entrepreneur profiles: Lowell Morse
A natural leader, Mr. Lowell Morse took the reigns as city manager of Los Altos Hills, California, and was not only the youngest city manager in the state at that time, but the only city manager in the town’s history who was not fired. Today, he is president and CEO of Morse & Associates, Inc. and serves as secretary of the Regent University Board of Trustees. He has managed and organized a multi-million dollar estate planning process, participated in one of the early venture capital company formations, and in 1974, founded Morse and Associates, Inc., as a real estate syndicator and developer in California and Oregon. Through his company, he bought and sold in excess of $500 million of investment real estate; bought and/or developed a chain of mini storage facilities; and developed more than 2,000 residential lots in Oregon and several dozen shopping centers. An entrepreneur at heart, he started Plaza Bank of Commerce in San Jose, California and, to this day, has participated in more than 25 start-up companies, serving on the board of twelve of them. After spending most of his life on the west coast, he relocated to Virginia Beach, Virginia, and became vice president of Robertson Asset Management, Inc. He has served on the board of International Family Entertainment, also known as The Family Channel, and Media Arts Group.