Nicole M. Perkins is an Executive Vice President and the Managing Executive of Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth, a business dedicated to serving the needs of individuals and families with investable assets in excess of $20 million. As Managing Executive, Nicole is responsible and accountable for business strategy and all facets of the Hawthorn offer. Nicole also personally manages the fiduciary administration of over $2 billion for ultra-high net worth individuals and families.
Preceding the Managing Executive of Hawthorn role, Nicole served as the Market Director of Fiduciary Services in the Philadelphia and Delaware market and was responsible for managing the Fiduciary Business Segment of Hawthorn in these markets as well as ensuring the overall quality and consistency of the clients' service experience. In addition, Nicole provided consultative advice to and was responsible for the oversight of the compliance and risk management functions of these markets.
Prior to joining Hawthorn, Nicole ran her own private legal practice, where she counseled families and the owners of family owned businesses in connection with wealth preservation, multigenerational planning, business succession planning and charitable planning. Nicole also advised fiduciaries and individuals in connection with trust and estate administration and probate matters and practiced as a trust and estate associate at Morgan Lewis LLP and Duane Morris.
Nicole has given lectures and written articles focusing on continuing legal education of attorneys and other professionals in the area of estate planning. In addition, she was named by Money Management Executive as one of the ten winners of the 2018 Top Women in Asset Management Awards, recognized by Philadelphia Business Journal as a 2016 Minority Business Leader award recipient, named by Private Asset Management Magazine as one of the 2016 50 Most Influential Women in Private Wealth and recognized by Profiles In Diversity Journal as a 2016 Women Worth Watching award recipient.
Nicole earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Nicole is barred in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She serves on the Board of Directors of First Person Arts, Kimmel Center, Inc. and Action Not Words. Former board affiliations include Board of Directors of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP), Board of Trustees, Independence Charter School and Board of Directors of Education Voters PA.