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Northern Trust offers proactive guidance and thought leadership to help anticipate your needs and provide custom solutions that fit your life.

Banking

 
 
Susan H. Mallory

Susan H. Mallory

National Practice Executive, Banking
 
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Susan H. Mallory

Susan H. Mallory

National Practice Executive, Banking
 
Susan H. Mallory is the Banking Practice Executive for Wealth Management, Northern Trust. In her role, she is responsible for Wealth Management’s banking strategy, solutions, including credit and depository products and delivery to Northern Trust’s personal clients. The majority of Susan’s career has been spent as a Commercial Lender and Banker providing financing , banking, financial and strategic advice to privately-held companies and the owners of those companies, as well as real estate developers and investors. Susan continues to actively work with businesses as well as business owners and their families to help build, grow and transfer wealth.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Master of Arts degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College, Los Angeles. Susan currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of both Occidental College and the University of San Diego and is on the boards of Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, the Geffen Playhouse and the Trusteeship, an affiliate of the International Women’s Forum. She has served on numerous boards over the past twenty five years focused on education, the arts and culture, as well as, human rights and services and animal welfare. Susan is a member of The Pacific Council on International Policy, The Beverly Hills Literary Society, The California Club, The Northern Trust Open Legends Club, The Trusteeship, Women Corporate Directors, the Junior League of Los Angeles, as well as both ZLAC and San Diego Rowing Clubs. She is actively involved in animal welfare organizations and rescue.

Susan has been the recipient of a number of awards for community engagement and professional contributions, notably, the 2012 Ellen Browning Scripps Distinguished Alumni Award from The Bishop’s School, La Jolla, the 2013 Giving New Hope Award from the Children’s Burn Foundation, the YMCA’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Dignity Award for volunteerism, the Individual Athena Pinnacle Award and the Corporate Director’s Forum Director of the Year Award for non-profit board governance. Susan was also named one of San Diego’s 10 “Cool Women” by Girl Scouts.
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Economy

 
 
Carl R. Tannenbaum

Carl R. Tannenbaum

Chief Economist
 
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Carl R. Tannenbaum

Carl R. Tannenbaum

Chief Economist
 
Carl Tannenbaum is the Chief Economist for Northern Trust. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Carl led a team at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago whose charter was to analyze financial risk, its implication for the broad economy and policy choices to address it. He served as the head of the entire Federal Reserve System's risk group in Washington for a year, working closely with Federal Reserve System Governors and senior officials.

Preceding his work at the Federal Reserve, Carl served as chief economist and head of balance sheet management at LaSalle Bank/ABN AMRO, where he worked for 24 years.

He received a bachelor's degree in finance and economics and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago. He is a past chairman of the Conference of Business Economists and also a past president of the National Association for Business Economics and the North American Asset/Liability Management Association.
Asha Bangalore

Asha Bangalore

Senior Vice President and Economist
 
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Asha Bangalore

Asha Bangalore

Senior Vice President and Economist
 
Asha Bangalore is Senior Vice President and Economist at The Northern Trust Company, Chicago. Prior to joining the bank in 1994, she was Consultant to savings and loan institutions and commercial banks at Financial & Economic Strategies Corporation, Chicago. Ms. Bangalore was a faculty member of the Department of Economics, Trinity College, Connecticut, during 1990-1992. She was graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bangalore University, India. She received Master of Arts and Ph.D degrees in Economics from the University of Connecticut. Ms. Bangalore is a member of the National Association of Business Economists and the American Economic Association.
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Financial Planning

 
 
Warren Arnold

Warren Arnold

Vice President
 
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Warren Arnold

Warren Arnold

Vice President
 
Warren Arnold is a Vice President at The Northern Trust Company, Chicago. Warren serves as a Senior Financial Consultant, he advises private business owners and corporate executives. He specializes in financial planning and investment management with an emphasis on retirement planning, portfolio design, cash flow analysis, estate planning, and risk management. His integrated consultative approach helps clients develop strategies to achieve their financial goals.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Warren was a Financial Planner with Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney, and with Harris Bank. At both these firms Warren specialized in comprehensive financial planning for high net worth individuals. Warren received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign and an M.B.A. from DePaul University in Chicago. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder (CFA), Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP) certificant, and a Chartered Financial Consultant designee (ChFC).

