61 Sever Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Adjunct Faculty, Marketing & Management
Lorraine Tice Jones-Founder and CCO, of New Venture Evolution provides consulting services working together with small business owners to design sustainable business growth and discover balance for success. Prior to consulting Lorraine co-founded a design, research and manufacturing company and as president and director grew the company over ten years from an in home operation to a 22 employee enterprise located in a 23,000 square foot facility in central Massachusetts.
Non entrepreneurial employment includes ten years in the medical research industry in Maryland with The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, The National Institutes of Aging, NIH, and The University of Maryland School of Medicine. And as an undergraduate, Lorraine held many part time retail and office jobs over five years and across a variety of industries developing an understanding of a wide range of issues faced by the employee and the small business owner.
Community and Organization involvement includes fifteen years as a Rotarian and is a past president, organizing and implementing community service projects sharing the International Rotarian Motto of “Service above Self.” Lorraine was awarded the Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award and currently serves as the Visioning Champion for the Rotary Club of Shrewsbury. Lorraine served as a Planning Committee Member for five years and as the Business Plan contest Chair for one year on The Venture Forum, previously the WPI Venture Forum; an organization designed to help entrepreneurs connect with service providers and learn how to bring their technical and entrepreneurial ideas to life. Lorraine also served as the Program Director for TechSandBox for two years supporting science and technology business startup entrepreneurs grow and thrive in a business incubator community.
Lorraine holds a M.A.S, Masters of Administrative Science in Business from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Carey Business School, and a B.A. in Psychology and Education from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).