Mr. Mason founded Mason and Company in 1962 and has spent his career building the Legg Mason financial services organization. In 1970, Mason and Company merged with Legg and Company, founded in Baltimore in 1899, to form Legg Mason & Company, Inc. Mr. Mason served as Chairman of the Securities Industry Association (SIA) in 1986 and as a Board member from 1983-88. He currently is serving on the Board of Governors of the NASD. Mr. Mason is currently on the Executive Committee of the 2012 Baltimore/Washington Olympics and also on the Board of The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. Mr. Mason graduated from the College of William and Mary with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.