Warren is a member of the Charted Financial Analyst Institute, the CFA Society of Chicago, the Financial Planning Association (FPA), the FPA of Illinois, and he is a director of the FPA Chicago Loop Council. He is also an adjunct instructor at Northwestern University teaching investment management.
Frank C. Bond

Frank C. Bond

Vice President
 
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Frank C. Bond

Frank C. Bond

Vice President
 
Frank has twenty-eight years of experience counseling senior executives, high net worth individuals and business owners on insurance, estate planning and business succession matters. In addition to working directly with clients, Frank has extensive experience working with their other advisors, including attorneys, insurance agents, and accountants to implement clients’ financial plans.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Frank was with Bank One’s (now JPMorgan) Private Client Services group in the Financial Planning and Insurance division. Before that, Frank worked for seventeen years with The Greater Chicago Group (now GCG Financial) in north suburban Chicago as a consultant to its financial planning, investments, employee benefits and qualified plans divisions.

Frank graduated from Northwestern University’s Technological Institute and its Law School. In addition to a law degree (JD), Frank has earned the designations Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).

 
Garrett Buchanan

Garrett Buchanan

Vice President
 
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Garrett Buchanan

Garrett Buchanan

Vice President
 
Garrett is a financial planner in the Financial Consulting Group. He has more than 12 years of experience in the financial services industry. He advises corporate executives, high net worth individuals and families, and business owners. Garrett provides comprehensive financial planning regarding retirement and cash flow, investments, insurance, income tax, stock options, compensation and executive benefits, education and major goal funding, estate planning and charitable giving. Prior to joining the Financial Consulting Group, Garrett was a Client Relationship Manager in the Wealth Management Group helping families of significant wealth meet their unique reporting, investment and technology needs.

Garrett earned his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College. He completed the Certified Financial Planner program at DePaul University, and earned the CFP® designation from the College of Financial Planning in Washington, D.C.

Nancy L. Nauheimer

Nancy L. Nauheimer

Vice President
 
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Nancy L. Nauheimer

Nancy L. Nauheimer

Vice President
 
Nancy is a Senior Financial Consultant in Northern Trust's Financial Consulting Group. She has over ten years of experience in the financial services industry, providing financial planning to senior executives of public and privately held firms, entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals and their families. Nancy provides comprehensive financial planning in the areas of retirement planning, asset allocation and investments, risk management, income tax, stock options, pre-IPO planning, executive compensation and benefits, education and major goal funding, wealth transfer, estate planning and charitable giving. Her integrated consultative approach helps clients develop strategies to achieve their financial goals. Nancy's planning focus includes disability and special needs planning, financial education and inter-generational wealth planning.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Nancy was a consultant and strategic planner serving Fortune 500 companies - specializing in the financial services industry, consumer package goods, retail, healthcare and technology sectors, where she helped support corporate growth and profitability strategies. She developed her client service, analytic and advisory skills while a member of the Research and Strategic Planning Group of a Fortune 100 Company in Chicago, and as Senior Project Manager at two global Marketing Research/Consulting firms.

Nancy holds a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois Chicago, and completed the Certified Financial Planner program at DePaul University. She holds the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) and Certified College Planning Specialist designations. Nancy is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), Chicago Estate Planning Council (CEPC) and National Institute of Certified College Planners (NICCP).

Nancy serves as President of the Disability Business Resource Council at The Northern Trust, providing awareness, education, advocacy and support on disability and caregiver related issues to benefit our clients, partners and the communities we serve, with a Focus on Ability!

 
Sue Smith

Sue Smith

Vice President
 
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Sue Smith

Sue Smith

Vice President
 
Sue is a Senior Financial Consultant in the Financial Consulting Group. She has twenty years of experience providing financial planning and investment analysis to executives, business owners, high net worth individuals and families. Sue’s emphasis is on retirement planning, cash flow analysis, stock options, compensation and benefits, wealth transfer, charitable gifting, and risk management. Sue’s straight forward approach to planning assists clients in developing solutions to meet their individual needs.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Sue was a Financial Planner at Guarantee Associates, LLC in Lansing, and an Associate Financial Planner at Ernst & Young, LLP in Chicago from 1997 to 2002. She has been a contributing editor during 2000, 2001 and 2002 for the Ernst & Young Tax Guide.

