John Taft is Baird's vice chairman and the former CEO of RBC US Wealth Management US. He is a 35-year veteran of and thought leader in the financial industry who has authored two books, Stewardship and A Force for Good, about how finance can better contribute to positive social goals. He served as Chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. John speaks and appears regularly in the media on responsible finance. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yale University and has a masters degree from the Yale School of Organization and Management. John currently lives in Minneapolis, MN.