Board of Directors

Carla Harris

Carla A. Harris

Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley

Joined the Board: 2017
Committees: Compensation and Management Development (Chair); Strategic Planning and Finance; Nominating and Governance

Carla has served as vice chair of Wealth Management and head of Multicultural Client Strategy for Morgan Stanley from August 2013 to December 2021, and continues to serve as senior client advisor since June 2012. Her experience at Morgan Stanley includes increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. Carla joined the mergers and acquisitions team at Morgan Stanley in 1987 and since then has held a number of positions during her tenure. Her experiences at Morgan Stanley range from investment banking, equity capital markets, equity private placements and initial public offerings in a number of industries such as technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, health care and biotechnology.

In August 2013, President Barack Obama appointed Carla to serve as chair of the National Women’s Business Council. She was elected to the board of Cummins Inc. in May 2021 and was appointed to join the board of MetLife, Inc. to become effective in April 2022. She also currently serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation and the Morgan Stanley Foundation, as well as a member of the Board of Overseers for Harvard University.

Carla holds an undergraduate degree and an MBA from Harvard University.