James S. Riepe, W'65, WG'67, HON'10

2017 Joseph Wharton Award for Lifetime Achievement

James S. Riepe, W'65, WG'67, HON'10
Advisor and Retired Vice Chairman, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. 

Jim Riepe is a Senior Advisor and Retired Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. Mr. Riepe retired from active management at T. Rowe Price in 2006 after nearly 25 years of service.  He served on the firm’s management committee, was responsible for overseeing the firm's global mutual fund and institutional investment activities, and was Chairman of the T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds.

Mr. Riepe worked in the investment management business for more than 35 years and played a leadership role in mutual fund industry affairs.  He was twice elected Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Investment Company Institute, the industry’s national trade association, and was a member of its Executive Committee for over 20 years. He also was a member of the Board of Governors of the [National Association of Securities Dealers] NASD (now FINRA) and chaired its Investment Companies Committee.

Mr. Riepe currently serves as the non-executive Chairman of the board of Genworth Financial, and as a director of LPL Financial Holdings, UTI Asset Management Company Ltd (India), and Baltimore Equitable Society. He previously served on the board of The NASDAQ OMX Group.

Mr. Riepe received a B.S., M.B.A., and Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he served as Chairman of the University and Penn Medicine Boards of Trustees.  He is a board member of the T. Rowe Price Program For Charitable Giving (chairman), Baltimore Museum of Art (served as president), Boys and Girls Clubs of Martin County, and U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation.