Propper Promoted to President and COO – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Propper Promoted to President and COO

In a recent promotion, Eric B. Propper ‘80 was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Atlantic Trust, one of the nation’s leading wealth management firms.

As the team executive of the Atlantic Trust office in New York, Propper leads the New York office, while overseeing other regional offices and serving as senior relationship manager for a number of the firm’s most substantial clients. Propper is also responsible for managing a team of nine investment professionals and their support staff. In addition, he acts as a portfolio manager overseeing a broad range of client portfolios, including pension and profit sharing plans, endowment funds, charitable and religious organizations, individuals, trusts and other taxable investment portfolios. Propper serves on the Atlantic Trust’s Executive Management Committee, Asset Allocation Committee, and Multi-Manager Investment Committee.

Jack Markwalter, the chairman of Atlantic Trust, notes that “Eric has worked on some of our most important initiatives, demonstrating excellent business judgment and the ability to get things done.”

Propper has more than 27 years of experience in the industry, with a significant amount of management expertise. Propper joined Atlantic Trust in 1998 from J. Bush & Co. He had previously been with Shearson Lehman Brothers and predecessor E.F. Hutton for 10 years.

Propper received his BA from Hobart and his MBA from Columbia University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the Stamford Society of Security Analysts. At Hobart, he majored in political science, played lacrosse and received the Kent W. Marbury Memorial Award.