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Brown Advisory executive to give Wells Fargo Lecture


Michael Aldrich Michael Aldrich

BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 28, 2013 – Michael H. Aldrich, Pamplin College of Business alumnus and head of client service of Brown Advisory in Baltimore, Md., will give the Wells Fargo Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by the Pamplin College, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 3:30 p.m. at the Holtzman Alumni Center’s Alumni Assembly Hall.

Aldrich’s talk is titled “Goals without plans.”

Aldrich oversees and manages the service professionals at the independently-owned investment firm, which manages more than $32 billion in family and institutional assets. He works closely with executive management on all client servicing and support issues, including the firm’s technology platform.

Aldrich was formerly vice president and national director of private client services at Bernstein Global Wealth Management, where he worked for nine years in various positions.

He grew up in a military family and has lived in more than a dozen locations around the world. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance in 2002 from Virginia Tech and an executive master’s degree in leadership from Georgetown University.  

Aldrich is a member of the advisory board in Pamplin’s finance department and is an officer in several Hokie alumni groups. He also serves on the board of trustees of the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

The event is free and open to the public, no tickets needed. Free parking is available at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. Find more parking information online or call 540-231-3200.

Virginia Tech’s nationally ranked Pamplin College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting and information systems, business information technology, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, management, and marketing. Pamplin emphasizes technology and analysis that improve business, entrepreneurship that leads to innovation and innovative companies, international opportunities for learning and research, and an inclusive, collaborative community. It is named in honor of two alumni: the late Robert B. Pamplin, retired chairman of Georgia-Pacific, and businessman, author, and philanthropist Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

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