Nate Morris

When & How We Met

June 20, 2012 email intro from Peter Kellner after hearing about him at Princeton Reunions.

Personal Info

  • High School / Class President of Eastern High School in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Favorite Band At 16 / Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg - Nothin' But a G Thang
  • First Car / 1997 Mustang GT convertible (similar to the model driven by Brandon Walsh on 90210)


Nate Morris is the founder of Lexington, Kentucky-based Morris Industries, and its signature asset, Rubicon, a widely acclaimed software company focused on waste and recycling. Morris, a ninth-generation Kentuckian born in Lexington and raised by a single mother in a union household, attended public schools and was the first Kentuckian to be named to Fortune Magazine's 40 Under 40 list and to be recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is also the youngest inductee ever to the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Morris is a senior advisor to the Atlantic Council's Scowcroft Center for Security, a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), and a member of the Trilateral Commission. In 2020, Morris was named a Fulbright Specialist Scholar.

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