Loyola University Maryland

Simon Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Professional Team

Office Hours

Are you interested in meeting with Director Wendy Bolger to review your project and learn how to get involved with the Center or Entrepreneur in Residence Jon Weinstein for advising? Visit our scheduling page to view the calendar and pick a date. If you can't find a time that works with your schedule, email jlsullivan4@loyola.edu to discuss options.

Wendy Bolger
Wendy Bolger Director

Wendy Bolger, MBA, became Director of Loyola’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in July 2018. Her career has spanned public and private sectors, including experiences as an entrepreneur starting her own firm, managing technology product development, and launching new initiatives and teams for nonprofit organizations.

The enthusiasm for innovation and entrepreneurship at Loyola is tremendously energizing for her, and promising for the University’s future. Through the Center, she looks forward to applying Loyola values to serve the community, in support of job creation and wealth creation for underrepresented entrepreneurs in Baltimore. She was named to Technical.ly’s inaugural RealLIST Connectors roundup of those building Baltimore’s tech, entrepreneurship, and innovation community by linking others, with the goals of growth and inclusivity.

To make an appointment for student office hours with Wendy, visit our scheduling page.

Read more about Wendy
Loyola Magazine: Creating a larger movement in innovation and entrepreneurship
The Daily Record: FEATURED MOVER | Wendy Bolger, Loyola University Md.
Loyola News: Loyola names inaugural Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship director

Michael Tangrea
Michael Tangrea Endowed Professor of Biology and Innovation

Michael Tangrea, Ph.D., ’96, earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Loyola and his doctoral degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Maryland. He has been engaged with biotechnology and cancer research for more than 20 years, spending the majority of that time at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Tangrea launched the LifeBridge Health BioIncubator and served as the Senior Scientific Director at the Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He is an expert resource and mentor for students interested in the biotechnology field including startups, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Read more about Michael
Loyola News: Loyola adds endowed professor in innovation to advance scientific research in biohealth

Jon Weinstein
Jon Weinstein Entrepreneur in Residence

Jon is an entrepreneur, management consultant, and executive coach. He founded Line of Sight, a firm focused on working with clients to improve their success through better project management, process improvement and managing organizational change. His clients ranged from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, as well as local, state, and federal government organizations. Jon authored two books and scads of articles on topics including project management, leadership, strategic planning, and organizational change.

After selling Line of Sight and completing a four-year term on the Howard County Council, representing Ellicott City during the two historic floods in 2016 and 2018, Jon was asked to join the Maryland Department of Health’s executive team providing leadership and guidance for transformative projects in the organization. Here he led MDH’s transition to a “virtual” organization, took on the statewide testing program, and ultimately led the government’s statewide response. In 2022, Jon launched Propositum to provide strategic advisory, consulting, and coaching services to organizations doing good work.

Jon graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor’s in International Relations and American University with a Master’s in International Affairs. He served as an officer in the Army Reserves, commission from the ROTC. Jon lives in Baltimore with his wife, Margaret, and their two dogs, Shea and Spike. Zach and Asher, Jon’s two sons, live in California and New Mexico, where they are engaged in work to improve their communities and serve others.

Jon is excited to be a part of the team at the Sellinger School of Business and the Simon Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, working to engage and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and community leaders.

To make an appointment for student office hours with Jon, visit our scheduling page or email jweinstein1@loyola.edu.
Jennifer Sullivan
Jennifer Sullivan Program Administrator

Jen Sullivan became Program Administrator for Loyola’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in March 2022. She was previously executive assistant and program coordinator for Loyola College of Arts and Sciences and Pre-Health programs, and before that marketing director for several event venues and bed & breakfasts owned by a successful woman entrepreneur in the Baltimore area. Jen earned her M.A. in emerging media at Loyola in 2021 and provides administrative and program support for the SCI&E's initiatives.

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