New Class A Trustee David Morris brings considerable financial experience and acumen to bear on his role as treasurer


June 6, 2013

(New York) - David M. Morris, a prominent member of the New York financial community, has been elected a Class A (nonalcoholic) trustee and new treasurer of the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous.

A.A.’s General Service Board is comprised of 14 alcoholic (Class B) trustees and seven nonalcoholic (Class A) trustees. All seven Class A trustees are highly respected professionals. From philosophy, organization and finance to public information, education and health care, their experience touches on vital aspects of A.A. world service. During A.A.'s 78 year history, a number of distinguished nonalcoholics have served on A.A. General Service Board. 

David’s involvement with Alcoholics Anonymous begins with relatives who have gotten sober via A.A. “My family has gotten a great deal out of A.A.,” he says. He was approached by a Class A trustee with a suggestion that he apply for election as a Class A trustee and treasurer, and he jumped at the chance. “I thought here was an opportunity for me to help an organization that has done so much for my family.”

Currently head of Morris Consulting, David was senior vice president and director of accounting policies at JPMorgan Chase before his retirement in 2005. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology and his M.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Michigan. He has his C.P.A. certificate from New York and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives International, and American Accounting Association. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase in 1984, he was employed by Price Waterhouse as a senior audit manager where he had specialized in the financial services and petroleum industries.

In addition, David was previously a member of the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the AICPA, chairman of the 30,000 member worldwide International Association of Financial Executives Institutes (IAFEI) in 2002 and chairman of Financial Executives International (FEI) Globalization Oversight Committee (2004 - 2010).

David says “I think I can bring a perspective from a career in the financial world and hopefully add some value to the organization over the next few years.”

David was born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, forty miles northwest of Pittsburgh, and has lived on New York’s Upper East Side since 1972. He has a wife, two daughters, and two granddaughters.

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