Jack Sawyer

President, Southeast Region

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Jack Sawyer is President of the Southeastern Region of Wilmington Trust's Wealth Advisory group. In this role, he manages all portfolio management and business development activities within the region. In 1989 Sawyer was a founding principal of The Arden Group, which was Atlanta's first private fiduciary firm and was acquired by Mellon in 2003. He has specialized in the administration of trusts, estates, and private foundations throughout his career. Sawyer holds a JD from Mercer University and received his BA from the University of Georgia.

Sawyer is a member of The Buckhead Coalition, The Advisory Circle for the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, the Advisory Board of the Alliance Theater, The Advisory Board for the Agape Community Center, the President's Council for the Atlanta History Center, and he is a member of the Board of Directors for: the Southeast Anti-Defamation League, the Atlanta Humane Society, Devyne Intervention Foundation, Georgia Museum of Art, Friends of Georgia Music Foundation, High Museum of Art, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, Open Hand, and Zoo Atlanta. Sawyer also served on the Shepherd Center Auxiliary Board, on the Civil War to Civil Rights Steering Committee for the Atlanta History Center, and on the Foundations Committee for the Woodruff Arts Center's Annual Corporate Campaign.

Sawyer is a past board member of The Atlanta Opera, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, and the Daisy Hill Pet Foundation. Sawyer also serves on the Centers for Disease Control Foundation National Advocacy Council, the Estate Planning Advisory Board for the Atlanta Community Foundation, and as financial advisor and trustee for several private foundations. Sawyer was co-chair of the 2007 Timeless Affair benefiting Fernbank Science Center and Honorary Chair of the 2008 Meals to Remember Gala benefiting Senior Citizen Services of Atlanta. In 2009 Sawyer was Honorary Chair of the Swan House Ball benefiting The Atlanta History Center, and he co-chaired the following galas: Veneralia benefiting the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, Beastly Feast benefiting Zoo Atlanta, and the Driskell Prize dinner benefiting African art at the High Museum of Art. In 2010 Sawyer co-chaired the High Museum's Driskell Prize Dinner and the Atlanta Opera Ball and was Patron chair for Jeffrey Fashion Cares and the Cobb Energy Centre Gala. Also in 2010 Sawyer was asked to be a keynote speaker of the American Jewish Committee's National Human Relations Dinner. In 2011 he co-chaired the Atlanta History Center's Swan House Ball, A Meal to Remember benefitting Senior Citizen Services, the Nsoro Foundation's Starfish Ball, the National Black Arts Festival, and he was honorary chair of the High Museum of Art's Driskell Prize Dinner and the honoree of the American Jewish Committee's National Human Relations Award on December 8th, 2011.

Speciality Areas

  • Wealth preservation and protection strategies
  • Personal trust, estate, and private foundation management
  • Executive leadership

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