Steve Bell is Chairman and CEO of the Western Region at Northern Trust. In this position he is responsible for managing the company’s investment management, trust and estate planning, private and business banking and financial consulting business in California, Nevada and Washington.
Previously, Steve served as the head of the Wealth Management Group, a specialized unit of The Northern Trust Company which addresses the complex financial requirements of U.S. and international families who maintain single family offices. During his 27 year career at Northern Trust, he also built and ran the private banking business for Northern Trust Bank of California (1991-1997), served as a commercial real estate lender (1989-1990), worked with Chicago middle market owner/operators (1983-1988), and served as a supervisor in the Financial Analysis Division (1982-1983).
Steve received his A.B. degree with honors in economics from Duke University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude. He received his M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago, with a concentration in Finance. He joined Northern Trust Company in 1982.
Steve has served as an officer and board member with various charitable, civic and educational organizations in Chicago and San Francisco. Currently Steve serves on the boards of SF Jazz and Team Up for Youth. He and his wife Susan reside in Menlo Park. Susan is the Vice President for The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Dino DeVita is the Region President of the Washington practice for Northern Trust, based in the Seattle office. In this position he is responsible for managing the investment management, trust and estate planning, private and business banking and financial consulting business.
Previously, Mr. DeVita served as the Private Client Service Segment Leader responsible for leading strategy development and execution nationally. Prior to his role as PCS Segment Leader, Mr. DeVita served as Managing Director within the Personal Financial Services Group. He was responsible for the supervision of a group of interdisciplinary professionals who manage the financial needs for individuals and families.
Mr. DeVita joined The Northern Trust Bank in November 1998. He worked in the Corporate and Institutional Services division of Northern Trust servicing retirement plans for institutional clients across the country. In 2000 he joined the Personal Financial Services group as a Portfolio Manager at Northern Trust’s Orange County, California office. During his tenure as a Portfolio Manager, Mr. DeVita managed complex investment solutions for a wide variety of clients and foundations. He began his banking and investment career at Marshall & Ilsley Trust Corporation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Mr. DeVita earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and economics from Ripon College in Wisconsin. He expects to receive his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in December 2012. He is a CFA charterholder and an active member of the CFA Institute.