About the Burton D. Morgan Foundation & the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of Northeast Ohio

From her vantage point as President of the Morgan Foundation and Chair of the Fund for Our Economic Future, Ms. Hoover discusses the work of the Morgan Foundation and then goes on to provide an overview of Northeast Ohio's vibrant Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. (Filmed in front of a high school audience.) ( 18 min)

About The Presenter:
Ms. Deborah Hoover, President, the Burton D. Morgan Foundation


Ms. Hoover has served as President & CEO of The Burton D. Morgan Foundation since January 2007. She joined the Foundation in 1999 as a program officer and was elected executive vice president and treasurer in 2004. She was instrumental in establishing the Foundation's Northeast Ohio Collegiate Entrepreneurship Program, a Kauffman CampusesSM Initiative, to spread entrepreneurship across five liberal arts campuses. Ms. Hoover is Chair of the Fund for Our Economic Future. She has served as a member of the Commercialization Task Force for the Ohio Board of Regents. She is chair of the Advisory Board for The Foundation Center-Cleveland. Ms. Hoover serves on the Board of Trustees of Western Reserve Academy and is a member of the National Council for The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Ms. Hoover attended Williams College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, majoring in art history. She completed a Master of Arts degree at the University of Chicago. She continued graduate studies at George Washington University National Law Center where she earned a J.D. degree and was a member of the Law Review. She is a member of the bar in the District of Columbia, New Hampshire, and Ohio.