Edna Morris serves as a Managing Director at Axum and as an Industry Expert for Axum’s Limited Service Restaurant investments (LSR). Her responsibilities at the Firm include identifying and evaluating potential transactions. As importantly, Ms. Morris also spends considerable time and effort to help manage Axum’s LSR investments and assist in bringing best-in-class leadership and operating techniques to Axum's portfolio companies. Edna’s leadership and contributions to the industry have been recognized. She was the first recipient of the Hospitality Motivator of the Year Award from Elliot Associates, named an NRN Power Player, and received a MUFSO Golden Chain Award. The Women’s Foodservice Forum honored Edna with their Trail Blazer Award. In 2009, she was awarded the Elliot Mentor Award. Edna serves on various panels and has delivered keynote addresses to various industry groups. Edna is a North Carolina native and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.