About the Author

Brian Oard

President, Western Region
Wilmington Trust

Brian is responsible for overseeing all Wealth Management services in Southern California and the Western United States. He leads a team of professionals who provide planning, trust, investment management, family office, and private banking services.

Brian has more than two decades of experience helping clients with issues such as investment management, risk management, business succession, and retirement planning. Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, he was a top producer at both Northern Trust and BNY Mellon. Brian was also an adjunct professor at California Lutheran University where he taught employee benefits and retirement planning for their CFP certification program.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California at Davis and received the CFP designation from the CFP Board of Standards in 1999. Brian was commissioned as a United States Marine Corps Infantry Officer in 1989. He was awarded the Naval Achievement Medal with combat distinguishing device for action during Operation Desert Storm. He also took part in the humanitarian relief operations during Operation Restore Hope in Somalia in 1993. Brian had the good fortune of serving under the command of then Major John Kelly and Lieutenant Colonel James Mattis during his service in the Marine Corps.

Brian serves on the Scarlet and Gold Committee of the West Coast Gala for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. He also serves on the executive board of the Veteran’s Park Conservancy, an organization of the National Cemetery and VA property in Westwood, California.


By the Author

Videos: Tax Considerations for Private Foundations and Charitable Trusts

Brian Oard |
Wealth Planning

Wilmington Trust’s Brian Oard and Alvina Lo sat down with Doug Mancino, a Partner with Seyfarth Shaw, at the 2018 Hawaii Tax Institute Conference to discuss the factors families should consider when establishing private foundations and preserving their charitable legacy.Issues Facing Private Foundations Charitable Legacy Please see important disclosures at the end of each video.

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Videos: Cyber and Personal Security and the Costliest Mistakes in Risk Management

Brian Oard |
Wealth Planning

Wilmington Trust’s Brian Oard and Alvina Lo discussed a number of timely risk management topics at the 2018 Hawaii Tax Institute Conference. Watch their conversations with two risk and insurance experts and a former FBI agent and founder of an international risk mitigation firm.Cyber and Personal Security Patrick Conley, a former FBI special agent and founder and CEO of Franklin Global, Inc.

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Videos: Wealth Transition & Legacy Planning Strategies

Brian Oard |
Wealth Planning

Wilmington Trust’s Alvina Lo, Brian Oard and Adam Bakash  discussed a variety of wealth transition and legacy planning topics with tax and estate planning lawyers, risk and insurance professionals, and a financial education expert at the 2018 Hawaii Tax Institute Conference.Hear their insights on electronic wills, spousal lifetime access trusts, financial literacy, estates and trusts, gifting, and more.

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