Marc has more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, lawyer, professor, legislator, Mayor, President of the US Conference of Mayors, and now CEO of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest civil rights organization. Among his many accolades, Morial was widely credited with the 1990s renaissance of New Orleans. While Mayor of New Orleans, he had strong success attacking the city’s vast urban problems, including dropping violent crimes and murders by 60%. He left the office with a 70% approval rating.
Morial has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and earned a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University. A history, arts, music and sports enthusiast, Morial has an adult daughter, and is married to CBS broadcast journalist Michelle Miller. Together they have two children.