Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management has picked Legg Mason Chairman and CEO Joe Sullivan as its Business Leader of the Year for 2015, the university announced Tuesday.
“Joe Sullivan continues to grow Legg Mason’s reputation as one of the world’s most revered brands in asset management,” the Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president of Loyola, said in a news release. “A critical component of the company’s success is the tireless dedication to Legg Mason clients, employees, and the Baltimore community that he has helped to inspire.”
The university will honor Sullivan at its annual Business Leader of the Year dinner at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel on Nov. 19.
Sullivan became interim CEO in 2012 after serving as head of global distribution and chief administrative officer. A 30-year veteran of the industry, he has also held executive roles at Legg Mason Wood Walker, Dain Bosworth and Piper Jaffray, and served on the board of directors of Stifel Financial.
Sullivan has also served on the boards of trustees for Catholic Charities and St. Ignatius Loyola Academy and was president of the Baltimore Youth Hockey Association.
Linnane said Legg Mason’s “strong commitment to integrity” was a model for the Sellinger School’s students and showed a dedication to public service that the Jesuit institution admired.