Michelle Hong is Co-Head of the Philadelphia office of Northern Trust, a 130-year old wealth management firm that serves the world’s most successful individuals, families and institutions. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Ms. Hong spent 12 years at Brown Brothers Harriman. Ms. Hong began her career in private legal practice at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett in New York City, and at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia. In addition, she completed a federal judicial clerkship for the Honorable Mary A. McLaughlin in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Hong earned her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and her B.A. from Duke University, where she was an A.B. Duke scholar and was awarded a Lord Rothermere Scholarship to study at Oxford University.
Ms. Hong is deeply committed to nonprofit board service. She currently serves on the board of Main Line Health, a health system that is one of the largest employers in the Philadelphia region, as well as the Committee of Seventy, a 115-year old nonpartisan organization that advocates for voter engagement and effective government. She was recently appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to his statewide Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. She is a member of the Forum of Executive Women, and she volunteers on the Vision 2020 team at Drexel University that is planning the centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment. Ms. Hong is a former board chair of Philabundance, the Philadelphia region's largest hunger-relief organization, and she has also served on boards and committees for Pig Iron Theatre Company, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Mural Arts Program.
Ms. Hong lives in the Queen Village neighborhood of Philadelphia with her husband and three young daughters.