Sue earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Calumet College of St. Joseph in Indiana. She received the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) designation from the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado and is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA).
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Investment Management

 
 
Rich Barnett

Rich Barnett

West Region Chief Investment Officer
 
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Rich Barnett

Rich Barnett

West Region Chief Investment Officer
 
Richard Barnett is the Chief Investment Officer for the Western Region of Northern Trust’s Wealth Management business unit and a member of Northern Trust’s Global Investment Policy Committee. In that role he guides the investment activities of Northern’s portfolio managers in California, Washington and Nevada. Richard was most recently the Director of Institutional Investment Services and the Senior Investment Officer for the Los Angeles office where he focused on investment program design and implementation for pension plans, foundations, endowments, and not-for-profit organizations. He has twenty years of money management experience with expertise in both quantitative and fundamental investing and includes a focus on asset allocation, manager and fund selection, and monitoring and reporting.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Richard was Vice President and Director of Equities at City National Investment Advisors. Prior to City National, he held senior positions with SSI Investment Management and Leland O’Brien Rubinstein Associates, where he was Chief Investment Officer.

Richard has an MBA in Finance from the University of California and a Bachelors degree in Economics and Psychology from Claremont McKenna College. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA). Richard is past president of the CFA Society of Los Angeles, and former chair of the Technology Advisory Committee of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute (CFAI).
Marc Borghans

Marc Borghans

Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
 
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Marc Borghans

Marc Borghans

Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
 
Marc Borghans is a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at The Northern Trust Company in Chicago. In his Wealth Advisory capacity, Marc delivers comprehensive investment solutions, including global asset allocation and security selection, to high net-worth individuals and families.

Marc joined Northern Trust in July, 2008. From 2002 until 2008, he was Chief Equity Strategist of LaSalle Bank Wealth Management in Chicago. He directed macro and sector strategy for LaSalle’s investment accounts and served on the firm’s Asset Allocation Committee and Trust Investment Committee. In addition, he managed LaSalle’s flagship U.S. large-cap equity portfolio for private clients, endowments and foundations. From 2005 until 2008, he also was a member of ABN AMRO Global Asset Management’s Investment Policy Committee. From 1988 until 1995, Marc was a portfolio manager at ABN AMRO Asset Management in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, serving European and Asian private and institutional client accounts. Marc also took on various investment research projects, including assignments in Singapore and Hong Kong and at consultancy McKinsey & Company. From 1985 until 1988, Marc was a project and policy analyst at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, focused on multilateral financial development cooperation at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Marc has obtained the Certified EFFAS Financial Analyst (CEFA) designation. He has a Master’s degree in International Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics, both from Tilburg University in The Netherlands. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago.
 
Bob Browne, CFA

Bob Browne, CFA

Chief Investment Officer
 
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Bob Browne, CFA

Bob Browne, CFA

Chief Investment Officer
 

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.

William Camp

William Camp

Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
 
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William Camp

William Camp

Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
 

William M. Camp is a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, and is based in the North Palm Beach, Florida office of The Northern Trust Company. Bill began his career with Northern Trust in 1988 in Miami and transferred to Palm Beach County in 1994. Bill is a senior investment professional on a Wealth Advisory team based in Palm Beach County, and is the practice leader for the investment team in Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

Bill joined Northern Trust after spending two years with a consulting firm in Washington, D.C. as a Financial Analyst. Prior to that time, he served on the staff of a Member of Congress.

Bill is a graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He later earned a Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in Finance and Investments. In addition, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA).

Bill is a member of the South Florida Financial Analysts Society. He also serves on the Wake Forest University Alumni Council. Bill is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Coastal Conservation Association Florida and is its Budget Committee Chairman. Bill is also on the Board of Fish Florida, a non-profit organization that supports statewide efforts to educate children about Florida’s fish and aquatic habitats. A native of Fort Lauderdale, Bill is an avid fisherman, outdoorsman, and conservationist. Bill lives in Tequesta with his wife, Wendy.

 
John Leo

John Leo

Chief Investment Officer, Central Region
 
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John Leo

John Leo

Chief Investment Officer, Central Region
 

John Leo is a Senior Vice President at The Northern Trust Company, Chicago. John is Director of Personal Investment Services and Chief Investment Officer for the Central Region. As such, he is responsible for leading the personal investment practice across the Chicago and suburban Illinois affiliate financial centers.

