J. Cooper Abbott, CFA, CAIA, CFE

Chairman and President

Cooper Abbott

Cooper Abbott, CFA, serves as chairman and president of Carillon Tower Advisers. Prior to assuming his current role, he led Eagle Asset Management as head of investments and chief operating officer. He previously directed Eagle’s institutional sales and new business development efforts. Cooper joined Eagle in 2003 and has more than 20 years of investment-industry experience. Before joining the firm, he worked as an assistant to the chairman of the board of directors of Raymond James Financial (NYSE: RJF).

Previous experiences include private equity, project finance and complex environmental-design projects. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and earned a B.A. with highest honors from Brown University in 1991. He earned his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania) in 2001. Cooper is a Fulbright Fellowship recipient and a CFA charterholder.