A Morgan Stanley veteran of 24 years, Marilyn Booker is Head of Morgan Stanley’s Urban Markets Group. Marilyn runs a traditional wealth management business but also focuses on the urban community teaching financial education programs across the country. Prior to the Urban Markets Group, Marilyn was the head of Diversity, Work-Life, EEO and Human Resources Policy for Morgan Stanley. Also an attorney, Marilyn has practiced criminal defense litigation, municipal finance, corporate bankruptcies and corporate restructuring. Marilyn also has her Series 7, 9, 10, and 66 licenses.
Marilyn received her B.A. magna cum laude from Spelman College and her J.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago Kent College of Law. Marilyn is a former trustee of the Morgan Stanley Foundation, a member of The Morgan Stanley Benefit Plan Administrative Committee and a former member of the Morgan Stanley Residential Franchise Risk Committee. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and a former board member of the New York Urban League. She also served as Co-Chair of the legendary Apollo Theater’s Women’s Committee. Marilyn testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at its hearing on “Diversity in the Financial Services Sector.” Marilyn was recognized by Savoy magazine as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America,” by Uptown Professional as one of the “100 Top Executives in America” and by Harvard College Black Men’s Forum as its “Woman of the Year.” She was also honored by the Links, Inc. Marilyn’s interests are golf, tennis, playing the piano and spending time with her three wonderful children.