Mark Morrison was elected Chair of the Headliners Foundation Board of Governors in January 2013. He is the retired managing editor of BusinessWeek, a position he held for 12 years. During a 32-year career at BusinessWeek, Morrison worked as a reporter and editor covering a broad range of business, finance and economic subjects and appeared as a regular commentator on CNN. Previously, he was a reporter for The Houston Post. After retiring from Business Week, Morrison was a lecturer in journalism at the University of Texas at Austin for seven years.
He received a bachelor of journalism degree at UT Austin, where he was editor of The Daily Texan (’69-’70) in the era of Regent Frank Erwin’s chairmanship, the Vietnam War and student activism. He has served as a judge for national and Texas journalism awards, as a member of Texas Student Media trustees, Zach Theatre board, UT Austin College of Communications Council and the KLRU Community Advisory Board.