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Bridge Award Profiles: Frederick H. Waddell
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National Bridge Awards

2015 Richard A. Gonzalez

2014 Jonas Prising 

2012 William C. Weldon

2010 John T. Chambers
2009 Michael E. Szymanczyk
2008 Indra K. Nooyi
2007 Ronald A. Williams
2006 H. Lee Scott, Jr.
2005 Jeffrey Noddle
2004 Ivan G. Seidenberg


Chicago Bridge Awards

2015 Jim Skogsbergh

2014 Robert L. Parkinson, Jr. 

2013 Don Thompson

2012 Gregory D. Wasson

2011 Patricia Hemingway Hall

2010 Frederick H. Waddell

2009 Gregory C. Case

2007 Robert W. Lane

2006 James Skinner

2005 John W. Rowe


Bridge Advocate Awards

2015 Pat Harris

2010 Maestro Paul Freeman

2009 James C. Tyree

2006 John W. Rogers, Jr.

2004 Roel C. Campos

"Recognizing, valuing, understanding, and celebrating diversity – in clients, employees and communities – distinguishes us in the marketplace. We are a stronger and more competitive organization for embracing this principle."


Frederick H. Waddell
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Northern Trust Corporation

Frederick H. Waddell is chairman and chief executive officer, a director of Northern Trust Corporation and a member of the Management Group of Northern Trust Corporation and The Northern Trust Company, Chicago. The heads of Northern Trust’s principal operating businesses, Personal Financial Services, Corporate & Institutional Services, Operations & Technology and Northern Trust Global Investments report to Mr. Waddell. Also reporting to him are the heads of Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Auditing, Corporate Strategy, Risk Management, Legal and Corporate Social Responsibility.


Since joining Northern Trust in 1975, Mr. Waddell has held leadership positions in Commercial Banking, Strategic Planning and Personal Financial Services. In March 2003, he became head of the Corporate and Institutional Services business unit and, in February 2006, was named president and chief operating officer of Northern Trust. Rick was appointed chief executive officer on January 1, 2008, and became chairman on November 11, 2009.

Northern Trust recognizes diversity as a corporate strength and competitive advantage. Under his leadership, Mr. Waddell continues to embrace diversity and inclusion by engaging a diverse group of clients, ensuring the employment of a diverse workforce to bring a proliferation of ideas and approaches, and being actively engaged in diverse communities. Northern Trust places high value on diversity and encourages its employees to do the same.

Mr. Waddell is a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, The Economic Club of Chicago, the Financial Services Roundtable, the Executives’ Club of Chicago, The Chicago Club and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. He is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, and the Chicago Commonwealth Club. Rick is on the Board of Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University. He also serves on the Trustees Committee of the Chicago Community Trust.

Mr. Waddell holds a BA degree from Dartmouth College and a MBA degree from Northwestern University.

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