BNY Mellon Wealth Management has named Erica Lord as its new chief fiduciary officer.

Lord will assume the role in early June and will be based in Chicago. She will succeed Joe Samulski, who is retiring from the company.

She is expected to oversee all fiduciary administration for all trust and estate services, which includes leading a national team of fiduciary professionals. She will report to Ben McGloin, the company’s head of advice, planning and fiduciary services.

Lord has more than 20 years of experience serving high-net-worth individuals and families, according to the company.

Most recently, she served as chief fiduciary officer of Northern Trust’s global family and private investment offices segment and The Northern Trust Company of Delaware, where she was responsible for the oversight of fiduciary relationships and delivery of fiduciary services, according to the announcement of her appointment. Prior to that, she served as assistant general counsel of the Trust Counsel Legal team and as a senior trust advisor for Northern Trust Wealth Management.

Before joining Northern Trust, Lord practiced privately at Reed Smith and Lord and Bissell & Brook, focusing primarily on estate planning for family business owners, trust and estate administration and fiduciary litigation, according to the announcement.