Seattle – The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel(ACTEC) named Carla C. Wigen, Laird Norton Wealth Management’s(LNWM) managing director of Fiduciary Strategy, an ACTEC Fellow. Wigen’s election to ACTEC is testament to her decades of experienceas a financial services professional, highly-regarded attorney, and trusted adviser to families, individuals and foundations across the country.
“Having an ACTEC Fellow as part of LNWM’s leadership team allows us to advance our continued commitment to provide innovative, high-touch and customized trust services that meet the ever-growing needs and complexities of our clients,” said Bob Moser, LNWM’s president and CEO.
ACTEC is the preeminent estate planners’ organization in the United States, comprised of leading trusts and estates lawyers and professionalsin all 50 states, as well as International Fellows from around the globe. ACTEC Fellows are recognized as having made outstanding contributions to the practice of trust and estate law, and their services are regularly sought by trust companies, financial planners, investment advisors, family offices, accountants and other lawyers. In addition, ACTEC Fellows are involved in policy and regulatory matters, giving them a deeper understanding of the changing dynamics in federal finance and tax law that they are able to bring to their clients.
Wigen joined LNWM as managing director of Fiduciary Strategy in August 2018 with a mandate to develop strategies to enhance and expand LNWM’s fiduciary operations, including new client acquisition and retention, analyzing new market segments and opportunities and evolving services to meet the changing needs of clients. In addition to her professional responsibilities, Wigen chairs the University of Washington’s Estate and Gift Planning Council, serves as President of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle, and is a board member of the Seattle Aquarium and a member of Washington Women in Tax.
“I’m honored to have been nominated and elected an ACTEC Fellow. The benefits of being part of such a respected organization will directly translate to building LNWM’s trust business and delivering better outcomes for our clients,” said Wigen. “For LNWM, investing in our trust business means investing in our clients’ success, and I’m excited to bring what I gain from being an ACTEC Fellow to everyone we work with.”
About Laird Norton Wealth Management
With close to $5 billion in assets under advisement, Laird Norton Wealth Management (LNWM) is the Northwest’s premier wealth management company. Originally founded to serve the financial management needs of the Laird and Norton families, the firm now provides personalized wealth management solutions for more than 600 individuals, families, private foundations and nonprofit organizations. For more than 50 years, Laird Norton Wealth Management has been devoted to helping its clients and their families achieve security, find happiness and thrive in every aspect of their lives. LNWM is relentless in the pursuit of client satisfaction and is committed to never fail at making each client’s best interest its number one priority.
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