Joe A. Carrier

Mr. Carrier is a Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management for Franklin Templeton Investments. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, he was the Chief Risk Officer and Chief Audit Executive for Legg Mason, Inc. and served on the boards of directors of Martin Currie Investment Management Ltd (United Kingdom) and Legg Mason Investments Ireland Limited (Ireland). He joined Legg Mason after serving as Vice President and Division Head of Investment Operations at T. Rowe Price and Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer of the T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds. He was Industry Chair for Coopers & Lybrand’s Investment Management practice in the United States prior to his role at T. Rowe Price. He separated from Coopers & Lybrand during 1991-1993 to serve as the Assistant Chief Accountant in the Division of Investment Management of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mr. Carrier is a member of the board of directors of the ICI Mutual Insurance Company; the immediate past chair of the Investment Company Institute’s Chief Risk Officer Committee; a former member of the Investment Companies Expert Panel of the AICPA; and past chair of the Accounting-Treasurer’s Committee of the Investment Company Institute. He was also a member of the AICPA’s Investment Companies Committee from 1994-1997 and a contributing author to the Audit and Accounting Guide for Investment Companies.

Mr. Carrier currently serves on the board of GB Charities Inc., the Board of Visitors of the Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University, and the Board of Advisors for Loyola University’s Management and International Business program. He is a graduate of Loyola University in Baltimore and a Certified Public Accountant.