John rejoined the Personal Investment business in March of 2005 after two years as Director of Growth Equities in which he headed the Institutional Asset Management Group. In that role, he oversaw management of the active growth equity funds within the Northern and Northern Institutional Fund families as well as separately managed client portfolios including pensions, endowment funds and foundations.

Prior to that assignment, John was a senior portfolio manager and team leader in the Personal Investment Management Group, managing trust, agency and estate portfolios. He was also co-manager of the Northern Technology Fund from its launch in 1996 through mid-2004.

Additional responsibilities include contributing membership on Northern's Investment Policy Committee, the Equity Sector Strategy Committee and the Personal Investment Compliance Committee.

Jim McDonald

Jim McDonald

Chief Investment Strategist
 
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Jim McDonald

Jim McDonald

Chief Investment Strategist
 
Jim McDonald is an Executive Vice President and the Chief Investment Strategist for Northern Trust. In addition, he chairs the Northern Trust Tactical Asset Allocation Committee, is a member of the Investment Policy and Private Equity Investment Committees, and is trustee of the Northern Trust Alpha Strategies and Equity Long/Short Strategies Hedge Funds.

Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2001 as the Director of Equity Research, Jim was Director of Equity Research at ABN AMRO in New York and Chicago (1994-2000) and Equity Research Analyst at ABN AMRO following the Environmental Services Industry (1990-1994). He started his professional career in 1981 with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Detroit.

McDonald received a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA degree with high distinction from Babson College. He is a member of the CFA® Society of Chicago and a registered CPA in the State of Michigan.
 
Timothy McGregor

Timothy McGregor

Director, Municipal Fixed Income Mgt
 
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Timothy McGregor

Timothy McGregor

Director, Municipal Fixed Income Mgt
 

Timothy T.A. McGregor, Senior Vice President of Northern Trust, manages the Northern Intermediate Tax-Exempt Fund and the Northern Tax-Exempt Fund and co-manages the Northern Florida Intermediate Tax-Exempt Fund.

Mr. McGregor began his career at Northern Trust in 1989 and has held positions as an investment manager representative and tax-exempt fixed income manager for high-net-worth individuals. He has managed the Northern Tax-Exempt Fund since the beginning of 1998, the Northern Intermediate Tax-Exempt Fund since the end of 2000 and has co-managed the Northern Florida Intermediate Tax-Exempt Fund since October 2004.

Mr. McGregor received a B.S. in economics with a minor in East Asian studies from Indiana University. He is a CFA charterholder.

Katie Nixon

Katie Nixon

Chief Investment Officer, Wealth Management
 
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Katie Nixon

Katie Nixon

Chief Investment Officer, Wealth Management
 
Katherine is the Chief Investment Officer for the Wealth Management business at Northern Trust. In that capacity, Katie leads the national investment management practice for Northern Trust’s Wealth Management business from the firm’s Chicago headquarters. Her responsibilities include investment policy development with a particular focus on portfolio construction and implementation. She also directs the investment management activities of over 200 Northern Trust portfolio managers across the firm’s 79-office Wealth Management franchise. Katie sits on the Firm’s Investment Policy Committee and Tactical Asset Allocation Committee, and she chairs the Wealth Management Investment Advisory Committee.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Ms. Nixon worked at U.S. Trust Company for eighteen years in several investment related capacities, including Managing Director and Division Manager in the Wealth Management Division in New York, overseeing a group of portfolio managers and client service officers with total combined assets under management in excess of $7 Billion. Ms. Nixon also served on US Trust's Portfolio Policy Committee as well as the Private Equity Investment Committee.

Katherine received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her M.B.A. in Finance from New York University, Stern School of Business where she graduated with distinction, Beta Gamma Sigma, and was a Stern Scholar. She has received the designations of both Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA® ) and Certified Private Wealth Advisor ( CPWA®) from the Investment Management Consultants Association. Further, she has been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and is also a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA).
Colin Robertson

Colin Robertson

Managing Director, Fixed Income
 
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Colin Robertson

Colin Robertson

Managing Director, Fixed Income
 

Colin A. Robertson is an Executive Vice President at Northern Trust in Chicago. Colin is the Managing Director of Fixed Income for Northern Trust Asset Management with responsibility for more than $300 billion in fixed income assets. Colin is responsible for overseeing fixed income investments for individual and institutional investment management accounts at Northern Trust as well as for Northern Funds and Northern Institutional Funds. Through his leadership managing interest-rate sensitive and credit-sensitive fixed income portfolios, Northern Trust has built a world-class fixed income team, investment process and products.

