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Michael K. Farr

President & CEO, Farr, Miller & Washington LLC

Michael K. Farr is President and CEO of Farr, Miller & Washington, LLC, a Washington, DC-based wealth management firm. He is Chairman of the Investment Committee and is responsible for overseeing the day to day activities of the firm. Prior to founding Farr, Miller & Washington in 1996, he was a Principal with Alex, Brown & Sons.

Mr. Farr has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC's Nightly News, CNN, BloombergTV, Reuters, and Nightly Business Report. He is also heard on Associated Press Radio, CBS Radio and National Public Radio. He has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune,The Financial Times, The Washington Post, Businessweek, USA Today, the Australian Financial Review, and many other publications. He hosts a weekly podcast, FarrCast.

Mr. Farr is a highly sought-after speaker who focuses on topics such as investing,retirement, the current economic situation, the Federal Reserve, and much more.He has presented alongside Federal Reserve Presidents, Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow, financial leaders, and economic forecasters at various speaking engagements around the country.

Mr. Farr is an award-winning author of three books. The first, A Million Is Not Enough,was published by Hachette Book Group USA in 2008. That was followed by The Arrogance Cycle, released in September 2011 by Globe Pequot Press. His third book, Restoring Our American Dream: The Best Investment, was released in March of 2013 by Headline Books Inc. and received a Finalist Award from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Current Events/Social Change category.

Mr. Farr is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, DC, National Association for Business Economics, The World Presidents Organization, International Atlantic Economic Society, and The Washington Association of Money Managers.

Mr. Farr is also founding Chairman of the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation and a Trustee of Sibley Memorial Hospital and of HEROES, Inc. He is a Director of Goal Financial, LLC and the Forum Club of Southwest Florida. He formerly served as Vice Chairman of the Salvation Army, Chairman of the Travelers Aid Society,and a Trustee of Sewanee, the University of the South, Ford's Theatre, Nation's Capital Progress Foundation, the Paul Berry Academic Scholarship Foundation,and Neediest Kids.

Mr. Farr is a graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

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