“I love working with people and knowing that what I am doing makes a difference not only to the client but to their families and bringing a sense of calm and relief that their financials will be in order.”
Leah graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She is also a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor. With over 10 years spent in various roles at The Northern Trust Company, she honed her skills in managing and building client relationships and financial account analysis. She possesses excellent communication and organizational skills and a very professional demeanor. Leah also has extensive volunteer experience with many organizations and in varied roles that only serve to enhance her skill set.
Leah and her husband are raising their young son in Highland Park, IL. She has spent 11 years as a proud and involved U.S. Navy spouse.
Her background includes:
Bachelor of Arts in Communications, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Trust School Graduate, ABA National Trust School, Evanston, IL
Trust Officer, The Northern Trust Company, Chicago, IL (10 + years)
Unit Head, Ramah Day Camp, Wheeling, IL
Religious School Teacher, Beth Shalom, Northbrook, IL & North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL
Project Manager, SMG Marketing Group, Chicago, IL
Volunteer Work: North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, various roles; Edgewood Middle School, Sherwood School & Red Oak School PTO & PTA; Susan F. Lasky Cancer Foundation, Board Member; Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Fundraiser; Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation, Fundraiser, Wish Granter and Board Member; Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, Board Member
Passions: Leah loves to play tennis, swim and be outdoors, as well as doing any art projects, reading and playing Maj Jong.
How she makes a difference: Leah knows this job is not just paying bills, there is also a large social component since many older clients don't get out as much as they should. She is often another friendly face that they can talk to.