Adrienne M. Penta, JD

Senior Vice President
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

Executive Director
BBH Center for Women & Wealth
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

Adrienne Penta is a Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the Brown Brothers Harriman Center for Women & Wealth (CW&W). Ms. Penta led the creation of the CW&W, which supports women as they create and manage wealth, and seeks to create a dynamic and inclusive environment where women can engage in conversations about wealth, family and values. Ms. Penta provides women with the investment, planning and philanthropic resources they need to navigate transitions, help the next generation thrive and plan for the succession of privately-owned businesses. 

Ms. Penta serves on several boards, including New America's Better Life Lab Advisory Council, Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Lilly School of Philanthropy Advisory Board, the Massachusetts Women’s Forum Board of Directors, the Winsor School Board of Trustees, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy Board of Directors, the Boston Foundation Professional Advisors Committee (chair), and the Boys and Girls Club of Boston (BGCB) Board of Trustees. Ms. Penta speaks and writes on a variety of issues related to women and wealth, wealth planning and family communication about wealth and values. 

Prior to joining BBH in 2008, Ms. Penta practiced at the law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP in Boston. Ms. Penta received her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was the Executive Editor of the Virginia Tax Review, and her BA from Johns Hopkins University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.