Morris W. Offit
Morris W. Offit, seventy-five, is Chairman of Offit Capital, a wealth management advisory firm in New York. Prior to that time he was founder and CEO of OFFITBANK, a wealth management private bank, which merged into Wachovia Bank 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 serving as President and Chairman of UJA-Federation of New York (2001-2007), Chairman of the Board of Johns Hopkins University (1990-1996) and Chairman of the Board of the Jewish Museum (1987-1990). In April 2005, Mr. Offit was elected a Director of American International Group, Inc. (“AIG”) where he serves as Chairman of the Finance and Risk Management Committee.