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William T. Norris
Chief Investment Officer and Head of Asset Management, CIBC Bank USA

Bill Norris is chief investment officer and head of asset management for CIBC Bank USA. In this role, he oversees investment management, trust and estate services to individual and institutional clients of CIBC Bank USA. Bill also serves as a member of CIBC Private Wealth Management’s Asset Allocation Committee.

Prior to joining CIBC Bank USA (formerly The PrivateBank, which became part of CIBC in 2017), Bill served as managing director and chief fiduciary investment offi­cer for JPMorgan Chase’s Private Bank Fiduciary Group, where he was responsible for overseeing all investment activities for trust clients of the firm in the United States, Europe and the Bahamas. He served in this role from 2005 until 2010, reporting into the Global Head of Fiduciary for JPMorgan Chase.

Previously, Bill was the National Head of Portfolio Management for Banc One Investment Advisors (BOIA), overseeing portfolio activities across the U.S. and serving concurrently as a member of the Banc One Investment Advisors investment and asset allocation committees. He was also a director at Banc One Investment Advisors until that entity merged with JPMorgan Chase in 2004. Bill began his career in 1981 at the First National Bank of Chicago.

Bill received a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance, cum laude, from North Central College. He is a member of the board of directors for the Jazz Institute of Chicago and the Fiduciary & Investment Risk Management Association (FIRMA). Bill participates in an advisory council for DePaul University’s graduate program in wealth management and is an active volunteer for a number of non-profit musical organizations around Chicago, as he has a deep love for the arts dating back to his early childhood.