Regional Chief Operating Officer
Vanessa Henley is currently the Regional Chief Operating Officer for the Southeast Region of Morgan Stanley – Wealth Management. As the RCCO, she is responsible for driving key initiatives within the overall region. This includes but is not limited to revenue, P&L drivers, Product offerings, recruiting and headcount. Prior to this role, she was the Sr. Diversity Officer for the Western Division of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Additionally, Vanessa served as the Sr. HR Coverage Partner for the Southern Division for approximately seven years. Vanessa was previously employed with SunTrust Bank as the Regional HR Manager for the Tampa Bay market. Additionally, she was employed with Citigroup in New York City where she supported the Asset Management Division in a number of HR roles across North America. Vanessa holds a B.S. degree from Auburn University and a M.S. in Human Resources from Troy State University. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and an active member of the Friends for Life Foundation, Incorporation in Alpharetta, GA. Additionally, she is actively involved in the following organizations: National Association of African Americans in HR (NAAAHR) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).