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Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Hosts Go Red Women’s Leadership Breakfast In Special Recognition of National Wear Red Day

Jan 26, 2012

New York —


Morgan Stanley Smith Barney will partner with the American Heart Association − Westchester and Fairfield Counties, to host the annual Go Red Women’s Leadership Breakfast at the Firm’s Westchester campus on National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 3.

The breakfast is open to the public and will feature keynote speakers Sheila C. Johnson, CEO Salamander Hotels and Resorts, LLC and Carla Harris, Managing Director, MSIM, Head of Emerging Manager Program and the author of Expect to Win. James Tracy, National Sales Director, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and Maria Freburg, 2012 Go Red For Women Chair, American Heart Association − Westchester and Fairfield Counties, will host the event.

The breakfast takes place Friday, February 3, 8:00 a.m. at the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Headquarters: 2000 Westchester Avenue, Auditorium, Purchase, NY 10077. Reservations are required for security access, and limited seating is available. Please R.S.V.P. by February 1 to

“As part of our commitment to women investors, we are extremely pleased to host this leadership breakfast for the third consecutive year,” said Mr. Tracy. “It not only helps to raise awareness and empower women to take charge of their heart health, but gives attendees a great opportunity to network with leaders in our community.”

Sheila C. Johnson is an entrepreneur and philanthropist whose accomplishments span the arenas of hospitality, sports, TV/film, the arts, education, women’s empowerment and community development. In addition to leading Salamander Hotels & Resorts, Ms. Johnson is Vice Chairman of Monumental Sports & Entertainment and President and Managing Partner of the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. She is the first African-American woman to have a stake in three professional sports teams, including the Washington Wizards (NBA) and the Washington Capitals (NHL) and is also a founding partner of BET (Black Entertainment Television).

Carla Harris is an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management where she heads the Emerging Manager Platform, provides investment advice to corporations, public pension plans, foundations and endowments and acts as Chair of the Board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation. Ms. Harris was recently named to Fortune magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America” and Black Enterprise magazine’s “75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street.”

Go Red For Women® captures the energy, passion and the spirit power of women to band together and speak out against a silent killer. Designed to celebrate the power and authentic voice of women, their influence and strength in numbers, Go Red For Women® is gaining momentum as more and more leaders are lending their voice to the American Heart Association’s call for action and change. A “Go Red” woman is passionate and empowered and this new Go Red Women’s Leadership Series is designed to foster her success by providing exclusive professional development, education, inspiration and networking opportunities.

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Go Red For Women®, powered by the American Heart Association’s research, educates and connects millions of women of all ages. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, we continue to fight this No. 1 killer by helping women turn simple choices into life-saving actions. Whether it’s eating healthier, exercising more, reducing our cholesterol, or quitting smoking, Go Red helps women make these choices for themselves and each other.

About American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases − America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers − we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health.

The guest speaker is neither an employee nor affiliated with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Opinions expressed by the guest speaker are solely his or her own and do not necessarily reflect those of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

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