James A. C. Kennedy, MBA '78
Chief Executive Officer and President
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Jim Kennedy is CEO and president of T. Rowe Price Group Inc. and a member of its board of directors. He chairs the firm’s management committee as well as the management compensation committee. He served as director of equities from 1997 to 2006, as director of equity research of T. Rowe Price Associates Inc. from 1987 to 1999, and as an investment analyst from 1978 to 1987.
T. Rowe Price is a global investment management organization that manages $576.8 billion of client money across a broad array of mutual funds, subadvisory services, and separate account management for individual and institutional investors, retirement plans, and financial intermediaries.
Prior to joining the firm in 1978, he was employed by General Electric and participated in its financial management training program.
Mr. Kennedy earned an AB from Princeton University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst accreditation.
Mr. Kennedy is actively involved in Teach For America and is a member of the executive committee of the Downtown Partnership in Baltimore, Maryland. He is director emeritus of St. Paul’s School for Girls and served the Maryland Province of the Jesuits.
Mr. Kennedy received the business school’s 2012 Excellence in Leadership Award.