Melissa Anne Galla, CFA
Treasurer/Chair Finance Committee



Melissa Anne Galla, CFA

Senior Vice President, Northern Trust Investments, Inc

Melissa Anne Galla is a Vice President at The Northern Trust Company, Chicago. She is a Client Executive in our Corporate & Institutional Services department where she leads daily valued Defined Contribution, Defined Benefit and Corporate Cash client relationships.  Melissa has overall responsibility for the client experience, ensuring Northern Trust’s resources are aligned to achieve her clients’ strategic objectives.  Melissa views her partnership with clients as the preeminent factor in achieving overall success in a relationship.  Melissa specializes in managing complex client relationships including those which employ in-house asset management strategies. Melissa has held this position since August 2012.

Prior to August 2012, Melissa spent over eight and a half years in our Investment Risk & Analytical Services group where she held multiple positions, cumulating in her role as a Senior Investment Performance Consultant.  In this role, Melissa served as the lead investment performance consultant for a wide range of corporate funds including multi-national defined benefit and defined contribution plans.  Melissa has presented to a variety of investment committees including sessions held in our London office for a UK audience.

Melissa joined Northern Trust in 2000 as a Portfolio Analyst in the Large Corporate Accounting group.  In 2003, she joined the Investment Risk & Analytical Services department to focus on Investment Performance, Analysis, and Consulting services.  She was named a Vice President in July 2010.

Melissa received a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a minor equivalency in French language and literature.  She earned her Chartered Financial Analyst designation in September 2008.  In her spare time, Melissa donates time to a number of organizations including the CFA Society of Chicago, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Women Investment Professionals.  Melissa currently serves as Treasurer of the Women Investment Professionals and sits on the Board of the organization.