Brookings President Michael H. Armacost announced today that Bailey U. Morris-Eck, distinguished journalist and lecturer, currently serving as Senior Adviser to the Counselor to the President in the Office of Economic Policy and Summit Coordination at the White House, will join the Brookings Institution as vice president of communications on May 5.
Morris-Eck has broad experience as a writer, broadcaster and lecturer. Following stints as a correspondent for the Cincinnati Post & Times-Star, Washington Star, and Times of London, she was a fellow at the Institute for International Economics and editor of IIE’s journal, International Economic Insights. She has written widely in national and international journals on economic and business issues, most recently as a columnist for the Independent of London, as well as making frequent guest appearances on television networks including CNN and BBC-TV.
Morris-Eck has lectured at a variety of institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. During the Carter Administration she served as Special Assistant to Esther Peterson, the Adviser to the President for Public Liaison and Consumer Affairs.
She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a board member of the International Women’s Media Foundation, Claremont Graduate School, and the Salzburg Seminar. She is a graduate of Newton College of the Sacred Heart and did graduate work at Wharton and the Kennedy School. She is married to C. Franklin Eck, Jr., and lives in Butler, Maryland.