Chicago-based Northern Trust Wealth Management has hired Robert P. Lawson as Minnesota state president.

Lawson joins Northern Trust from the Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank in Minneapolis, where he was a senior vice president and managing director. Prior to that, Lawson served as vice president and head of financial and estate planning at U.S. Trust.

At Northern Trust, Lawson will be responsible for leading the firm’s wealth management business in Minnesota, working out of the Minneapolis office.