Northern Trust Gets a New Leader

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Northern Trust Gets a New Leader

Shundrawn Thomas, the new president of Northern Trust Asset Management, Image Credit: PIOnline.com

Shundrawn Thomas, the new president of Northern Trust Asset Management, Image Credit: PIOnline.com

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Monday, November 27, 2017 - 9:35am

Shundrawn Thomas, the new president of Northern Trust Asset Management, is the first person of color in 128 years in the senior management group at the bank and will help diversity efforts. "So, if you're a young person of color coming into the financial services industry and at a great company like Northern you don't see people like you at that (senior) level ... you might say well, what chance do I have?" he said.

While Frederick Waddell, CEO of Northern Trust Corp., said Mr. Thomas will send a powerful message helping with diversity efforts at Northern Trust, he said Mr. Thomas was ultimately chosen for the top asset management spot because of "his talent and his capabilities."

Mr. Thomas said he understands his appointment will offer "some encouragement" to building a more diverse workforce at Northern Trust.

"I don't consider myself special per se, but I do know that I have some unique opportunities to have a positive impact."

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Keywords: Diversity & Inclusion | Northern Trust Asset Management | Positive Change | Reduced Inequalities | Shundrawn Thomas | Social Impact & Volunteering | Sustainable Development Goals | Workplace Inclusion | diversity

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