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 graduated from Princeton University and served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army before receiving his MBA from Harvard. He joined Alex. Brown 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, Stanley Black & Decker Inc. and nonexecutive chair of W.P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC). He is currently the lead director of Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) and is trustee emeritus of the Johns Hopkins University.


  • Harvard University, MBA
  • Princeton University

Community Involvement

  • Chairman, Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Company
  • Board Member, Brown Advisory International Advisory Board
  • Lead Director, Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO)
  • Trustee Emeritus, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Trustee Gilman School
  • Dean’s Advisory Committee, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School 


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