A.B. “Buzzy” Krongard serves as an outside director on the Global Board of DLA Piper. DLA Piper is one of the world’s largest law firms with over 2,800 lawyers in 49 offices in 18 countries.
A.B. “Buzzy” Krongard serves as an outside director on the Global Board of DLA Piper. DLA Piper is one of the world’s largest law firms with over 2,800 lawyers in 49 offices in 18 countries. In addition, he is the Lead Director of Under Armour Inc. where he chairs the Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Iridium Satellite Communications Inc., Apollo Global Management, and In-Q-Tel. He serves as Interim Chairman of the Johns Hopkins Health System.
Krongard retired from the Central Intelligence Agency on November 30, 2004 where he had been Executive Director since March, 2001. Prior to this appointment, Krongard served as Counselor to the Director of Central Intelligence from February 2, 1998, after a 29-year career in investment banking. Krongard’s CIA awards include the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Director’s Medal, the Directorate of Operations Donovan Award and the Warren medallion. Krongard had previously worked in various capacities at Alex. Brown Incorporated, the nation’s oldest investment banking firm. In 1991, he was elected as Chief Executive Officer and assumed the additional duties of Chairman of the Board in 1994. Upon the merger of Alex. Brown with Bankers Trust Corporation in September 1997, Krongard became Vice Chairman of the Board of Bankers Trust and served in such capacity until joining the CIA.
Krongard was involved in many industry and community activities. He served as Chairman of the Securities Industry Association in 1996 and was named the Outstanding Executive in the financial services industry in 1995 and 1996 by Financial World. In 1997, he received the Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement.
Krongard received an A.B. Degree with honors from Princeton University in 1958 and a Juris Doctor Degree with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1975.
He served three years of active duty as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps and ended his career as a captain. His hobbies include scuba diving and martial arts, in which he holds a black belt and equivalent rankings in several disciplines. He was elected to the Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1981. Krongard is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and resides in Lutherville, Maryland. He is married to the former Cheryl G. Gordon and has three sons and seven grandchildren. His club memberships include The Ivy Club (Princeton, N.J.), The Links (New York, NY), The Metropolitan Club (Washington, D.C.), The Baltimore Country Club (Baltimore, MD), The Green Spring Hounds (Baltimore, MD) , The Woodmont Rod and Gun Club (Hancock, MD) and the Rolling Rock Club (Ligonier, PA).