citybiz+ Brown Advisory’s Tom Geddes Named to Dwyer Workforce Development Board

Baltimore-based Dwyer Workforce Development, which focuses on easing healthcare staffing, has named Tom Geddes, a portfolio manager at Brown Advisory, to its board. Geddes is also a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Geddes’ “dedication to community service, exemplified by his role as board chair of MedStar Harbor Hospital and involvement with President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, aligns perfectly with our mission,” the nonprofit said.

Dwyer Workforce Development trains and places healthcare workers, in a bid to alleviate a severe workforce shortage in the industry. It additionally aims to improve healthcare for seniors.

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Born and raised in England, Geddes came to the United States as a Morehead scholar at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He received a BA in history with “highest honors and highest distinction.” Geddes also earned master’s degrees from the University of Cambridge and Johns Hopkins University, as well as a management certificate from Georgetown University’s School of Public Policy.

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A partner and head of Family Office at Brown Advisory, Geddes joined the investing giant in 2020. Previously, he founded and ran Plank Industries, the investment arm of Under Armour founder Kevin Plank. As CEO of Plank Industries, Geddes managed the Plank family’s operating companies, as well as their wealth management, philanthropy, family office, and major acquisitions and transactions.

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“You have to be able to react to unforeseen circumstances, and above all else, relate to other people to get their best work,” Geddes once told the Daily Record in an interview. “The further you go in life, the more your challenges become interpersonal. You have to be surrounded by the right people and you have to have relationships with those people for them to follow you and buy into your mission.”

Geddes initially worked in the nonprofit sector and also served a partner with the Baltimore investment advisory firm Passive Capital Management. He currently serves as board chair of MedStar Harbor Hospital, Partners in Excellence, and the Sutton Scholars program of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Geddes’ two-year term at the Fed Reserve Bank of Richmond runs through 2024.