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Jones Partners Welcome Stewart Morris, Jr., President and Co-CEO, Stewart Information Services

Houston, TX, January 17, 2007- Rice University – The pace of adoption for electronic document management and enterprise content management is increasing as companies across all industries realized the benefits in improved efficiency, accuracy, and process effectiveness. In the title insurance business, utilizing these technologies may help firms achieve significant strategic advantage and create game-changing innovation.
 
As president and co-CEO of Stewart Information Services Corp. and president of Stewart Title Co., Stewart Morris, Jr. is responsible for the affiliated title offices, real estate information companies and technology companies. Morris has been with the company since 1973 and has served in various executive capacities. Under the direction of Morris, Stewart has become a real estate information industry leader in technology for productivity and e-commerce as well as settlement services needed to close real estate transactions. He has spoken at various real estate conferences and industry forums on the subject of technology, the real estate transaction process, and e-commerce.
 
Morris is the recipient of numerous industry awards, contributor to the book, Home Buying by the Experts, was named to the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders: 2006 by Inman News, and has served the community in a variety of philanthropic capacities. He graduated with a BA from Rice University in 1971 and received MBA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1973.
 
Friedkin Chair of Management Tony Gorry joined the Jones Graduate School of Management in 1992. He is also a professor of computer science at Rice and an adjunct professor of neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. He directs Rice’s Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning and is director of the W.M. Keck Center for Computational Biology—a joint endeavor of Rice and five other institutions in the Houston area. He is the principal investigator for a training grant in biomedical informatics funded by the National Library of Medicine.
 
Gorry’s current research concerns the impact of information technology on organizations and society with particular emphasis on knowledge acquisition and sharing. He previously conducted research on the application of artificial intelligence in medicine and on the development of decision support systems for management. Gorry served as vice president for information technology at Rice for seven years. Before that, he held the same position at Baylor College of Medicine. He also held faculty positions at MIT in computer science and management. He has served on various boards and has been a consultant to many corporations and institutions on the strategic use of information technology. Gorry earned a bachelor of engineering from Yale University, a masters of science from the University of California at Berkeley and a PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
The Jones Partners Thought Leadership Series presents the business community with perspectives on major business topics by business leaders coupled with relevant academic research and thought. To reserve a seat for this Thought Leadership Series, hosted by the Jones Partners, please visit: jonesgsm.rice.edu/tls or contact Sue Klein at 713-348-3710 or sue.sklein@rice.edu.