Ben is a partner of Brown Advisory and serves as a senior advisor. He is a former director of Brown Advisory Incorporated, where he served as chair of the investment committee, and 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 & 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, Stanley Black & Decker Inc., and W.P. Carey Inc.  He is currently a member of Flowers Foods (lead director) and chairman emeritus of W.P. Carey Inc.  He is trustee emeritus of the Johns Hopkins University. 


  • Harvard University, MBA
  • Princeton University

Community Involvement

  • Chairman Emeritus – Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Company
  • Board Member – Brown Advisory International Advisory Board
  • Lead Director – Flowers Foods, Inc.
  • Chairman Emeritus – W.P. Carey, Inc.
  • Dean’s Advisory Committee – Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
  • Former Chairman – Alex. Brown & Sons Inc.
  • Former Senior Chairman – Deutsche Bank Securities
  • Former Chairman – Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Endowment Board
  • Former Chairman – United Way of Central Maryland
  • Former Board Member – Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
  • Former Director and Non-Executive Chairman – W.P. Carey, Inc.
  • Former Director – Baltimore Life Companies
  • Trustee Emeritus – Johns Hopkins University
  • Former Trustee – Gilman School
  • Former Trustee –Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • Former Trustee – Walter’s Art Gallery


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