Northern Trust appoints Curtiss Smith as Phoenix Area Chairman

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Northern Trust has appointed Curtiss Smith as President of the Phoenix Region, where he will lead the team in delivering exceptional client service and accelerating the growth of the Northern Trust Wealth Management platform.

Most recently, Smith served as Senior Banking Manager for Northern Trust Markets in Arizona, Nevada and Colorado. Previously, he held positions at MidFirst Bank, Wells Fargo and Bank of America.

Born and raised in Arizona, Smith will be the first native Phoenician to lead the market in the office’s nearly 50-year history.

“Curtiss brings a deep understanding of the Phoenix and Scottsdale markets, as well as extensive expertise in strategic areas,” said Michele Havens, Western Region President for Northern Trust Wealth Management. “I look forward to his leadership and continued exceptional service to wealthy families and successful business owners in the Phoenix area.”

In his new role, Smith will oversee the growth and development of the Phoenix and Scottsdale markets alongside a permanent team of wealth management leaders who are responsible for delivering the best in investment management, trust , banking and consulting.

Smith holds an MBA from Arizona State University’s WP Carey School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Santa Clara University. He is a CPA in the State of Arizona, and he is vice president and director of Ballet Arizona and past director of the Arizona Society of CPAs.

Northern Trust Wealth Management offers holistic wealth management services for affluent individuals and families, family offices, foundations and endowments, and private businesses. It is recognized for its innovative technology, service excellence and depth of expertise and ranks among the top 10 US wealth managers, with $352.8 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2022. Northern Trust Company is an Equal Housing Lender. FDIC member.

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Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking services to businesses, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has a global presence with offices in 23 US states and Washington, DC, and 23 locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of June 30, 2022, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$13.7 trillion and assets under management of US$1.3 trillion. For more than 130 years, Northern Trust has distinguished itself as an industry leader for its exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit us at follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust or Northern Trust Corporation on LinkedIn.

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