Wayne worked for ABN AMRO Bank and Hambros Bank, where he managed multi-instrument trading books and used foreign exchange and interest rate derivative markets to extract relative value opportunities. He has more than 20 years of experience as a portfolio manager, proprietary trader and market maker within multi-instrument, multi-currency environments.
Shundrawn A. Thomas serves as Executive Vice President, Head of Funds and Managed Accounts Group. He principally oversees the development, management and distribution of Northern Funds, Northern Institutional Funds and FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds as well as related business activities. His broad executive responsibilities involve developing long-term strategy, executing operating plans, managing client and vendor relationships and developing and retaining talented professionals.
Previously, Shundrawn served as President and Chief Executive of Northern Trust Securities, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Northern Trust Corporation. In addition to his general management responsibilities, he was responsible for overseeing financial management and working with regulators including FINRA and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He also served as Head of Corporate Strategy for Northern Trust Corporation. As a direct report to the Chief Executive Officer, he supported executive management with key strategic planning initiatives. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Shundrawn served as a vice president for Goldman Sachs and held positions in sales, trading and research with Morgan Stanley.
Shundrawn received a B.S. degree in accounting from Florida A&M University and an MBA degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has also completed executive education programs in corporate strategy at Chicago Booth School of Business and corporate governance at University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business. Shundrawn currently holds FINRA series 7, 63 and 24 securities licenses. Shundrawn currently serves as a trustee for Wheaton College and as a board director of the Florida A&M University Foundation. Shundrawn is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. His civic involvement has afforded him the opportunity to speak and lecture nationally on topics including leadership, strategy, investment management and professional development.