Michael K. Farr is CEO and founder of Farr, Miller & Washington LLC. He is the chairman of the Investment Committee and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the firm. Prior to starting Farr, Miller & Washington, he was a principal with Alex, Brown & Sons.
Mr. Farr is a paid contributor for CNBC television and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC’s Nightly News, CNN, BloombergTV, Reuters and the Nightly Business Report. Mr. Farr is heard on Associated Press Radio, CBS Radio and National Public Radio. And he has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, The Washington Post, Businessweek, USA Today and many other publications. His market blogs can be found on CNBC.com, HuffingtonPost.com and Politico.com. He is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., National Association for Business Economics, The World Presidents’ Organization, International Atlantic Economic Society, and The Washington Association of Money Managers. He is the author of A Million Is Not Enough, published by Hachette Book Group USA in 2008, and 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 founding chairman of the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation and a trustee of Sibley Memorial Hospital and of Sewanee, The University of the South. He is a director of Goal Financial, LLC and HEROES, Inc. He formerly served as vice chairman of the Salvation Army, chairman of the Travelers Aid Society, and a trustee of Ford’s Theatre; Nation’s Capital Progress Foundation; the Paul Berry Academic Scholarship Foundation; and Neediest Kids.