Donald A. Kress
Director and Chairman, Trust Administrative Committee
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Don retired from The Northern Trust Company in June of 2014. He joined the Miami office of Northern Trust in October of 1998, and was the Bank’s Fiduciary Practice Leader for Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, Florida. He also acted as a senior trust administrator for a select group of high net worth clients. Prior to joining Northern Trust, he managed various teams of trust and investment professionals for First Chicago Bank in Chicago, Illinois for approximately 12 years.
Don was Associate General Counsel of Miami Corporation, a private holding company based in Chicago, prior to his First Chicago experience. Don earned an A.B. in English Literature from Dartmouth College in 1967 and a J.D. from The University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1971. He also holds a CIMA designation.
Don is a member of the Board of Directors, and President, of the Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami and is a member of the University of Miami Estate and Gift Planning Advisory Board. He is a member of the faculty of the Florida Trust Schools and was on the board and faculty of the American Bankers Association National Trust School, where he taught courses in trust administration for 8 years ending in 2002.
Don is a director of the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens Trust, Inc. and is also a committee member of PhilanthropyMiami program (which is a program of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning). Don is also a member of the board of directors, and President, of the Peacock Foundation. He has been admitted to the practice of law in the states of Illinois, Nebraska and New York.