Board of Directors
* denotes executive committee member
- Peyton Anderson, MBA
- John L. Atkins III, FAIA*
Chairman, Board of Directors
Chairman and CEO
O'Brien/Atkins Associates, PA
- Mr. John (Jack) Bailey
Senior Vice President, Policy, Payers and Vaccines
- Michael A. Batalia, Ph.D., CLP
Executive Director, Commercialization
Product Innovation & Commercialization Services
Wake Forest Innovations
- George B. Briggs
The North Carolina Arboretum
- Christopher S. Brown, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Graduate Education
The University of North Carolina
- Goldie S. Byrd, Ph.D.
Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences
NC A&T State University
- Lawrence Carin, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Research
- John F.A.V. Cecil*
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Biltmore Farms LLC
- Michael T. Constantino*
Office Managing Partner
Ernst & Young LLP
- Richard H. Dean, M.D.*
Retired President and CEO
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
- Sharon Decker
Secretary, Department of Commerce
State of North Carolina
- Barbara Entwisle, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Research
Kenan Distinguished Professor
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Frank Grainger
Fair Products, Inc.
- John Jackson Hunt
Emeritus Board Member from 7/1/13 – 6/30/16
- Roger W. Knight*
Roger W. Knight, P.A.
- Howard N. Lee
Howard N. Lee Institute
- Terri L. Lomax, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Economic Development
North Carolina State University
- Carol A. Marino
- Patricia R. Morton*
PRM Advisors, LLC
- Arthur M. Pappas*
- Joshua L. Price
Senior IP Counsel
Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc.
- Milton L. Prince
President and CEO
Coastal Carolina Cotton Gins
- John C. Rabby
- R. Scott Ralls, Ph.D.
North Carolina Community College System
- Hazell Reed, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development
North Carolina Central University
- Gerald F. Roach*
Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan LLP
- Lynne Scott Safrit, CCIM, CCP*
Castle & Cooke, North Carolina
- E. Norris Tolson*
President and CEO
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
- Steve Troxler
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
- Michael R. Van Scott, Ph.D.
Chief Research Officer, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor
Division of Research and Graduate Studies
East Carolina University
- Bhaskar R. Venepalli, Ph.D., MBA, FRSC
President and Chief Executive Officer
- P. Kay Wagoner, Ph.D.
Wagoner Discovery and Development Consulting, LLC
- Eric R. Ward, Ph.D.
- Robert G. Wilhelm, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Research & Economic Development
Executive Director, Charlotte Research Institute
Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Benjamin R. Yerxa, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
- Douglas Edgeton
Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer
- William Pappas
Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Parker, Poe, Adams and Bernstein L.L.P.
- Judy Orchard
Senior Executive Assistant