2018.4.12 “Mean to Meaningful” Book Signing

Edward Wile “Mean to Meaningful” Memoir Book Signing

Edward B. Wile, a successful investment consultant with UBS Financial Services Inc. in Atlanta, in July self-published “Mean to Meaningful,” a memoir. It recounts a life that started with his upbringing as a poor kid in the small town of Wooster, Ohio, and has continued today as a man who, along with his wife Vickey, has endowed several scholarships at Wofford College, his alma mater. It’s a long way from his childhood…


Born to parents who were very young when married,  Wile grew up in a series of shabby apartments. His father left his mother when Wile was still in diapers and his sister, Diana, was just a newborn. His mother worked long hours as a waitress and often left her children with her mother, one of Wile’s earliest good influences.
So how did a kid with little supervision and a mean streak turn out to be a successful businessman and an attentive husband and father? Wile gives credit to the people who helped him become a star athlete, encouraged him to go to college and saw a good man lurking behind the tough facade.

Edward B. Wile earned a BA from Wofford College an MBA from Georgia State University and a CIMA from Wharton. In 2014, after a thirty-one year career he retired from UBS.
Ed serves on the Board of Trustees at Wofford College where he was a walk on Hall of Fame football player. He is a former Chairman of the Board of the Atlanta Mission and served on the Board of the Northside Youth Organization where he coached.

Ed and his wife Vickey, have been married for forty-three years. They have two children and seven grandchildren.
Vickey (Key) Wile is originally from Monticello, Ga. where her parents, Ernest and Barbara Jeanne Key were long time residents.

Honors and Awards; South Carolina Coaches for Charity Jerry Richardson Community MVP Award, Planadviser’s Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers, PLANSPONSOR Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers, Barron’s Top 1000 Financial Advisors, Wofford College Football Hall of Fame, Southern Conference Distinguished Service Award, Wofford College All-Time Football Team, Outstanding College Athletes of America.

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