CHICAGO, February 13 2017 - BNY Mellon Wealth Management, the eighth largest U.S. wealth manager according to Barron’s, has appointed Managing Director Garrett Alton to head its business development efforts in our Central Region. Based in Chicago, Alton will oversee sales teams and efforts in Chicago, Pittsburgh and Ohio. He reports to Andy Paterson, president of the Central Region.

Alton has more than 25 years of experience in financial services and joined BNY Mellon Wealth Management in 2009. Since then he has built and led highly successful business development teams in Atlanta and the Mid-Atlantic region for the firm.

“Garrett has a tremendous record of sales leadership with BNY Mellon and we are delighted that he will be leading our business development efforts while continuing to build our sales teams throughout our Central Region,” Paterson said. “His focus will be new business generation, recruiting top talent, and coaching our sales teams in Pittsburgh, Chicago and Cleveland.”

“Having Garrett based in Chicago provides the business development leverage, leadership and experience necessary to continue to excel in the regional market place,” Chicago President Mike DiMedio said. “We are excited and fortunate to have Garrett join the Central Region leadership team.”

BNY Mellon Wealth Management is a leading wealth manager. In 2016 it was named by Family Wealth Report as the top U.S. Private Bank and rated the Top Private Bank for Family Offices by Professional Wealth Management magazine. Barron’s ranked it the 8th largest U.S. wealth manager in 2016. The firm has more than two centuries of experience in providing services to clients who today include financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, planned giving programs, and endowments and foundations. It has nearly $205 billion in total private client assets, as of December 31, 2016, and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally. BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which provides investment management, custody, wealth and estate planning and private banking services, conducts business through various operating subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation.  For more information go to or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellonWealth.

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