MARILYN F. BOOKER
MANAGING DIRECTOR, HEAD
The Urban Markets Group at Morgan Stanley
Marilyn joined Morgan Stanley in 1994 and is Managing Director and Head of the Urban Markets Group at Morgan Stanley. She holds her Series 7, Series 9, Series 10, and Series 66 Licenses. In addition to running a traditional wealth management business, a portion of her mandate is to provide financial education to inner city, underserved communities.
Prior to establishing the Urban Markets Group, Marilyn was the Head of Diversity, Work-Life, EEO and Human Resources Policy for Morgan Stanley. An attorney by training, she has practiced in the areas of criminal defense litigation, municipal finance, corporate bankruptcies, and corporate restructuring.
Marilyn received her B.A. magnum cum laude from Spelman College and her J.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago Kent College of Law. Marilyn is a member of the Morgan Stanley Benefit Plan Administrative Committee and a former member of the Morgan Stanley Residential Franchise Risk Committee, and the Morgan Stanley Foundation. She is a former board member of the New York Urban League and a member of the Executive Leadership Council.
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. She also appeared on ABC World News Tonight in a segment on Women in the Workforce.