Prior to joining Northern Trust as a Senior Vice President in July 1999, Colin worked for Mellon Financial Corporation where he was the Chief Investment Officer of securities lending cash reinvestment. At the same time, Colin was a senior manager representing investment activities for Mellon Capital Management and The Boston Company. Prior to Mellon Financial, Colin managed short/intermediate portfolios and funds for Harris Investment Management. In addition, he has 7 years of experience as a sell-side trader of mortgages, Treasuries, asset-backed, corporate, agency and various other fixed-income asset types across the entire yield curve spectrum.

Colin is a board member and trustee of the LaGrange, Illinois Firemen's Pension Fund, and a board member and vice president of the LaGrange, Illinois Policemen's Pension Fund.  In addition, Colin is a board member of the American Bankers Association Investment Advisory Committee.

Colin received a B.S. in business from Indiana University and an MBA in finance/international management from the Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University.

Peter J. Mladina

Peter J. Mladina

Senior Vice President
 
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Peter J. Mladina

Peter J. Mladina

Senior Vice President
 
Peter Mladina is the Director of Portfolio Research for Wealth Management at Northern Trust. He is responsible for the empirical research, analytical tools, and education that support Wealth Management’s Investments Practice. This includes research and tools that inform asset allocation, portfolio construction, manager selection and monitoring, and the development of investment capabilities and products.

Previously, Mr. Mladina was the Director of Research at Waterline, a Los Angeles-based wealth management firm that was acquired by Northern Trust in 2010. In addition to advising high-net-worth clients, Mr. Mladina helped Waterline develop innovative wealth management solutions and an empirical investment approach rooted in academic research. Prior to Waterline, Mr. Mladina advised high-net-worth clients at myCFO and was previously a portfolio manager responsible for quantitative equity strategies and private equity investments for large pension funds.

Mr. Mladina’s research on asset allocation, expected return, common risk factors and manager skill has been awarded publication in peer-reviewed journals. He is a frequent guest speaker at investment conferences and universities. He received a BA in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School in Britain.
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LGBT and Non-Traditional Families

 
 
John McGowan

John McGowan

National Leader, LGBT & Non-Traditional Family Practice
 
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John McGowan

John McGowan

National Leader, LGBT & Non-Traditional Family Practice
 

John McGowan, Senior Vice President, is the National Practice Leader for the LGBT & Non-Traditional Family Practice. John ensures appropriate financial planning expertise and solutions are brought to Northern Trust's relationships with LGBT individuals, same-sex couples and LGBT-based not-for-profit organizations. He is also responsible for seeing that Northern Trust's services remain effective as the legal and tax landscape for the LGBT community evolves at state and national levels.

Prior to his current role, John was a member of the Global Family and Private Investment Offices, where he saw the delivery of investment advisory, investment management, custody, private banking, fiduciary and tax services to U.S. and international families of substantial wealth. John has been with Northern Trust for 12 years.

John holds his B.S. in Mathematics from Loyola University of Chicago, and his M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®).

John is on the board of the Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago. He is also affiliated with The Nature Conservancy, Lambda Legal, Center on Halsted, Howard Brown Health Center, and Financial Planning Association.

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Philanthropy

 
 
Marguerite Griffin

Marguerite Griffin

National Director of Philanthropic Services
 
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Marguerite Griffin

Marguerite Griffin

National Director of Philanthropic Services
 
Marguerite H. Griffin is a Senior Vice President at The Northern Trust Company, Chicago. As National Director of Philanthropic Services, Marguerite is responsible for the delivery and growth of Northern Trust's philanthropic services to Wealth Management clients. She specializes in administering charitable trusts, private foundations and other tax-exempt entities, and counsels clients regarding charitable giving strategies, nonprofit compliance and risk management, family succession planning, microfinance and international philanthropy.

Marguerite most recently was a Senior Trust Administrator and Relationship Manager where she was responsible for the administration of large, complex trusts for individuals and families, including irrevocable trusts, charitable trusts and supporting organizations. Her duties involved working with sophisticated estate plans, sensitive family situations and complex property transfers.

