March 9, 2018: James T. Morris was appointed as the U.S. Representative on the Executive Board of the United National Children’s Fund (UNICEF) yesterday, Thursday, March 8, 2018. Morris, of Indiana, is the vice chairman of Pacers Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever. He was previously the executive director of the United Nations World Food Program from 2002 to 2007 in Rome. Morris is currently the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Southern Africa. Morris received an MBA from Butler University.