Wall Street 50 - 2012

Fetting Mark

Mark R. Fetting/Legg Mason & Co., Inc.

Mark R. Fetting is chairman and CEO of Legg Mason & Co., Inc., a global asset management firm. He also serves on the board of governors of the Investment Company Institute (the national association of investment companies) and was a presidential appointee to the White House Summit on Retirement Security.

Born in Baltimore to John and Mary Fetting, Mark holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of Business and an MBA from Harvard University. He serves on the boards of Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School and of Mercy Hospital. He is a member of the Hibernian Society of Baltimore.

Mark and his wife, Georgia Smith, have three children. For ten years, the couple ran Camp Brightside, an outdoor program for urban at-risk children. Mark is a fourth-generation Irish American with roots in Cork and Roscommon. Of his heritage, he says, “I am driven by my Irish roots. My ancestors, who came here during the Famine, lived lives centered on faith, family, and profession. I carry their heritage with pride.”