Adelaide MacMurray-Cooper*

Strategic Consultant, The Hamilton Group

Adelaide MacMurray-Cooper (formerly known as Adelaide Aitken), a longtime partner of the organization has redirected her daily pursuits to interests outside of The Hamilton Group. Since her official retirement in August 2007, Adelaide has remained as a strategic consultant, and has ongoing concern for the business and its clients.

Adelaide grew up in Virginia, attended Westover School and graduated from Wellesly College (Phi Beta Kappa) in 1967. The following year she received an M.A. with Distinction from the London School of Economics. She also studied at Stanford University on a fellowship from the American Historical Association.

Her career has included summer positions in the U.S. Senate, political journalism with Congressional Quarterly and National Journal, a year on the staff of the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle in England, and fifteen years as a teacher and administrator in secondary schools (Concord Academy, Milton Academy, and Brooks School).

Adelaide began her financial planning career with Metropolitan Life, and joined Gersten Financial Services in 1987. Her particular interests include educational and retirement planning, charitable giving, and the special financial concerns of women.  She is one of the co-authors of “Money Order: The Money Management Guide for Women,” published by Simon and Schuster in April, 2001. Prior to retirement she was a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant and an investment Advisor Representative of Lincoln Financial Securities Corporation.

Her volunteer work has included fundraising for several schools, the Vestry of Christ Church (Cambridge), service on the boards of Lawrence YWCA, Westover School (Middlebury, CT), Revels, Inc., and the Board of Visitors of the New England Conservatory.  She lives in Cambridge with her new husband, David Cooper, and much enjoys seeing her two married sons: Alex lives in Denver with his wife Naomi and sons, Max and Gavin, and James lives in Pawling, NY, with his wife Sara and son, Gabriel.


 * Adelaide MacMurray-Cooper is not affiliated with Raymond James.