Helane Morrison is known as a person who not only knows the importance of ethics, but also knows the importance of following rules to do what is right when it comes to ethics in business and finances. She served for the government and news media exposing and preventing corruption in the finance industry, and was head of enforcement for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for three years in San Francisco, Calif. Thereafter, Morrison was chief of SEC in San Francisco for eight years before she became Managing Director, General Counsel and CCO for Hall Capital in 2007, says Hall Capital Partners, LLC.
Historically, Morrison is the first woman who has ever served as district chief of SEC to manage enforcement and examination programs within San Francisco’s jurisdictions: Alaska, Idaho, Mont., northern Calif., northern Nev., Ore., and Wash., which is a division of Los Angeles’ Pacific Region, George Raine said.
Morrison’s history began when she was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., before adventuring into higher education studying journalism at a university in the state of Ill., and earning a JD in the state of Calif. After passing bar examinations to practice law, she worked for law firms in corporate investigations. This is where Morrison found her main focus as an attorney to expose violations in security laws, and to defend individuals who were affected by corruption in securities, says Jordan Taylor. Until, Morrison discovered that there was more need for equality in financial services, therefore, she became ambitious to change the financial industry with more women leaders.
Today, Morrison is CCO with Hall Capital, a high profile, successful investment advisory firm, which is completely operated, managed, and led by women. The culture at Hall Capital is ethical, Morrison said to Jordan Taylor.
In How Helane Morrison is Shattering the Glass Ceiling in the Corporate World, Jordan Taylor says that Morrison is inspirational in balancing work with life, and serves top organizations as a board member. In addition to volunteering with hedge fund managers, she is active with a group of corporate leaders at the Regional Parks Foundation in Calif.