Donald PlausDonald Plaus retired in 2023 as the head of Merrill Private Wealth Management, International and Institutional groups, where he was responsible for delivering the business strategy, intellectual capital, resources and solutions to the firm’s largest client relationships both domestically and internationally. He has also been division executive for Merrill’s southeast and northeast divisions.

Plauss has a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from State University at Albany, New York. He has also achieved the professional designation of Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®). 

Mr. Plaus was elected to the board of directors in 2022.