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Eric S. Engler Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Ascension Health

Eric Engler is the Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Ascension Health, the largest Catholic and largest nonprofit healthcare provider in the United States. In this role, Eric has executive oversight and thought leadership responsibility for the ongoing development, implementation and management of Ascension Health’s Strategic Direction towards realizing the organization’s Vision by 2020.

Eric’s areas of responsibility include leading the strategic aspects of the System’s Integrated Strategic, Operational and Financial Planning and Capital Allocation processes and collaborating with Health Ministry leadership teams and Boards to develop strategic plans and explore transactions designed to ensure a sustainable, vital presence in the communities served. Eric also leads System-level efforts to identify opportunities, develop business models and establish partnerships to enhance and optimize the value of Ascension Health’s presence along the continuum of care. In addition, Eric provides ongoing management support to the Strategic Planning Committee of the Ascension Health Board of Trustees.

Prior to joining Ascension Health, Eric served as the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Reuters, plc and Bridge Information Systems, Inc., both providers of financial market data services. Prior to that tenure, Eric served as a Transaction Services Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, leading merger and acquisition transactions for large public companies and private equity funds. Eric 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.

Eric is a C.P.A. and holds a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Eric resides in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife, Courtney, and his two sons, Davis and Graham.

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