Northern Trust appoints Curtiss Smith as new Phoenix region president – The Business Journals

Wealth management firm Northern Trust has named Curtiss Smith, a Valley native, as its new Phoenix region president.
Smith steps into the role after working as Northern Trust’s senior banking director for Arizona, Nevada and Colorado. He previously worked for MidFirst Bank, Wells Fargo and Bank of America.
“I am looking forward to leading a team of professionals as we continue to provide the first-class investment management, banking and fiduciary services our clients have come to expect,” Smith said in a statement to the Business Journal. “Phoenix and Scottsdale provide a wonderful environment for business, and Northern Trust is proud to be a part of this market for nearly 50 years.”
Smith replaces Tony Bolazina, who retired at the end of August after 38 years at Northern Trust. Bolazina was the Arizona president in the Northern Trust Wealth Management division for 12 years after managing teams in Denver and Chicago.
“Curtiss brings a deep understanding of the Phoenix and Scottsdale markets, as well as extensive expertise across strategic lines,” Michele Havens, President of the West Region for Northern Trust Wealth Management, said in a statement. “I look forward to his leadership and the continued outstanding service to high net worth families and successful business owners across the Phoenix region.”
Smith is the first native Arizonan to run the market in Northern Trust’s nearly 50 years operating in the state. Smith has an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Santa Clara University.
Chicago-based Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) had $1.3 trillion in assets under management on June 30. 
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