Harold Zirkin

Harold Zirkin, CFA®


Harold Zirkin is a Managing Director of United Capital of Bethesda and Chairman of the Investment Committee for the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System, a $35 billion pool of assets. Harold graduated from Syracuse University in 1965 with a B.S. degree and received an M.B.A. degree from American University in 1968. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1971. Harold has been involved with and served on the boards of numerous local charitable organizations including Children's Hearing and Speech, Washington Hebrew Congregation, Jewish Historical Society, and Sister to Sister. In addition, he has served on the boards of the Syracuse University Business School and the University of Virginia School of Education. In his role as a Trustee of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System, Harold works closely with some of the best consultants and most sophisticated fund managers in the country. He also holds the position as Trustee for several charitable foundations and is now a member of the board of the Children's National Medical Center. Harold is a third generation Washingtonian and is currently a member of Washington Hebrew Congregation and the Metropolitan Club of Washington. He and his wife, Nancy, reside in Chevy Chase, MD. They have four grown children and nine grandchildren.