Dune Thorne

Speaker Profile


Dune Thorne

Partner, Brown Advisory

Dune Thorne is a Partner at Brown Advisory where she heads the Boston office, serves on the Executive and Operating Committees for the firm and leads some of the firm’s largest and most complex investment advisory and consulting relationships. Brown Advisory manages over $55B for institutions and families from eight offices globally, focusing on being a thoughtful investment partner by leading asset allocation, investment research and manager search and selection.

Ms. Thorne chairs the Investment Committee for the deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum as well as serves on the Board and Executive Committee. She is a Trustee and member of the Investment Committee for Milton Academy and serves on the Investment Committee for the Lincoln Nursery School. She is the founder and Chair of the Board of Invest in Girls and a member of the Next Gen Venture Partners, Golden Seeds LP Advisory Committee, Women Moving Millions, Plum Alley and Tiger 21.

Ms. Thorne has published articles in Financial Planning and and has been quoted in the Financial Times, American Banker, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Family Wealth Report, Investment News, Bloomberg, Private Asset Management and in the book “Women and Philanthropy.” She has also given a TEDx talk on Gender and Inclusion. She was honored as one of the 2013 World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, one of the Top 50 Women in Wealth by AdvisorOne and was a recipient of Boston Business Journal's Emerging Leader Award in 2011.  

Ms. Thorne earned her BA at Dartmouth and her MBA from Harvard Business School where she completed independent studies on women and investing. She is a CERTIFIED WEALTH STRATEGIST® (CWS®) professional and a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). She is also a graduate of the Boston Center for Community & Justice Lead Boston Program and the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Ms. Thorne lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts with her husband and three children. Her personal passions are traveling, running, cooking and skiing with her family.