Gordon B. Fowler Jr.
President, CEO and Chief Investment Officer
Location: Philadelphia, PA
To support a positive work environment, The Glenmede Trust Company has a fun committee, a group of employees who volunteer their time and work to identify activities and events for their colleagues. The fun committee sponsors mini-events that are offered in the middle of the day for an hour or two to break up the workday, such as serving hotdogs and popcorn or watching a Phillies game together. Glenmede also goes to great lengths to assimilate new employees. To facilitate this, the senior management team meets several times throughout the year for breakfast with all new hires. In 2013, Glenmede renovated its headquarters to make them more open and collaborative, tearing down drywall in offices, replacing it with glass, and lowering the height of workstations.
“The most important aspect of building a great company culture is building a strong team that embraces a common philosophy and is passionate and committed to shared goals.”