Helane Morrison is one of those rare individuals within a field that rises above the competition. I have read and examined the life of Morrison and her work as a compliance officer is outstanding. Over the years she has served as an outstanding employee who ensured that her company was on the right track in terms of how they did business.
She has also worked as the head compliance officer for the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). During her time with the SEC she took down “untouchable” CEOs and righted many injustices committed by business and financial companies. In the past, Morrison worked hard to ensure that businesses were held accountable for faulty or illegal practices. She is currently doing the same thing today.
I was amazed at how one woman who was committed to the cause of justice could change so much within the business and financial communities. Morrison made sure that investment companies did not rip people off through bad or shady investment opportunities. I also figured out that her efforts helped to save the financial means of many service personnel and their families.
As I read more about this woman’s life I quickly realized that she did not haphazardly end up in her position. First, Helane went to Northwestern State University in Chicago for Journalism. Later, she completed a law degree at University of California at Berkley. Her education open doors for her that would be important for her success in the future. She worked for many years during the late 80s and early 90s in the legal field.
She gathered much knowledge and information about the financial and legal operations of businesses and investment firms. She later became an attorney before going onto work as a compliance officer with the SEC. Once she arrived at the SEC she was ready to take on the world. She had a 10-year term with the SEC that lasted from the late 90s to the late 2000s.
Currently Morrison continues her work and is constantly active with forums that are needed to help keep corruption and fraud under control within the workplace. I never fully understood how important this woman is to the economy. Her effort and work has helped to turn back a lot of fraud and corruption that could easily cause millions of people to suffer financially.