Mario Morino's career spans some 30 years as a business leader,
social entrepreneur, and authority on information technology.
Currently, he is Chairman of the Morino Institute, a nonprofit
organization he founded in 1994 to help people and communities
find ways to use the Internet to achieve positive economic and
social change. Key activities of the Institute include youth
development initiatives that provide enriched learning opportunities
through the Internet to children in low-income communities;
and the Institute's own Netpreneur Program, which supports and
nurtures the growing community of the Greater Washington DC's
digital age entrepreneurs.
Morino is also Founder and Chairman of the Potomac KnowledgeWay
Project, an initiative to prepare and educate the Greater Washington
region to be competitive in the information and communications
industries in the 21st century.
Morino is best known for his contributions in the area of
Information Technology . In 1973, he co-founded Morino Associates
as one of the early computer software firms. Morino Associates
merged with another firm to create Legent Corporation in 1989,
which grew to be one of 10 largest software firms in the world.
Morino retired from Legent in 1992, and in 1995, Legent was acquired
by Computer Associates in one of the then largest transactions in
the computer software and services industry.
He serves as a Special Advisor to General Atlantic Partners, one of
the premier private investment firms in information technology and is
a Trustee at Case Western Reserve University. Morino sits on a number
of Advisory boards and commissions that reflect his interests in youth
development, social entrepreneurship and philanthropy. These boards
include the National Commission on Entrepreneurship, New Economy Task
Force, Community Technology Centers Network (CTCNet), Wanted: Solutions
for America Advisory Councils - Pew Partnership for Civic Change, and
the Advisory Committee for the National Initiative to Promote the Growth
He holds a B.B.S. degree from Case Western Reserve University.