Wilmington Trust Announces Leadership Appointments to Wealth Advisory and Private Banking

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August 13, 2018
•  William Buccella appointed President of U.S. Markets for Wealth
•  Ann Silverman promoted to President of Private Banking
William Buccella
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William Buccella

President of U.S. Markets for Wealth Advisory

Ann Silverman
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Ann Silverman

President of Private Banking
WILMINGTON, DEL—Wilmington Trust has appointed William Buccella as president of U.S. Markets for Wealth Advisory, and Ann Silverman as president of Private Banking. Previously, Buccella served as president of Private Banking, and Silverman as group manager for Private Banking.
“With their deep experience and expertise combined with their strong commitment to client service, Ann and Bill will lead their teams to new heights as they help our clients meet their needs, leverage opportunities and achieve their goals,” said Doris P. Meister, executive vice president of wealth management at Wilmington Trust.
As president of U.S. Markets, Buccella is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of Wilmington Trust’s high-net-worth wealth management business across the country. He will coordinate the delivery of comprehensive wealth management services to clients through the company’s network of investment professionals, market leaders, regional leaders, and business partners.
Buccella has 30 years of experience in financial services including banking and wealth management roles. He came to Wilmington Trust in 2017 from Northern Trust Company, where he was president of Private Wealth Management for the New England region. He also served as director of sales for Northern Trust’s Northeast region. Previously, he was a managing director and Divisional Sales Performance Executive at U.S. Trust. Earlier in his career, Buccella held positions at Merrill Lynch, Fleet Bank, and BayBank.
Buccella earned an MBA from Babson College, and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.
He is active in the community, serving on the board of overseers and audit committee for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He is also a member of the board of trustees for the Boys & Girls Club of Boston, and serves on the board of directors for the Franklin Performing Arts Company.
Buccella is based in Wilmington Trust’s Boston office, located at 280 Congress St., Suite 1300. He can be contacted at 617-457-2068.
As president of Private Banking, Silverman will oversee the delivery of private banking* services and products to clients including high-net-worth families and business owners throughout the U.S.
Silverman joined M&T Bank in 2004 as a commercial lender in Washington, D.C. During her tenure with M&T, which acquired Wilmington Trust in 2011, she participated in the bank’s international program as a team leader in the International Corporate Banking group in Dublin, Ireland from 2008-2010. In that role, she provided banking services to companies in Ireland, United Kingdom, European Union, Asia, and United States.
Earlier in her career, she worked as a project manager and exhibition developer for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
Silverman received a master’s degree in Finance from Wharton, and a bachelor’s degree in History from Smith College. She serves on the board of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York and the New York Advisory Board of Room To Grow.
She is based in Wilmington Trust’s New York office located at 350 Park Ave., and can be contacted at 212-350-2690.

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