2018 Recipients

DAA recipients

Martin “Marty” L. Flanagan ’82

Marty Flanagan leads Invesco Ltd., one of the world’s leading investment management companies, entrusted with managing $1.2 trillion in assets for a broad range of clients. He has served as president and CEO of the company since 2005, and also serves as a member of the board of directors as well as vice chair and trustee of Invesco Funds.

 Martin L. Flanagan ’82

A certified public accountant, Flanagan is also a CFA charterholder and serves on the board of governors of the Investment Company Institute. Prior to joining Invesco, Flanagan held leadership positions at Franklin Resources, Inc., and Templeton, Galbraith & Hansberger, Ltd.

Flanagan earned a B.B.A. from the Cox School of Business and a B.A. in Ibero‐American Civilization from Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. He was honored with a Cox Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005 and a Cox Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 1999. His engagement with SMU includes service on the Cox Executive Board. During The Second Century Campaign, he served on the Cox Campaign Steering Committee and the Atlanta Campaign Steering Committee. He and his wife, Jennifer, also have been active in the Parent Leadership Council, 2008–12.

The Flanagans’ wide-ranging support of SMU includes a gift to establish the Jennifer and Marty Flanagan Endowed Master of Arts/Master of Business Administration (MA/MBA) Scholarship, the new Indoor Performance Center, the Mustang Excellence Fund for SMU Football and the Albert W. Niemi Endowed Center for Economic Growth and Leadership Development Fund.

Their efforts on behalf of the University extend to their home city of Atlanta, where the Flanagans hosted their 10th holiday party for the SMU Atlanta chapter in December.

In his community, Flanagan serves on the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce board and executive committee and is chair of Engage Ventures, an independent venture fund and platform established to strengthen collaboration between leading corporations and top entrepreneurs. He also serves on the boards of the Atlanta Committee for Progress, Commerce Club and Woodruff Arts Center.