Wealth Management Expert Biography

Mary Ann Spangler Sisco

Mary Ann Spangler Sisco

Senior Vice President

Mary Ann is a senior vice president in the Wealth Strategies Group at The Northern Trust Company. Prior to joining The Northern, she held several positions with JPMorgan, most recently as the National Director of the Wealth Advisory Practice Group for Private Wealth Management and was a member of the Global Fiduciary Operating Committee. She brings extensive experience in providing high net worth individuals with sophisticated estate planning solutions. These solutions address gifting, business succession, retirement, executive compensation, generational and charitable planning. Prior to entering the financial services industry, she was in private practice with several well regarded estate planning firms.

Ms. Sisco received her Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Toledo and her JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is an adjunct professor in the LLM Program for Tax and Employee Benefits at the John Marshall Law School. She has been on the faculty of the American Bankers Association National Trust School, and has been a guest lecturer at Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is also a frequent commentator on wealth transfer planning issues and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Smart Money, Business Week and U.S. News & World Report. She is a regular speaker for many professional and civic groups on topics such as The Advantages of Delaware Trusts, Business Succession Planning for the Closely Held Business Owner, Leaving a Legacy and Wealth Transfer Solutions in a Low Interest Rate Environment.

Mary Ann is a member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council, Chicago Finance Exchange, a member of the Planned Giving Committee at WTTW, and is a Young Professional Board Member for the Chicago Community Trust. In her spare time, she has competed in triathlons and various running events, including several ultra-relays, a 200-mile, 24 hour running race.

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