BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National MENTOR Holdings, Inc. today announced that on December 1, 2006, Jeffry A. Timmons was elected to the Company’s Board of Directors. With his election, Mr. Timmons became the sixth director on National MENTOR Holdings’ board.
Known internationally for his research, innovative curriculum development, and teaching in entrepreneurship, new ventures, entrepreneurial finance and venture capital, Dr. Timmons held simultaneous professorships at Babson and Harvard Business School prior to 1995 when he was named Babson’s first Franklin W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship.
“Jeff Timmons is a national leader in promoting entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship,” said Greg Torres, Chairman of National MENTOR Holdings’ Board of Directors. “We are pleased to welcome him to our Board, and are confident that his advice and leadership will contribute to the Company’s continued growth and innovation in the years ahead.”
In 1984, Timmons collaborated with the Price Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies to launch the Price-Babson College Fellows Program, which Inc. magazine stated “changed the terrain of entrepreneurship education.” The author of several books, including the leading textbook New Venture Creation (2007) and the groundbreaking The Entrepreneurial Mind (1989), as well as more than 100 articles and papers in leading academic and business journals, Timmons has earned a reputation for “practicing what he teaches.” For nearly forty years he has been immersed in the world of entrepreneurship as an investor, director or advisor in private companies and investment funds, including Cellular One in Boston, New Hampshire and Maine; the Boston Communications Group; BCI Advisors, Inc.; Spectrum Equity Investors; Internet Securities, Inc.; and Chase Capital Partners. Timmons holds an A.B. degree from Colgate University and M.B.A. and D.B.A. degrees from Harvard University.
National MENTOR Holdings, Inc., which markets its services under the name The MENTOR Network, is a leading provider of home and community-based human services for individuals with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities, at-risk youth and persons with acquired brain injury. The MENTOR Network’s customized services offer its clients, as well as the state and county governments that serve them and pay for these services, an attractive, cost-effective alternative to human services provided in large institutional settings. The Network provides services to clients in 35 states.