News Release: McDaniel College Honors Leslie M. Alperstein with Trustee Alumni Award

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April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017

Contact: Cheryl Knauer



Les Alperstein of Potomac, Md., is president and CEO of Washington Analysis, LLC

He is a 1963 alumnus of the college with a bachelor’s degree in economics 

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Leslie “Les” M. Alperstein is the recipient of the Trustee Alumni Award from his alma mater, McDaniel College. A 1963 alumnus, he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. He was also a member of the college’s ROTC program and was commissioned as a first lieutenant at graduation. 

The Trustee Alumni Award is the highest alumni honor given at McDaniel in recognition of alumni career and service achievement.

Alperstein is president and CEO of Washington Analysis, LLC, a leading governmental policy investment research group servicing global money managers.

He has served as executive managing director and director of research of HSBC Securities, Inc., and as director of economic and investment research for NatWest Securities, Prudential Securities, Shields Model Roland, Inc. and Legg Mason and Co. He was also an Army captain and a staff economist on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He attended the University of Pittsburgh on a full fellowship, earning a Ph.D. in Economics in 1967.

A political economist widely recognized for his economic, political, and financial market forecasts, Alperstein has appeared on CNN, CNBC and Bloomberg and is frequently quoted in the press. He is a member of the National Association of Business Economists, the National Economists Club, the CFA Society of Washington, The Washington Association of Money Managers and is listed in “Who’s Who in American Finance and Industry.” He has lectured at numerous universities and taught in the CFA Society of Washington CFA program. 

Active in many charitable organizations, Alperstein is currently on the board of directors of Eagle Bancorp and has served on the board of directors of the Jewish National Fund and the American Liver Foundation. He also was a trustee at McDaniel College.

He resides in Potomac, Md., with his wife, Lois. 

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Editor’s Note: Headshot of Les Alperstein is available for download (under 2017 People).

McDaniel College, founded in 1867 and nationally recognized as one of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its personalized, interdisciplinary, global curriculum and student-faculty collaboration develop the unique potential in every student. A diverse, student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students, McDaniel offers access to the resources of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is the only American college with a European campus in Budapest, Hungary.