Morris W. Offit, is Chairman of Offit Capital, a wealth management advisory firm in New York. Prior to that time he was founder and CEO of OFFITBANK, a wealth management private bank, which merged into Wachovia Bank in 1999.
Mr. Offit began his career in investment research in 1960 at Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Company in Baltimore. He joined Salomon Brothers in 1969 and for 10 years was a general partner, establishing the Stock Research Department with subsequent responsibility for fixed income and equity sales.
Mr. Offit received a bachelor of arts from Johns Hopkins University in 1957 and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. He was the recipient of an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters from Johns Hopkins University in 1996. In 1983, he served as an adjunct professor of finance at the Columbia Graduate School of Business, lecturing on the secondary capital markets.
Primary affiliations in the non-profit sector include serving as President and Chairman of UJA-Federation of New York (2001−2007), Chairman of the Board of Johns Hopkins University (1990−1996), Trustee Emeritus of Johns Hopkins Medicine and Chairman of the Board of the Jewish Museum (1987−1990). Other current trusteeships are WNET (Public Broadcasting) and The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. Mr. Offit served as a Director of the AIG Board (Chairman of Finance and Risk Management Committee) from 2007-2014.