Eddie C. Brown is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Brown Capital Management in Baltimore, one of the country’s oldest African-American owned investment management firms. He has over 42 years of investment experience having served as a Vice President and portfolio manager for 10 years at T. Rowe Price Associates immediately prior to starting his own firm in 1983.
Eddie was a regular panelist for 25 years on the nationally televised program, Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street, formally Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser. In 1996, Eddie was the sole inductee into the Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, the show ended December 2004.
Eddie serves as a member of the board of directors of Open Society Institute (OSI) – Baltimore.
In 1998, the U.S. Secretary of Labor appointed Eddie to the ERISA Advisory Council for a three-year term, in 1999 the Governor of Maryland appointed him to the Maryland Economic Development Commission and in 2002, the Mayor of Baltimore appointed him to the Board of the East Baltimore Development Corporation. This urban redevelopment project, in conjunction with The Johns Hopkins University, the City of Baltimore, and the State of Maryland, is the largest housing, commercial and life sciences initiative in the State of Maryland.
In 2002, Eddie and his family announced the creation of the Turning the Corner Achievement Program (TCAP), an unprecedented educational initiative for African-American middle school students in Baltimore. Managed jointly by Associated Black Charities and the Baltimore Community Foundation, TCAP will provide Baltimore’s middle school youth with a unique combination of educational and personal support to prepare them for success in high school and beyond.
In 2003, Eddie was selected Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the financial services category for the State of Maryland. In April of 2004, he was inducted into the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame. In 2006, he was awarded by Maryland Life Magazine as the Marylander of Distinction Award, and 2010 selected by the Sellinger School of Business, Loyola University the Business Leader of the Year. In addition, Eddie was recognized as a Distinguished Alum by both Howard University and Kelley School of Business, Indiana University in 2002 and 1994, respectively
Eddie earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Howard University, a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from New York University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Indiana University School of Business. Eddie also has two professional designations: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Investment Counselor (CIC).