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Marianne Camille Spraggins

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Investment Banker
Law Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Lime Green
Favorite Food:
Shrimp
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Favorite Quote:
Promise Little, But Do Much.

Birthplace

Born:
11/2/1945
Birth Location:
New York, New York

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
LawMakers
Occupation(s):
Investment Banker
Law Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Lime Green
Favorite Food:
Shrimp
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Favorite Quote:
Promise Little, But Do Much.

Birthplace

Born:
11/2/1945
Birth Location:
New York
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Biography

Investment banker, entrepreneur and lawyer Marianne Camille-Spraggins was born in Harlem, New York. Her father, Roy Travers Spraggins, was a lawyer active in Harlem politics in the 1960s. Spraggins graduated from Boston University with her B.A. degree in English literature. She worked as a law clerk while attending New York Law School; where she went on to receive her J.D. degree. Spraggins also received her LL.M. degree in international law from Harvard Law School.

After receiving her LL.M., Spraggins was hired as an associate professor of law at the New York Law School and as the director of the school’s Urban Legal Studies Fellowship program. Then, in 1979, she was hired as an investment banker at Salomon Brothers, Incorporated, working in the Mortgage Finance Department. Spraggins was then promoted to vice president of the Municipal Finance Department in 1985. She would serve in that role until 1988, when she was hired as a first vice president at Prudential Bache Securities. Two years later, she was hired at Smith Barney in New York, where she became the first African American female managing director on Wall Street.

In the early 1990s, Spraggins was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and appointed by President Bill Clinton as the director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation. In 1994, she signed on as co-chair and chief operating officer at W.R. Lazard, an underwriting and asset management business, where, following the death of Wardell Lazard, she worked to revive the company. In 1998, she was hired by the asset management company Smith Whiley and Company as a senior managing editor, and then, in 2000, as the chief executive officer of Atlanta Life Insurance Company Investment Advisors. Then, after briefly working as the president of the consulting company Buy Hold America, Spraggins was appointed a superdelagate of President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008. In 2011, she was hired by The BondFactor Company LLC, where she served as chief marketing officer.

Spraggins has served on a variety of national boards including FuturePac, Ft. Valley State College, Count-Me-In, and the Historic District Development Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia. She has also served on several governmental commissions including the DeWind Commission on Banking, Insurance and Financial Services, and Governor Cuomo's Task Force on Consumer and Mortgage Banking. Spraggins was a member of the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee and co-chair of its Credentials Committee. She was formerly a member of the Board of Directors of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the New York Law School and the Apollo Theater Foundation, where she chaired the Restoration Committee.

Marianne Camille-Spraggins was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on October 20, 2013.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Marianne Camille Spraggins describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Marianne Camille Spraggins describes her father's personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Marianne Camille Spraggins describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Marianne Camille Spraggins recalls how her parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Marianne Camille Spraggins talks about her sister
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Marianne Camille Spraggins describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Marianne Camille Spraggins describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Marianne Camille Spraggins remembers her home life
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Marianne Camille Spraggins talks about her father's involvement in politics
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Marianne Camille Spraggins describes the Harlem community in New York City
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Marianne Camille Spraggins recalls her early education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Marianne Camille Spraggins describes her early personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 15 - Marianne Camille Spraggins recalls her childhood role models
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Marianne Camille Spraggins remembers her decision to attend Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Marianne Camille Spraggins recalls her experiences of discrimination at Boston University
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Marianne Camille Spraggins recalls her experience at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Marianne Camille Spraggins recalls her father's encouragement
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Marianne Camille Spraggins remembers living in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Marianne Camille Spraggins recalls her position with NBC
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Marianne Camille Spraggins remembers her father's death
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Marianne Camille Spraggins recalls earning her degree from New York University School of Law
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Marianne Camille Spraggins remembers passing the bar examination
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Marianne Camille Spraggins remembers developing an interest in finance
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Marianne Camille Spraggins remembers the mentorship of Russell L Goings, Jr.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Marianne Camille Spraggins recalls her interview with Salomon Brothers
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Marianne Camille Spraggins recalls her training at Salomon Brothers
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Marianne Camille Spraggins recalls securing a placement at Salomon Brothers, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Marianne Camille Spraggins recalls securing a placement at Salomon Brothers, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Marianne Camille Spraggins talks about Lewis S. Ranieri
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Marianne Camille Spraggins describes her role at Salomon Brothers
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Marianne Camille Spraggins recalls her time at Prudential Bache Securities
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Marianne Camille Spraggins remembers learning to close a deal
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Marianne Camille Spraggins remembers the African Americans on Wall Street
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Marianne Camille Spraggins remembers David N. Dinkins' mayoral campaign
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Marianne Camille Spraggins recalls joining Smith Barney
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Marianne Camille Spraggins describes her experiences at Smith Barney
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Marianne Camille Spraggins talks about her role at Smith Barney
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Marianne Camille Spraggins compares her experiences at Wall Street firms
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Marianne Camille Spraggins describes her accomplishments at Smith Barney
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Marianne Camille Spraggins reflects upon her experiences on Wall Street
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Marianne Camille Spraggins remembers Wardell Lazard
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Marianne Camille Spraggins recalls her role at W.R. Lazard and Company
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Marianne Camille Spraggins remembers joining Smith Whiley and Company
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Marianne Camille Spraggins describes her involvement with Atlanta Life Insurance Company
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Marianne Camille Spraggins talks about her presidential appointments
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Marianne Camille Spraggins talks about her role at The BondFactor Company, LLC
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Marianne Camille Spraggins talks about her work at The BondFactor Company, LLC
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Marianne Camille Spraggins talks about the history of African American financiers
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Marianne Camille Spraggins reflects upon the legacy of Travers Bell
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Marianne Camille Spraggins reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Marianne Camille Spraggins describes her civic engagement
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Marianne Camille Spraggins talks about black politics
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Marianne Camille Spraggins talks about black entrepreneurship
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Marianne Camille Spraggins describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Marianne Camille Spraggins talks about her interest in African art
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Marianne Camille Spraggins describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Marianne Camille Spraggins reflects upon her career and legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Marianne Camille Spraggins talks about her father's hopes for her career