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Steve Potter

Steve Potter

Vice Chairman
Northern Trust Corporation

Steve Potter is Vice Chairman of Northern Trust Corporation, a role he assumed in 2017. In this role, Steve is responsible for initiating and engaging with major strategic partnerships and client relationships; providing advice and input into corporate business strategy and execution; recruiting and mentoring talent; and serving as the firm’s representative in a wide array of community and industry settings.

From 2008 until 2017, Steve served as President, Asset Management leading Northern Trust’s asset management business which has grown to over $1 Trillion of assets under management. In this capacity, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Northern Trust Investments, Inc., Northern Trust’s principal investment subsidiary, and as the Interested Trustee of The Northern Funds and Northern Institutional Funds.

From 2001 until 2008, Steve was based in London and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Europe, Middle East and Africa overseeing all of Northern Trust’s businesses in the region. He also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Northern Trust Global Services, Ltd. and Chairman of Northern Trust Global Investments, Ltd. He previously served in London as Segment Head of International and Global Fund Services.

Prior to moving to London, Steve served in Chicago as Managing Director of the Institutional Group within Northern Trust Asset Management. In this role he was responsible for global strategic planning, marketing, product development, client servicing and sales related to the institutional asset management business.

Steve holds a B.A. in economics and history from Duke University and an MBA with concentrations in marketing and finance from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

He is a member of the board of Miami Corporation, and of the board and the executive committee of Rush University Medical Center. He also serves on the Duke University Trinity College Board of Visitors and the boards of the Solti Foundation, and the British American Business Council. He is a member of the Financial Services Roundtable and serves as the Chairman of the Retirement Security Coalition. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Chicago Commonwealth Club, the London Capital Club and the Worshipful Company of International Bankers.