Charles W. Johnson
Trustee since January 14, 2016
Term: August 1, 2015—July 31, 2019
- Vice Chairman, Corporate Governance Committee
- Member, Investment Committee
Charles W. Johnson is a gubernatorial appointee to the Board.
Mr. Johnson was an Equity Trader for 47 years and worked at a number of renowned and boutique investment firms, including Allen & Company; Kidder, Peabody & Co.; Brean Murray Foster Securities; and Blaylock & Partners. He retired from Greentree Brokerage Services, Inc. in Philadelphia.
With most of these firms, Johnson has been the Managing Director of Equity Sales, Trading and Syndicate activities. For Blaylock and Partners, he was responsible for the development of the company’s equity group, which included trading, sales and syndications for domestic and international stocks. While a Vice President at Kidder Peabody and Co. Inc. in New York, Johnson established the firm’s NASDAQ Block Trading Department. He was a frequent stock market commentator on CNBC.
With a commitment to active involvement and contributions to his community, Johnson has a particular interest in the financial well-being of his church’s affairs. He is a member of the Investment Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland; a past Director of the Episcopal Church Foundation; and a past Trustee of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. He was also a Trustee of the Walters Art Museum. Johnson is a member of the Old Blue Rugby Football Club and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2009.
Johnson received his MBA in Finance from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College of Columbia University. He holds Series 7, 24, 55 and 63 licenses.