At the same time — and as I noted in March — Buffett regularly heaps praise on managers including both Ted Weschler and Todd Combs, who, despite having worked at Berkshire for less than three years, currently manage around $10 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A)’s equity portfolio as of this writing and are set to ultimately take over the entire portfolio.
Then there’s Berkshire’s insurance head, Ajit Jain, to whom Buffett suggested investors should “bow deeply” in respect if they were to meet him at this year’s shareholder meeting. That’s not to mention Tad Montross, whom Buffett largely credits for General Re’s consistent, profitable growth since Berkshire acquired it in 1998.
Of course, Britt’s certainly also not the only woman at Berkshire to excel at an executive post: Five of the aforementioned subsidiary CEOs include Cathy Baron Tamraz of Business Wire, Marla Gottschalk of The Pampered Chef, Susan Jacques of Borsheims Jewelry, Beryl Raff from Helzberg Diamonds, and Mary Rhinehart, whom Buffett himself picked as the CEO of Johns Manville last November.
In the end, if there’s one thing we can be sure of, it’s that Buffett has no qualms continually increasing Tracy Britt’s role at Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) as he grooms the company to survive and thrive long after he’s gone. As a result, just know we’ll probably be seeing her name more often amid the ever-growing list of fresh new Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) executives.
The article Prepping for the Post-Buffett Era: Meet One of Berkshire’s Most Influential Women originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Steve Symington.
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