BNY Mellon Wealth Management has named Christopher Hohlstein president of the firm’s Georgia region, filling a position that has been open for more than a year. Hohlstein is based in the firm’s growing office in Atlanta and reports to Craig Sutherland, president of the Southeast U.S. region, BNY Mellon announced Wednesday.

In his new role, Hohlstein will oversee the Atlanta team and play a leading role in providing service to existing clients and attracting new ones, the firm said in an e-mail.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Hohlstein served for six years as director of Synovus Family Asset Management, where he managed $4 billion in assets for more than 50 families. Prior to that, he was director of TB&C Family Office, which was the founding family for Synovus Family Asset Management. In both roles he was responsible for providing family office services to ultra-high-net-worth families primarily in Georgia and the greater Southeast, according to BNY Mellon.

“Chris brings a strong record of achievement and expertise that will further support our high-value service to clients and our future growth,” Dana Halberg, chairman of the firm’s Georgia regional market, said in a statement.

Since BNY Mellon entered the Atlanta market less than 10 years ago, its assets under management have increased four-fold, according to Halberg. “This is a testament to the value we bring to our clients’ financial affairs, and is also manifested by our more than 90 percent client satisfaction and retention rates,” she said in a statement.

BNY Mellon Wealth Management has nearly $178 billion in private client assets and an international network of offices.

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