E. Packer Wilbur


E. Packer Wilbur has been the chief executive officer of Southport Properties Corporation and affiliates for twenty years. Before that, he was a consultant with the firm of McKinsey & Company; was an executive with both American Express Company and Newberger, Loeb & Company; and served in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Wilbur is a present or former director of Embankment Properties Ltd., London; The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, Connecticut; Northfield Mount Hermon School, Northfield, Massachusetts; The Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East, Harvard University; The Pequot Library, Pequot Running Club (founder), and Wakeman Memorial Boys & Girls Club, Southport, Connecticut; The Charter Revision Commission and the Harbor Management Commission, Fairfield, Connecticut; and was an Allied Member of the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Wilbur is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Winthrop Corporation, the parent company of Wright Investors’ Service, Inc., an investment management and financial advisory firm. He is listed in Who’s Who in America and in Who’s Who in the World.


Mr. Wilbur is a graduate of Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and English and of Harvard University with an MBA from the Harvard Business School where he was the President of the Student Body (SA).


  • The Yale Club, New York City
  • The Country Club of Fairfield, Fairfield, CT
  • The Pequot Yacht Club and The Pequot Running Club, Southport, CT
  • The Royal Northern Yacht Club, Scotland
  • The Royal Victorian Aero Club, Melbourne, Australia
  • Dean’s Council and Global Advisors Council, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Member, Dean’s International Council, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago
  • Member, Board of Governors, Alumni Association, University of Chicago
  • Member, Buck Advisory Council, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging(Novato, CA)


Mr. Wilbur is married to Laura M. Wilbur and has three children: Alison M. Thompson, Norfolk, England; Andrew P. Wilbur, London, England; and Gillian E. Stratmann, Melbourne, Australia. He is an experienced sailor and holds Private Pilot (aircraft) licenses in the United States and in Australia.

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