Helene Grady
Secretary of Budget and Management


Ex Officio member of the Board since January 18, 2023

  • Member, Administrative Committee
  • Member, Corporate Governance and Securities Litigation Committee
  • Member, Investment Committee

As Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management, Helene Grady holds an ex officio seat on the Board of Trustees.

Prior to her appointment, Secretary Grady served since August 2020 as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of The Johns Hopkins University, managing the university’s financial functions and overseeing the management of the investment program for JHU’s endowment and other assets. She previously served for nearly eight years as vice president for planning and budget, charged with leading the university’s Budget Office, with financial planning, and with performing the analysis needed for decisions on allocation of capital and operating funds. She joined Johns Hopkins in March 2010, serving first as associate dean for finance and administration in the School of Nursing.

Among her previous positions, Secretary Grady served as Deputy Director of Finance for the City of Baltimore for nearly five years and as Philadelphia’s Assistant and then Deputy Budget Director for almost four years. She has been a commissioner of the Maryland Health Care Commission and a Board member of the College Savings Plans of Maryland.

Secretary Grady graduated maxima cum laude from La Salle University in 1993 and earned a Master’s in Public Policy degree in 1996 from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.