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Joseph R. Hardiman

Nasdaq Chief Executive 1987 – 1997

Joseph R. Hardiman is currently a private investor and director of several for-profit and non-profit enterprises, including Brown Advisory Mutual Funds, Florida Coalition for Coastal Preservation, and the Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound Center. He has also served on the Boards of a number of public companies and mutual fund organizations, including Franklin Resources, Inc, Corvis Inc., Broadwing, Inc, the Scudder Funds, the ISI Funds and the Alex. Brown Funds.

Previously, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., from September 1987 through January 1997. Trained as a lawyer with BA and LLB degrees from the University of Maryland, Hardiman engaged in the practice of general corporate and securities law in Baltimore from 1963 until 1968 when he joined the securities firm of Robert Garrett & Sons, Inc. with whom he was associated as an Executive Vice President and a Director until he joined Alex. Brown & Sons in 1975.