Prior to joining Northern Trust as a Vice President in November 1999, Marguerite was a Vice President and Trust Administrator within the Private Clients Division of First Chicago, Bank One. Before joining First Chicago, Bank One, she practiced law as an Associate with Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz where she specialized in estate planning, tax-exempt organizations, charitable trusts and private foundations.

Marguerite received a B.A. degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Chicago Estate Planning Council. Marguerite is admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court. She is a frequent speaker at industry events, addressing topics such as microfinance, nonprofit board governance, strategic giving and trends in philanthropy.

Marguerite is an active volunteer, advisor and board member with several civic and cultural institutions, including the Art Institute of Chicago, The Institute for Learning, Access and Training at The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Chicago Community Trust, Donors Forum of Illinois, The Museum of Science and Industry, The Ravinia Festival and WTTW/WFMT.
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Wealth Transfer and Tax Strategy

 
Suzanne L. Shier

Suzanne L. Shier

Senior Vice President
 
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Suzanne L. Shier

Suzanne L. Shier

Senior Vice President
 

Suzanne L. Shier is the Wealth Planning Practice Executive and Chief Tax Strategist/Tax Counsel for Wealth Management at Northern Trust and serves on the Wealth Management Operating Group. She is responsible for leading Wealth Planning Advisory Services and for providing thought leadership on wealth planning and tax issues of interest to clients and their advisors, with a special emphasis on wealth planning and tax policy, legislation, strategies, trends and developments.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Suzanne spent 26 years as a partner at Chapman and Cutler LLP in Chicago, ultimately leading the firm’s Trusts and Estates practice, representing individuals, charitable organizations, and corporate fiduciaries in a full range of wealth planning and fiduciary matters, including philanthropy, domestic and international wealth planning, and fiduciary administration.

Suzanne 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, including selection for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in Trusts and Estates.
Suzanne 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 civic community, Suzanne supports diversity and education initiatives. She has been involved with the Executive Committees and Boards of Directors of Gads Hill Center and the Chicago Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law. Suzanne is Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Chicago Scholars, a college access program for high potential urban students, and a Trustee of Hope College.

Suzanne is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Chicago Estate Planning Council, American Bar Association, International Bar Association and the International Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Ray Odom

Ray Odom

Senior Vice President
 
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Ray Odom

Ray Odom

Senior Vice President
 
Raymond C. Odom is a Senior Vice President at Northern Trust - Chicago. He serves as National Director of Wealth Transfer Services in the Wealth Management business unit. Ray serves as a national subject matter specialist in wealth transfer planning and fiduciary product solutions. Ray works with regional wealth advisory teams and wealth strategists to provide valuable planning ideas to clients, prospects and their advisers. He is an acclaimed noted speaker on wealth planning and asset protection topics.

Prior to his current role, Ray served in the dual capacity of Trust Administrator and Wealth Strategist, where he was responsible for the administration of large, complex trusts for individuals and families. His duties often involved working with sophisticated estate plans, sensitive family situations, and complex property transfers.

Ray began his career with Northern Trust in June, 1980. Ray worked as tax counsel with special expertise in tax exempt organizations, fiduciary income tax, and estate/gift tax before leaving for private law practice in 1990.

From 1990-1994, Ray was a partner in the Chicago law firm of Hoogendoorn & Talbot, Davids, Godfrey & Milligan where he assisted high net worth clients with business succession planning, the drafting of trust and wills, charitable gift planning, trust litigation, corporate transactions, and probate practice during his time in private law practice.

Prior to rejoining Northern Trust in December of 2000 Ray was a Vice President with NBD Bank (n/k/a J P Morgan Chase) where he served as a Relationship Manager trust officer and as local trust counsel.

Ray has a B.A. from Valparaiso University and a J.D. from The Ohio State - Moritz College of Law. He is a has previously served as a series 7 registered representative holding a series 7 and 66 license and is currently also an attorney licensed to practice law in Illinois and before the U.S. Tax Court. In addition, Ray is a Certified Financial Planner(registered trademark) (CFP) and formerly taught as an adjunct professor in the MBA program of Benedictine University. He is a current member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council and the American Bar Association
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Trust & Estate Services

 
 
David A. Diamond

David A. Diamond

Senior Vice President
 
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David A. Diamond

David A. Diamond

Senior Vice President
 
Dave joins Northern Trust as Senior Vice President and National Trust Specialist. With 27 years of experience in the trust, wealth, and estate management industries, Dave is dedicated to serving the complex needs of all those seeking expert advice on ways to leverage the most tax-advantaged jurisdictions in the United States, with the goal to preserve multi-generational wealth for high net worth individuals and families.

