Howard Morrison has a lifetime of service supporting education drive innovation and commercialization.
A graduate of Yale University, Mr. Morrison served for three years in the US Navy and went on to successfully develop a banking career spanning nearly 30 years, including being the Chief Financial Officer of the NYSE-listed Citizens and Southern Realty Investors (Southmark Properties), and in helping to develop the C&S Bank’s (now Bank of America) High Technology Banking Group and Atlanta’s high technology business community. From 1999-2007, Mr. Morrison served as the board Secretary and Chair of the Innovation and Technology Committee of the Georgia Department of Industry Trade & Tourism (now renamed the Georgia Department of Economic Development). After retiring from banking in July 1996, he returned to his hometown of Savannah where he was instrumental in establishing the Coastal Business, Education & Technology Alliance (now the Creative Coast Alliance) and initiating and developing the Georgia Tech Savannah campus.
In 1995, Mr. Morrison was inducted into the Georgia High Technology Hall of Fame. In October 2003, CBETA established an Outstanding Leadership Award in his name, with Mr. Morrison being honored as the inaugural recipient. In 2003, the Georgia Tech Alumni Association named Mr. Morrison an Honorary Alumnus for 2004. In October 2005, he was inducted into the Savannah Business Hall of Fame by Junior Achievement of Georgia – Savannah.
Howard currently serves as chairman emeritus of the Advisory Board for the Georgia Tech Savannah Campus, chairman of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation and a board member of Georgia Tech Ireland, chairman of the Savannah Ocean Exchange, a trustee of South University, vice chairman of the board of Digitel Corporation, a board member of Vendormate, Inc., Ingenious Med, Inc. and Quadrant Financial Corporation, an affiliate of First Chatham Bank.