Mr. Morris is vice chairman of Pacers Sports & Entertainment, which owns the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever. He served as executive director of the United Nations World Food Program from 2002-2007 in Rome, Italy. Concurrently, Mr. Morris served as the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Southern Africa, leading an effort to bring UN and humanitarian agencies together to address issues affecting more than 15 million people. In Indiana, Mr. Morris has demonstrated leadership in the corporate, nonprofit and government sectors. He was president of Lilly Endowment Inc. (1984-1988), chairman and CEO of IWC Resources Corporation and Indianapolis Water Company (1989-2002), and chief of staff for former Indianapolis Mayor Richard G. Lugar (1967-1973).
An Eagle Scout, Mr. Morris has served many institutions in volunteer leadership roles, including Indiana University (as Trustee and Board Chair) and Riley Children’s Foundation (as Board Chair). He has also served United Way of Central Indiana, Indiana Youth Institute, Gleaners Food Bank, and Indianapolis Urban League. Nationally, he has assisted the American Red Cross, YWCA, Boy Scouts of America and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Mr. Morris earned a B.A from Indiana University and a M.B.A. from Butler University.more » « less