  Dave is a highly respected Trust Attorney from Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A. (GF&M), where he primarily focused on the unique aspects of Delaware trust law, which included directed trusts, dynasty trusts, asset protection trusts, and Delaware Statutory Trusts. Prior to practicing law with GF&M, Dave enjoyed 25 years with J.P. Morgan. There he began his career as a trust officer, and excelled within the firm to ultimately serve as Managing Director & President of J.P. Morgan Trust Company of Delaware. His responsibilities included client relationship management, wealth advisory, strategic planning, business development, marketing, business governance and compliance. Also during his tenure, Dave created and served as chief presenter of the “Delaware Trust Advantage,” an insightful marketing presentation for trust attorneys, delivered nationwide.

  Dave holds a JD from The University of North Carolina School of Law and an M.B.A. from The University of Miami. Dave also earned a Certified Financial Planning® designation and is a member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP), the Estate Planning Council of Delaware, and the Wilmington Tax Group. He is a member of the New York and Pennsylvania bars, and an Associate Member of the Delaware Bar.
Andrea Hasten

Andrea Hasten

Senior Vice President
 
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Andrea Hasten

Andrea Hasten

Senior Vice President
 
Andrea O. Hasten is a Senior Vice President at The Northern Trust Company, Chicago. She is the Division Manager of the Estate Settlement Services and Guardianship Administration Divisions. She is responsible for the supervision of a group of professionals who administer complex estates of decedents, taxable trusts, court supervised and independent administration probate estates. Hasten also manages the Guardianship Administration Group which administers accounts of disabled children and adults, and other court supervised guardianship accounts. Her duties include decisions involving sophisticated estate planning, legal issues, sensitive family situations and complex property management. She also coordinates activities related to tax and investment issues with internal and outside advisors.

Hasten joined Northern Trust in 1988 as a Vice President and was promoted to Senior Vice President in July, 1997. She has managed the Tax Division and the Financial Consulting Centers at Northern Trust. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Hasten was a Vice President at Rose & Company Investment Brokers, Inc., which was acquired by Charles Schwab. She was a stockbroker and managed the trading and sales people. She also worked as an outside consultant to Northern Trust.

Hasten received a B.S. degree from MacMurray College, an M.B.A. degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a J.D. degree from the Chicago Kent College of Law. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Series 7 securities license.

Hasten is a member of the Illinois CPA Society. She is Chairman of the Board at the Admiral at the Lake Retirement Home, Regent at Lincoln Academy of Illinois, Director of the Cuneo Foundation, and a Member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Chicago Estate Planning Council. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois. Andrea received the distinguished alumna award from MacMurray College in 2000.
 
R. Hugh Magill

R. Hugh Magill

Chief Fiduciary Officer
 
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R. Hugh Magill

R. Hugh Magill

Chief Fiduciary Officer
 

R. Hugh Magill is an Executive Vice President of Northern Trust Corporation, Chicago, where he serves as Chief Fiduciary Officer and Global Director of Trust Services. In this capacity he is responsible for Northern’s fiduciary services to clients nationally and internationally.

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.  Magill 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 has lectured for the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, The Heckerling Institute, The Notre Dame Institute, the Northwestern University Center for Family Enterprise, regional bar associations and estate planning councils, and Northern Trust on estate and charitable planning, trust management, family governance, and fiduciary risk management.

He is a trustee of the Covenant Board of Pensions and Benefits, and he serves on the Boards of the Block Museum of Art, Ministry Mentors, The Chicago Sunday Evening Club, several foundations, and serves as a member of the Dean's Cabinet for the Generations Capital Campaign for the University of Minnesota Law School.  He serves on the Editorial Board of Trusts & Estates magazine, the executive council of the Trust Management Association, and has authored articles for Trust & Estates, Trust & Investments, and Wealth magazines.

Laura Mandel

Laura Mandel

President, Delaware
 
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Laura Mandel

Laura Mandel

President, Delaware
 
Laura is a Senior Vice-President and currently serves as President of The Northern Trust Company of Delaware, a Delaware limited purpose trust company in Wilmington, Delaware. In this role, Laura is responsible for managing Northern’s Delaware office which was opened in 2004 and now has over $15 billion of assets under administration.

