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J. Christophe Donahue

Chairman, President and CEO

Chris Donahue serves as Chairman, President and CEO of Federated Hermes, Inc. As President and CEO, he develops the firm's long-term strategies and goals and indirectly oversees the investment management and research, sales and marketing and administrative functions from company headquarters in Pittsburgh. He is also President and Director of most of Federated Hermes’ global, international, and domestic equity mutual funds and international and domestic fixed-income funds.

In his years with Federated Hermes, which was founded in 1955, Chris has held a number of executive positions. Mr. Donahue joined Federated in 1972 as a law clerk and in 1974 served as Associate Corporate Counsel in Federated's Legal Department. He also spent several years selling cash management services to bank trust clients. In the 1980s, he served as head of the bank proprietary marketing effort, the Internal Audit Department and Federated Insurance Operations. From 1990 to 1993, he served as president of Federated Administrative Services. Since 1993, Mr. Donahue served as President and Chief Operating Officer until being named to his current position in April 1998.

He is also Chairman of the Saint Vincent College Board of Directors, the Lumen Institute, The Extra Mile Education Foundation and Church Alive! Foundation for the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He is also a member of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, the World Affairs Council, the Chief Executives Organization and the World Presidents’ Organization.

Chris graduated from Phillips Academy in 1967, Princeton University in 1971 and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1974.