It takes a lot of words and hand gestures to describe the greatness of Helane Morrison. She is just one of those rare individuals that seems to be able to accomplish any goal she puts her mind to. The businesswoman is a prime example of how hard work can pay off if you are truly committed to the task at hand.
Morrison earned a name for herself when she was appointed the new district administrator and later regional director of the SEC in 1999. Prior to becoming regional director, Morrison served as the head of the SEC’s enforcement program within the San Francisco District Office.
As head of the office Morrison was responsible for supervising the enforcement and examination side of the office’s far reaching jurisdiction which included, Northern California and multiple states in the Northwest area of the United States. Throughout her time spent with the SEC she kept local traders on their toes.
The same year Morrison joined Hall Capital Partners as the company’s general counsel, chief compliance officer (CCO), and managing director. On top of all of this, she also serves as a member of Hall Capital’s Executive Committee.
Morrison was attracted to the idea of joining Hall Capital for several reasons. One of which was the successful investment company‘s diverse and revolutionary leadership. Hall Capital is a company run entirely by women. Being a businesswoman herself, Morrison knew the company was the right fit for her.
She joined Hall Capital in the middle of the financial crisis of 2007/2008. Wide corruption in the investment industry was exposed due to the market crash. Morrison works hard to gain back the trust of investors. She knows the process will take time and she will have to be patient.
Morrison graduated from Northwestern University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism. She would later work at the California Law Review as editor-in-chief while earning her J. D. from the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law. In addition she passed the state bar of California.
She has made succeeding in a male dominated profession look like a walk in the park. Young and mature women everywhere will aspire to be like her for years to come and when it comes to looking up to someone Helane Morrison is definitely not a bad choice.