Debra Smiley

Senior Trust Analyst

Classically trained as an opera singer, Debra knows that real life can also be full of plot twists and turns. Managing change, she says, is one of things she loves about administering trusts. The terms of trusts can vary widely to begin with, Debra adds, and changes are not uncommon, as the needs of the beneficiaries and their families evolve. When major decisions must be made, Debra is ready with analysis and insights. Her mild manner and thorough explanations put beneficiaries at ease while balancing the interests of all involved.

Designations and Education

  • Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA)
  • Graduate of Cannon Financial Institute
  • DePaul University School of Music

Community and Industry Affiliations

  • Northwest Chamber Chorus
    Board Treasurer
  • Seattle Estate Planning Council
  • Seattle Music Partners
    Board Member
  • United Negro College Fund
    Seattle Leadership Council Member