Joe Sullivan is chairman and CEO of Legg Mason, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed global asset management firm, a position he has held since 2012. With over 30 years of industry experience, he also serves as a current trustee and former chair of the Securities Industry Institute and is a former member of the New York Stock Exchange Hearing Board. Prior to joining Legg Mason in 2008 as head of global distribution and chief administrative officer, Sullivan served on the board of directors of Stifel Financial and as executive vice president and head of Fixed Income Capital Markets for Stifel Nicolaus.
Joe holds a B.A. in economics from St. John’s University in Minnesota, and is a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is active in public service and committed to improving education by serving or having served as a member of the board of trustees for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Financial Services Advisory Board, Catholic Charities, St. Ignatius Loyola Academy, chair of the board of trustees of Loyola Blakefield School, and president of the Baltimore Youth Hockey Association. His ancestors, Eugene T. Sullivan and Bridget Downing, were born in 1845 in County Cork.