Prior to managing Northern’s Delaware office, Laura was a Senior Vice President and Fiduciary Relationship Manager in Chicago where she managed one of the largest and most complex portfolios of trust and investment management accounts in the Wealth Management. Laura also dedicated over seven years of service in Northern’s Legal Department as a Senior Attorney advising Trust Administrators, Investment Managers and Fiduciary Officers on a variety of trust and investment legal issues.

Prior to joining The Northern Trust Company, Laura was at Harris Trust and Savings Bank where she worked in both the Legal Department and as a Senior Trust Administrator and managed one of Harris Bank’s suburban trust departments from 1997 to 2000. Early in her career, Laura practiced law with two Chicago firms where she specialized in estate planning and trust law.

Laura received her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Loyola University of Chicago in 1984 and attended both Georgetown Law Center where she was on the Dean’s List and Loyola School of Law where she received her J.D. in 1987. Laura was on the Trust Administration faculty of the American Bankers Association’s National Trust School from 1996 to 2001 and she served on the Board of Directors for the National Trust School from 1997 to 2000. Laura was also a faculty member for the American Bankers Association’s National Graduate Trust School from 1997 to1999. Laura has earned her Charted Private Wealth Advisor designation and speaks and writes frequently on various trust and fiduciary topics. Laura is admitted to the bar of the State of Illinois and to the bar of the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Delaware, is an Associate Member of the Delaware State Bar Association Estates and Trusts Section, and a member of the Wilmington Tax Group. Laura also serves on the Professional Advisory Committee for the Delaware Community Foundation.
 
Christopher Perry

Christopher Perry

Senior Fiduciary Officer, Boston
 
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Christopher Perry

Senior Fiduciary Officer, Boston
 

Christopher D. Perry is a Senior Fiduciary Officer at Northern Trust Bank in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Perry is in charge of trust and account administration, estate planning services, and coordination of family office services at Northern Trust in Boston. He serves as the primary contact for client families with complex trust, partnership and charitable accounts, helping families with tax and financial planning opportunities while overseeing the administration of their accounts.

Prior to joining Northern Trust, Chris served as an attorney in the Trusts and Estates Department of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, where he assisted individuals, families, trustees and private foundations with family wealth preservation, estate planning and tax planning.

Chris received his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 1998, and earned his Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University in 1990. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and the U.S. Tax Court. A long-time member of the American and Boston Bar Associations, Chris is the in-coming Chair of the Trusts & Estates Section of the Boston Bar Association. He has made numerous presentations to audiences at the Boston Bar Association and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. on various estate planning topics, including estate planning in a low-interest rate environment, charitable planning, leveraged gifting strategies, tax law updates, the generation-skipping transfer tax, marital deduction planning, the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code and the Massachusetts Principal and Income Act.

Stacy Singer

Stacy Singer

Senior Vice President
 
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Stacy Singer

Senior Vice President
 

Stacy E. Singer is a Senior Vice President at The Northern Trust Company, Chicago. She is the Central Region Fiduciary Practice Leader, where she works closely with trust professionals on all aspects of the delivery of fiduciary services to clients throughout the Midwest. She previously served as a manager of Administration in the Estate Settlement Services Group.

Prior to joining Northern Trust as a Vice President in June 2003, Stacy was a Vice President- Estate Administration at Harris Trust & Savings Bank. Other previous positions include an Associate at Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C. from 1995 to 1999 and an Associate at Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. from 1993 to 1995.

Stacy received a B.A. degree in Political Science with high honors from the University of Michigan and a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

Stacy is a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Estate Planning Council and a member of the Trust Law Committee and the Probate Practice Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. She is an Adjunct Professor at the John Marshall Law School, Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits and was previously on the Faculty of the American Bankers Association National Trust School. She is a member of the Professional Advisory Committee for Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago.

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Chairman & CEO Rick Waddell on Bloomberg TV – June 10, 2014

 
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Rick Waddell speaks about investment strategy, global markets and the U.S. economy with Tom Keene, Scarlet Fu, Adam Johnson and guest host Liz Ann Sonders of Charles Schwab Corp. on Bloomberg TV's "Surveillance.”
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