Johnson Joins, Feldt and Stratton Retire

MILWAUKEE, April 29, 2024 – Employee-owned Baird announced that Baird Funds, Inc. shareholders elected incumbent independent directors, Marlyn J. Spear (chair), Darren R. Jackson, David J. Lubar, and Cory L. Nettles and new independent director, Leonard R. (Randy) Johnson, to the Baird Funds’ Board of Directors. In addition, independent directors, John W. Feldt and Fred P. Stratton, Jr. will retire from the Board on April 30, 2024, as part of a planned succession after over 23 and 20 years of service, respectively.

Randy Johnson is currently Senior Vice President, Investments at Texas Mutual Insurance Company (“TMIC”). In his role at TMIC, Mr. Johnson chairs the TMIC Investment Committee and is a member of TMIC’s Executive Council. Mr. Johnson has over 40 years of senior-level investment, financial, accounting and management experience.

“Randy brings a wealth of investment industry knowledge and experience. Together, with our continuing directors, the composition of the Board provides a diverse set of skills, experiences and perspectives which benefit our shareholders,” said Baird Advisors Co-Chief Investment Officer and Baird Funds President, Mary Ellen Stanek, CFA. “We’ve long respected Randy for his experience, insights and character and believe he is a tremendous addition to the Board.”

“We also extend a heartfelt thank you to our retiring directors John Feldt and Fred Stratton who have served on the Board for over 20 years. We are grateful for their dedication, wisdom and significant contributions to the Board in service to Baird Funds’ investors.”

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