US - The Northern Trust Company has appointed Barbara Lumpkin as director of industry affairs for its public fund and Taft-Hartley group.
In her new role, Lumpkin is responsible for leading the group’s overall strategy and developing the firm’s profile in the public fund and Taft-Hartley arena. She will also be responsible for participating in client and industry events, and working with Northern’s Worldwide Product Development Group on future public fund and Taft-Hartley products and services.
Prior to joining Northern Trust in December, 2000, Lumpkin worked in the Chicago City government since 1995 as City treasurer, City comptroller, and budget director. As City treasurer and comptroller, she was a trustee on City pension fund boards including the $6.7bn Chicago Municipal Employees Fund, the $1.1bn Chicago Fire Fund, the $1.9bn Chicago Laborers fund, the $3.8bn Chicago Police fund, and served as custodian for the $11.3bn Chicago Teacher's Pension Fund.
Before that she worked for Amalgamated Bank of Chicago as a senior vice president/corporate trust manager and with Continental Bank (now Bank of America) in several areas including corporate trust.
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