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Caroline Horty Dickerson is the Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer of Commonwealth as well as a member of its Board of Directors. Caroline has more than fifteen years of experience in the area of trust administration and taxation. Caroline is primarily responsible for annual compliance audits by both independent and State auditors.

Prior to joining Commonwealth Trust Company, Caroline worked at a large Wilmington accounting firm where she specialized in audit, particularly for closely held business owners. In addition, Caroline served as President of Commonwealth Insurance, providing insurance services to small business owners.

Cynthia D. M. Brown is the President of Commonwealth and a member of its Board of Directors. Cindy has more than fifteen years of experience in the areas of trust administration, estate planning and tax. Her responsibilities include business development as well as oversight of trust administration, trust operations and compliance. In addition, Cindy is an active member of the Delaware State Bar Association Trust Act Committee, which drafts annual revisions to the Delaware Code.

Prior to joining Commonwealth, Cindy worked at a large Philadelphia law firm, where, among other things, she administered estates and trusts, drafted sophisticated estate planning documents, prepared and reviewed Federal and State death tax returns, and prepared and reviewed fiduciary accountings. Cindy’s experience also includes over eight years as an estate and trust paralegal with both large Philadelphia law firms and a local private practice in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. In law school, Cindy served as the Blue Book Editor of the Widener Law Review and received several achievement awards in the area of Federal Estate and Gift Taxation and Planning. Cindy is active in many professional organizations and community leadership and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Delaware CarePlan, Inc. and the Delaware Bankers Association.

James A. Horty, III is the Secretary of Commonwealth and a member of its Board of Directors. Jimmy brings with him more than twenty years of experience in working with and advising high net worth individuals, families and foundations. Specializing in the area of succession planning within closely held companies, he is able to bring a global approach to the business of trust administration.

In addition to his responsibilities at Commonwealth, Jimmy is deeply involved in Wilmington, Delaware, schools, civic organizations and charitable organizations assisting them with major fundraising events.

Amy is the Director of Business Development and works as part of Commonwealth Management and the Business Development Team by leading and coaching the Team to bring new clients to the organization. Amy is responsible for the overall management of all strategic and operational Marketing and client onboarding activities.

Prior to joining Commonwealth Trust Company, Amy worked at another well-established Delaware trust company for over fifteen years. Primary responsibilities there included developing new fiduciary, agency and custody business relationships for domestic and international individuals and families; instilling best practices and mentoring junior associates, and attending conferences to market the Company’s services.

Jamie E. McGinley is the Vice President of Trust Administration at Commonwealth. Jamie has more than ten years of experience in the banking and fiduciary industry, including the area of trust administration. Her responsibilities are focused on managing Commonwealth’s Trust Administrators, the administration of personal trust accounts as well as the development and maintenance of positive relationships with families and their advisers.

Prior to joining Commonwealth, Jamie worked at two well established Delaware trust companies where she was responsible for the administration of trusts for high net worth families as well as on-going customer relations.

Alan Quaintance is a National Account Manager at Commonwealth Trust Company. Alan has more than twenty four years of experience in Business Development. Prior to joining Commonwealth, he worked as a Corporate Account Executive for a leading Telecommunications Company.

Alan’s responsibilities at Commonwealth include developing new business, visiting clients and referral sources on a regular basis and marketing efforts on behalf of the Company to grow the Commonwealth brand.

Caroline H. Dickerson, CBC
Chief Executive Officer, Chairwoman of Board

Caroline Horty Dickerson is the Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer of Commonwealth as well as a member of its Board of Directors. Caroline has more than fifteen years of experience in the area of trust administration and taxation. Caroline is primarily responsible for annual compliance audits by both independent and State auditors.

Prior to joining Commonwealth Trust Company, Caroline worked at a large Wilmington accounting firm where she specialized in audit, particularly for closely held business owners. In addition, Caroline served as President of Commonwealth Insurance, providing insurance services to small business owners.

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Cynthia D.M. Brown, J.D., TEP
President

Cynthia D. M. Brown is the President of Commonwealth and a member of its Board of Directors. Cindy has more than fifteen years of experience in the areas of trust administration, estate planning and tax. Her responsibilities include business development as well as oversight of trust administration, trust operations and compliance. In addition, Cindy is an active member of the Delaware State Bar Association Trust Act Committee, which drafts annual revisions to the Delaware Code.

Prior to joining Commonwealth, Cindy worked at a large Philadelphia law firm, where, among other things, she administered estates and trusts, drafted sophisticated estate planning documents, prepared and reviewed Federal and State death tax returns, and prepared and reviewed fiduciary accountings. Cindy’s experience also includes over eight years as an estate and trust paralegal with both large Philadelphia law firms and a local private practice in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. In law school, Cindy served as the Blue Book Editor of the Widener Law Review and received several achievement awards in the area of Federal Estate and Gift Taxation and Planning. Cindy is active in many professional organizations and community leadership and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Delaware CarePlan, Inc. and the Delaware Bankers Association.

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James A. Horty, III, CBC, CM&A
Vice President & Secretary

James A. Horty, III is the Secretary of Commonwealth and a member of its Board of Directors. Jimmy brings with him more than twenty years of experience in working with and advising high net worth individuals, families and foundations. Specializing in the area of succession planning within closely held companies, he is able to bring a global approach to the business of trust administration.

In addition to his responsibilities at Commonwealth, Jimmy is deeply involved in Wilmington, Delaware, schools, civic organizations and charitable organizations assisting them with major fundraising events.

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Amy S. Brown, TEP
Director of Business Development

Amy is the Director of Business Development and works as part of Commonwealth Management and the Business Development Team by leading and coaching the Team to bring new clients to the organization. Amy is responsible for the overall management of all strategic and operational Marketing and client onboarding activities.

Prior to joining Commonwealth Trust Company, Amy worked at another well-established Delaware trust company for over fifteen years. Primary responsibilities there included developing new fiduciary, agency and custody business relationships for domestic and international individuals and families; instilling best practices and mentoring junior associates, and attending conferences to market the Company’s services.

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Jamie E. McGinley
Vice President of Trust Administration

Jamie E. McGinley is the Vice President of Trust Administration at Commonwealth. Jamie has more than ten years of experience in the banking and fiduciary industry, including the area of trust administration. Her responsibilities are focused on managing Commonwealth’s Trust Administrators, the administration of personal trust accounts as well as the development and maintenance of positive relationships with families and their advisers.

Prior to joining Commonwealth, Jamie worked at two well established Delaware trust companies where she was responsible for the administration of trusts for high net worth families as well as on-going customer relations.

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Alan Quaintance
National Account Manager

Alan Quaintance is a National Account Manager at Commonwealth Trust Company. Alan has more than twenty four years of experience in Business Development. Prior to joining Commonwealth, he worked as a Corporate Account Executive for a leading Telecommunications Company.

Alan’s responsibilities at Commonwealth include developing new business, visiting clients and referral sources on a regular basis and marketing efforts on behalf of the Company to grow the Commonwealth brand.

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Commonwealth Trust Company has a rich heritage of management with the foresight to adapt the trust business to changing economic times. Read more about the history of Commonwealth and the intersection with the development of the modern Delaware trust landscape.
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