Lore Harp McGovern, MBA ’81

Lore, serial entrepreneur and acclaimed high-tech strategic advisor, was selected to  address commencement ceremonies on April 21 for the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. She is the school’s recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award. The award is bestowed on a graduate whose professional and personal accomplishments honor school namesake George Graziadio’s commitment to excellence and upholds the values-centered principles of Pepperdine University.

Lore serves as director of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT and GoFish Technologies Inc. She also serves as chairman emeritus of the Board of Associates of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT. She is a founding member of the Committee of 200, a national organization of women business executives. She was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 1983, is a strategic investor in 15 high-tech companies, and a member of the Band of Angels. Lore is also a board observer of the International Data Group. Previously, she was president and CEO of Good Morning Teacher!, a company that published more than 750 educational titles for grades K-12.

In addition to earning her MBA in 1981 from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, she holds an undergraduate degree from California State University at Los Angeles.

Lore Harp McGovern, MBA ’81

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