Wharton's Erika James elected to Morgan Stanley's Board of Directors

11/11/2021

The Dean of University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School will join the Board of Morgan Stanley effective as of 1 January 2022 according to a press memo published by the US bank

Photo - Erika James, The Dean of University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School joins the Board of Morgan Stanley
Photo - Erika James, The Dean of University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School joins the Board of Morgan Stanley

November 11, 2021Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) on Wednesday announced that Erika James had been elected to the Company's Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2022.

Erika H. James became the Dean of the Wharton School on July 1, 2020. Trained as an organizational psychologist, James is a leading expert on crisis leadership, workplace diversity, and management strategy.

Prior to her appointment at Wharton, James was the John H. Harland Dean at Emory University's Goizueta Business School from 2014 to 2020. An award-winning educator, accomplished consultant, and researcher, she is the first woman and first person of color to be appointed dean in Wharton's 139-year history. As such she has paved the way for women in leadership both in education and corporate America. She has also been instrumental in developing groundbreaking executive education programs, including the Women's Leadership program at the University of Virginia's Darden School.

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