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Athena Capital Advisors Adds John H. Tyler As Director

LINCOLN, Mass., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Athena Capital Advisors, a registered investment advisor providing investment management, advisory, and external CIO services to private clients and institutions, today announced the hiring of John H. Tyler as Director of Athena's Endowments and Foundations practice.  Mr. Tyler brings with him over 30 years of experience in global capital markets and advising non-profit institutions on their investment portfolios and issues of governance.

"Working closely with non-profit endowments has been the most fulfilling part of my career.  I am thrilled to help the Athena team deliver its values-based investing expertise to existing and prospective clients in the endowment and foundation space," said Mr. Tyler.

Prior to joining Athena, Mr. Tyler was Director of Investor Relations at BCRE Partners, advising institutional investors.  Mr. Tyler also spent 11 years at Cambridge Associates LLC where he was a Managing Director and advised a range of private endowments and foundations on investment portfolios, with particular emphasis on governance, asset allocation and implementation of investment strategies.  He received a BA in History from Princeton University and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.  Mr. Tyler currently serves on the Board and the Investment Committee of the Meadowbrook School and on the Investment Committee of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Athena's CEO and Founder Lisette Cooper noted, "We are thrilled to welcome John to Athena and are excited about the depth of experience he will add to the team.  The wealth of knowledge he brings to the firm will help us better serve our existing institutional client base as well as extend our expertise to a much wider range of endowments and foundations."

Athena Capital Advisors is a privately owned registered investment advisor founded in 1993 by Dr. Lisette Cooper.  Athena has nearly $5 billion in assets under management and is headquartered in Lincoln, MA with an additional office in New York City. In 2014, the Financial Times named Athena one of its inaugural Top 300 RIAs and Investment News ranked Athena the #1 registered investment advisor in Massachusetts by assets under management.  Recent rankings by Bloomberg and Financial Planning have also recognized Athena as a top national RIA by assets under management.  For additional information on Athena Capital Advisors, please visit

Liz Hardy
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SOURCE Athena Capital Advisors

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