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Harris Tapped to Lead Executive Leadership Council

James Wright | 3/8/2014, 9:24 a.m.
Carla Harris (Courtesy of cnr.edu)

Carla Harris, vice chairman of the Wealth Management and senior client adviser at Morgan Stanley, has become chair of the Executive Leadership Council, an organization comprised of current and former black CEOs, senior executives and board members of Fortune 500 and similarly sized corporations.

"After serving as treasurer and vice chair over the past five years, I have a very clear focus on helping the organization and its members expand their influence internationally and increasing representation by minorities and women in corporate suites and corporate boards," Harris said. "There have never been so many qualified and capable women and people of color worldwide who are ready to take up the mantle of leadership and guide major enterprises on a successful path toward profitability and social responsibility."

Harris succeeds Bernard J. Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, who led the organization from 2011 to 2013.