Perika Sampson is the Regional Diversity Officer for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management’s Great Lakes Region. Her responsibilities include driving diversity and inclusion strategies across 10 states engaging 125 managers and impacting approximately 6500 employees. In addition, she develops talent acquisition strategies, facilitates community engagement, supports business development initiatives and manages national partnerships. Her territory includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Western Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Previously she founded and managed Dearborn Consulting Partners. Prior to her consulting career, she had a 20-year career in financial services. She served as Vice President Marketing and Strategy in the Private Client Services division of Bank One (now JP Morgan). Additional corporate roles included positions as senior marketing manager at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., and institutional relationship manager at RCM Capital Management in San Francisco, CA. She was also a founding member of the management team of two internet-based financial services companies.
Perika is an alumna of the University of California Los Angeles. She has written and published numerous articles on corporate diversity and inclusion. In addition, she has served on the boards of several arts and social service organizations in Chicago, IL, Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA.