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Joseph R. Morrison, Jr. Appointed to New Enterprise Forum Board

By: Bodman PLC

04/10/17

Joseph R. Morrison, Jr., a senior associate attorney practicing in Bodman PLC’s Ann Arbor office, has been appointed to the New Enterprise Forum board of directors.

Morrison is a member of Bodman’s Business, Data Privacy and Security, and Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice groups.

New Enterprise Forum is an organization devoted to connecting entrepreneurs with management expertise, joint venture partners, business services, capital, and other resources critical to growing their business. At the heart of the process is the Program Committee, a group of dedicated professionals who volunteer their time to work with entrepreneurs. Each entrepreneur is assigned between four and seven Program Committee coaches, including a Board member to act as their mentor, to aid in development of a ten-minute pitch and a business plan executive summary for their fledgling company. NEF also provides entrepreneurs with a wealth of resources to give their startup the best chance of success, from access to angel and venture funds to incubators and other entrepreneurial support organizations.

Morrison has a strong background working with entrepreneurs and startups in the Ann Arbor and Detroit areas. Before joining Bodman, he served as corporate counsel and consulting manager to an IT startup based in Ann Arbor, where he helped scale the company to 50+ employees and $3 million in revenue. He is a member of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education Business Law Advisory Board and New Lawyers Advisory Board. He was named a “Rising Star” by Michigan Super Lawyers 2016.