Tiara L. Chesmer is currently a Vice President and Regional Diversity Officer for the Southeast Region of Morgan Stanley – Wealth Management. As the RDO, she is responsible for providing internal leadership on issues of institutional diversity, equity and inclusion. She ensures accountability for inclusive excellence through the implementation and assessment of strategic diversity initiatives by all managers and wealth management employees. Ms. Chesmer provides oversight for an operational budget and oversees diversity planning and programming activities within the Southeast Region and beyond. Tiara excels in strategic partnering and uses her relationships to plan, recruit and build a diverse leadership pipeline. Tiara develops and supports Morgan Stanley’s diverse population by coaching, diagnosing and resolving organizational challenges.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Tiara was a Senior Financial Manager at Blackstone in New York, NY, serving the Private Equity and Hedge Fund verticals for over eight years.
Tiara attended New York University and graduated cum laude with a degree in Finance and Business Management. Tiara has also obtained a Diversity & Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University. She is an active member of the Association of Black and Hispanic Business Students and sits on the Council for Inclusive Excellence.
After living in New York, NY for fourteen years and Atlanta, GA for three; Tiara currently calls Fort Lauderdale, FL, home.