Benjamin Griswold, IV
Ben is a partner of Brown Advisory and serves as a senior advisor. He is a director of Brown Advisory Incorporated, where he serves as chair of the investment committee, and is the chair of Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Company. Ben received his BA from Princeton University and served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army before receiving his MBA from Harvard. He joined Alex. Brown & Sons and became a partner of the firm in 1972, was elected director and vice chair of the board in 1984, and became chair of the board in 1987. Ben was a former director of the New York Stock Exchange and Stanley Black & Decker Inc. He is currently nonexecutive chair of W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC) and is the lead director of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO). He is trustee emeritus of the Johns Hopkins University.