Eric Engler serves as Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff for Ascension. In this role, he partners with the President and CEO to coordinate the activities of the Ascension Board of Directors, Ascension Leadership Team and other leadership bodies to ensure alignment, integration and agile decision-making. Mr. Engler also provides leadership for the day-to-day operations and strategic evolution of Ascension’s transformation program and other strategy management efforts, including Ascension’s Transformation Management Office. In addition, he oversees the System Office Conference Planning, Travel and Facilities Services functions.
Mr. Engler previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Ascension. In this role, he served as the architect for Ascension’s strategy with responsibility for identifying opportunities and designing approaches to transform the organization and sustain its Mission.
Prior to joining Ascension in 2001, Mr. Engler served in financial planning roles for Reuters, plc, and Bridge Information Systems, Inc., both providers of financial market data services. Prior to that tenure, Mr. Engler served as a Transaction Services Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, leading merger and acquisition transactions for large public companies and private equity funds. Mr. Engler is also a former Equity Research Associate with Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. in New York. He began his career in the Assurance and Business Advisory Services practice of Price Waterhouse.
Mr. Engler currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Saint Louis University.
Mr. Engler holds a bachelor’s degree with university honors in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana and a Master of Business Administration with honors from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business. He also is a graduate of the Ascension Leadership Academy and was a member of community 3 of the Ascension Executive Ministry Leadership formation program.