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Southern Vermont College’s Board of Trustees Announces Appointment of New Members

The Board of Trustees at Southern Vermont College appointed Vice President Mark R. Manley ’P15 of AllianceBernstein, N.Y., and SVC alumnus Vice President Toby Potterton ’99 of Atlas Private Wealth Management, North Adams, Mass., as new Board members at its recent meeting in May.

“I am excited to work with both Toby and Mark as they join the SVC board,” said SVC President Dr. David Evans. “They bring a wealth of strategic insight and financial acumen to our board, and have already participated helpfully and wisely in our discussions. Their enthusiasm for SVC’s mission and our students is palpable. I am glad to add Toby’s voice as an alumnus of the College to that of Board Chair Ira Wagner ’83, as our alumni have a special connection and insight into the College’s history. Moreover, in an operation where compliance is critically important, Mark’s expertise will be exceptionally helpful as we move the College forward.”

Mark Manley_edited-2Manley, who is Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at AllianceBernstein, joined the company in 1984. AllianceBernstein is a global asset management firm providing investment management and research services worldwide to institutional, high-net-worth and retail investors. Manley is the Chairman of AllianceBernstein’s Internal Compliance Controls Committee and a member of the firm’s Code of Ethics Oversight Committee. Manley is also a member of management-level committees, including Risk Oversight Committees, Commission Allocation Committees and Proxy Voting Committees.

Manley received his Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School in 1989, was admitted to the Bar in the State of New York in 1990 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s University in 1984.

Toby Potterton_edited-1Potterton, a Director of Wealth Management at Atlas Private Wealth Management in North Adams, Mass., works with the Wealth Management Advisory Team to ensure that all clients are experiencing the benefit of their fiduciary relationship with Atlas. He is involved in new business development, marketing and strategic planning. Atlas Private Wealth Management is a fee-based investment advisory firm that provides services for individuals, families, businesses and nonprofit organizations. Prior to his position at Atlas Private Wealth Management, Potterton worked extensively in real estate development with a focus on rural residential and vacation properties across the United States.

Potterton received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Southern Vermont College in 1999. He has been a member of Rotary International and is currently serving as the local chapter’s president.

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