Board of Directors
Morris W. Offit
Morris W. Offit, Chairman of Offit Capital, a Wealth Management Advisory firm. Previously, he was Founder and CEO of OFFITBANK, a wealth management private bank, which merged into Wachovia Bank/Wells Fargo in 1999.
Mr. Offit began his career in 1960 at Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Company in Baltimore in investment research. He joined Salomon Brothers in 1969 and for ten years was a General Partner, establishing the Stock Research Department with subsequent responsibility for fixed income and equity sales.
Mr. Offit received a BA from Johns Hopkins University (1957) and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1960). He was the recipient of an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Johns Hopkins University in 1996. In 1983, he served as Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Columbia Graduate School of Business, lecturing on the secondary capital markets.
Primary affiliations in the non-profit sector include: Johns Hopkins University (Former Chairman), Jewish Museum (Former Chairman), UJA-Federation of New York (Former Chairman and President), and WNET (Trustee). Mr. Offit recently retired as a Director of the AIG Board (Chairman of Finance and Risk Management Committee).