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Michelle serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Economist for Ropes Wealth. As CEO, Michelle is responsible for day to day management of the firm and executing its long-term strategic plan. As Chief Economist for Ropes Wealth, she is responsible for apprising clients of the firm of global economic and market activity. Michelle is a frequent contributor to Financial Advisors magazine and Private Asset Management magazine, and has been quoted in Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, the Boston Business Journal, Forbes, and The Boston Globe.
Previously, Michelle served as Chief Investment Officer for Ropes Wealth and Chief Economist for Ropes & Gray LLP. Michelle was Chief Economist and Managing Director of Fixed Income for Silver Bridge Advisors (now Boston Private Wealth), and was Head of the Fixed Income at Atlantic Trust (now CIBC Wealth). Before joining Atlantic Trust, she was an Analyst and Assistant Portfolio Manager at J.P. Morgan Investment Management in New York.
Michelle earned a MBA, a MSF, and a BA from Boston College, where she graduated summa cum laude and held the distinction of Presidential Scholar. She was named one of Boston Business Journal’s “40 under 40” in 2009, in recognition of her accomplishments as a corporate and civic leader. She is a member of the Boston Economic Club, the Boston College Alumni Association and Council for Women, and a volunteer for the Boston Children’s Hospital League and the Catholic Schools Foundation Inner-City Scholarship Fund Professional’s Team.
Michelle chairs the Investment Committee of Dedham Country Day School and serves on the Investment Committees for Boston Latin High School, Rosie’s Place, the Archdiocese of Boston, and Boston College. She is a Trustee and Vice-Chair of the Boston Latin School Association. Michelle also teaches religious education at Holy Name Church in West Roxbury and is a den leader and the Treasurer of Holy Name’s Cub Scout Pack 3.
Michelle resides in West Roxbury with her family. She and her husband Lyle Knight have three children, Jack, Kenny (DCD ’26), and Teddy (DCD ’26).