Since 1998, Mr. Hankin has served as Chief Executive Officer of Brown Advisory Incorporated, an independent investment firm that provides investment solutions to individuals, families, nonprofits, and institutions globally. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Hankin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Alex. Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Company, a subsidiary of Alex. Brown Incorporated, where he helped create the business that became Brown Advisory. Prior to that, Mr. Hankin was a partner at Piper & Marbury (now DLA Piper) where he specialized in business and tax law. Mr. Hankin is a director of Brown Advisory Incorporated and its affiliated companies, including Brown Advisory Funds.
During Mr. Hankin’s tenure as Chief Executive Officer of Brown Advisory Incorporated, the firm has grown from a company with approximately $1.5 billion in client assets to a company with over $130 billion in client assets. The firm is committed to delivering first-class investment performance, thoughtful strategic advice, and the highest level of service to and for each client. Using a team-based approach, Brown Advisory relies on a bottom-up, fundamental, and sustainable research process to build portfolios and solutions across all asset classes to help clients meet their long-term financial objectives.
Mr. Hankin is also passionate about the responsibility of business leaders to be visible and constructive in their communities. He gave a TEDx talk in 2017 titled, “Speak Up. Where It Counts. Loudly.” In it, he shares his journey to finding his voice as a business leader and his hope that others will join him in catalyzing positive change by speaking up. Mr. Hankin’s community commitment extends to his roles as Chairman of the Baltimore Healthy Harbor Project, Trustee of Johns Hopkins University, Trustee and Vice Chair of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and member of the Principal Professional Staff and former Chair of the Board of Managers of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. He is also a member of the boards of directors of Business Executives for National Security, The Center for Large Landscape Conservation, and Nature Sacred.
Mr. Hankin also serves on the board of directors of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK) and on the boards of directors of three private companies, Tate Engineering Services, Inc., The Wills Group, Inc., and 1251 Capital Group, Inc. In 2021, Mr. Hankin assumed the role of Co-Chair of UpSurge, an effort to propel Baltimore into the top tier of innovative cities by building an engine to launch, support, scale, and celebrate high-impact startups with an “Equitech” lens.