Lore Harp McGovern | Board Chair, McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT

Lore-Harp-McGovernShe co-founded Vector Graphic Inc in 1976 and initiated a successful public offering in 1981, led by Hambrecht & Quist and Shearson Lehman Brothers. She also co-founded Pacific Technology Venture Fund in 1981 and headed firm with offices in Tokyo and San Francisco from 1984 through 1985. She founded Aplex Corporation in 1985 to develop products for the feminine hygiene market and holds two patents for her invention until she sold marketing rights in 1990.

She was CEO from 1990 of Good Morning Teacher! Publishing Company, with 750 titles from K-12, and consumer- oriented educational materials for 4-8 year old children, and sold the company in 1999. She has served as Mentor Investor since 1998, raising seed capital, first or second-round financing for companies in the technology sector. In 2000, with her husband, she established The McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT and is actively involved as a Director. Lore has also been involved in politics for over 30 years as major fundraiser on the National and State level.

Lore is also a former director for the American Electronics Association and Montgomery Ventures. She is Chair Emeritus, Board of Associates for Whitehead Institute at MIT and was a director for Pacific Community Ventures, Inc until 2011 She is currently a member of the Visiting Committee for Theater Arts at MIT, Council for the Arts at MIT and the Band of Angels. She is a Director at Lohika Inc, and serves as board observer for IDG.  In addition she serves as Advisor to numerous companies. Lore has also received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1983 and Distinguished Citizen Award in 2008, awarded by The Commonwealth Club and the Distinguished Alumnus award from Pepperdine University in 2012.   She received her BA from California State University in Los Angeles and her MBA from Pepperdine University.