Brian McDermott
Brian McDermott

Brian McDermott Senior Fiduciary Officer

Joined Northern Trust



  • Brian received a B.B.A. degree with a concentration in accounting from Niagara University, New York
  • Brian earned his M.B.A. degree from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business through their Executive Development Program


  • Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor designation from the American Bankers Association.


Brian joined Northern Trust in 1997 after working in the estate planning and trust administration field since 1990. He was previously at Fleet Bank in Western New York. Prior to that, he spent over 11 years on the financial staff of General Motors Corporation.

Community Involvement

Brian serves as Chair of the KPBS Advisory Council, member of the KPBS Planned Giving Committee, and board member of The Aquinas Institute Scholarship Foundation in Rochester, NY. He is also a member of the Rady Children's Hospital Estates and Trusts Executive Council and the North County Estate Planning Council.