Butler '71

Frederic (Ted) B. Lowrie, Jr.


About Ted

Ted spent his entire career in the financial services industry in Boston, the last eighteen years with Fidelity Investments. As Senior Vice President he had a variety of assignments in Retail Marketing, Advertising, Operations and National Customer Service. He was Executive Vice President of high-end retail brokerage customers and President of the in-house advertising agency. Ted was active in several industry organizations during his career including the Investment Company Institute, National Investment Company Services Association and the Mutual Fund Education Alliance.

For nearly forty years Ted has served the non-profit sector in a number of organizations including: Family Services of Merrimack Valley, where he was on the Executive Board, and the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity, where he was Board President for three years. He was a long-time trustee of The Pike School in Andover, Massachusetts, was on the Board of Governors of the Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and the Board of Visitors of the College of Business at Butler University. Ted is the Past President of the Board of Trustees of the Sturgis Library on Cape Cod where he continues to serve as a Trustee.

In the past, Ted has served the Fraternity as a Province President for thirteen years, the Survey Commission for six years and the Joint Investment Committee. He became a Trustee of the Foundation in 2008. Ted received the Legion of Merit at the 2016 Biennial Convention.

Ted is a third generation Phi, following his grandfather from Michigan Alpha (Michigan) and his father from New York Alpha (Cornell). He is married to Kathleen McShane and they have five adult children and six grandchildren.