Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, Franklin Resources, Inc.
Greg Johnson is chairman of the board and director of Franklin Resources, Inc., and serves as the executive chairman of the company. Mr. Johnson is also a president of Franklin Templeton Companies, LLC., and serves as a director of a number of the company's subsidiaries, including Fiduciary Trust Company International. He is a trustee, director or officer on a number of Franklin Templeton's fund boards. Mr. Johnson was elected co-CEO of Franklin Resources in 2004 and has served as the company's president and CEO since 2005. He was appointed chairman of the board in 2013. Mr. Johnson joined Franklin in 1986 after working as a senior accountant for Coopers & Lybrand. His past roles within the company include serving as president and chairman of the board for Franklin Templeton Distributors, Inc., president of Franklin Investment Advisory Services, LLC president of Franklin Templeton Trust Company, vice president of Franklin Advisers, Inc., co-portfolio manager of Franklin Income Fund and Franklin Utilities Fund and as an investment analyst. Mr. Johnson earned a B.S. in accounting and business administration in 1983 from Washington and Lee University, and his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate in 1985. He is a board member and past chairman of the Investment Company Institute's Board of Governors. Mr. Johnson is a past vice chairman of the Mutual Fund Forum, a past chairman of the Western district of the Securities Industry Association, and a past president of the San Francisco Bond Club. He is a current board member of Jumpstart and the San Francisco Symphony and chairs its investment committee.