The Center has two governing bodies – Trustees and Governors. Trustees have fiduciary responsibility for the Corporation’s physical and financial assets, operations, and tax exempt status. They elect the Trustees and Governors, appoint committees, manage succession and select auditors and advisors for the Corporation. The Board of Governors is charged with managing the affairs of the Corporation with respect to program, policy, and implementation of the educational purposes of the Center.

Our Executive Team and Senior Fellows are comprised of the individuals overseeing the day-to-day operations of our leadership programs, the research conducted, and our societal advancement projects at multiple locations around the world.

Board of Governors & Trustees

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

TRUSTEES

Chairman
Odd Ingar Skaug
Former President and Group Chief Executive Officer
Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA
Hoevik, Norway

Vice Admiral John R. Ryan, (USN Ret.)
President and CEO
Center for Creative Leadership
Greensboro, NC

Emily C. Chiu
Corporate Development
Square
San Francisco, CA

Michael Cunningham, Ph.D. 
Chancellor
National University System
La Jolla, CA

Vice Admiral Cutler Dawson, (USN Ret.)
Former President and Chief Executive Officer
Navy Federal Credit Union
Vienna, VA

Louis Giannotti
Deputy for Information Technology/CIO
U.S. Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD

Archana Gilravi
Vice President, Partnerships
Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation
San Francisco, CA

Cheryl Henry
CEO
Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc.
Winter Park, FL

Janice C. Kreamer
Chairman of the Board
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Prairie Village, KS

Karen McNeil-Miller, Ph.D.
President and CEO
The Colorado Health Foundation
Denver, CO

Prof. Hans Peter Mengele
President
German Leadership Award Association
Karlsruhe

R. Timothy Rice, FACHE
President and Board Chair
National Center for Healthcare Leadership
Greensboro, NC

Peter L. Richardson
President
Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc.
Westport, CT

Tyler Richardson
Principal/Director of Asset Management
Range Properties
Greensboro, NC

LTG Michael D. Rochelle (USA Ret.)
President & CEO
MDR Strategies, LLC.
Manassas, VA

Martin Schneider
Former Vice President and Global CIO
VF Corporation
Greensboro, NC

Frank C. Sullivan
Chairman and CEO
RPM International Inc.
Medina, OH

Admiral Patrick M. Walsh, (USN Ret.)
Vice President, Boeing Global Services
The Boeing Company
Plano, TX

Jian-Ye Wang, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor of Economics
Guangzhou Institute of International Finance
Guangzhou, China

Chairman
Peter L. Richardson
President
Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc.
Westport, CT

Vice Admiral Cutler Dawson, (USN Ret.)
Former President and Chief Executive Officer
Navy Federal Credit Union
Vienna, VA

David E. Dines
Chief Financial Officer
Cargill
Wayzata, MN

Haynes G. Griffin
Chairman and CEO
Insect Shield, LLC
Greensboro, NC

W. Winburne King
Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc.
Greensboro, NC

L. Richardson Preyer, Jr.
Deep Springs Management
Hillsborough, NC

Nicolas Richardson
Managing Director
AFI Capital Partners
Seattle, WA

Tyler Richardson
Principal/Director of Asset Management
Range Properties
Greensboro, NC

Odd Ingar Skaug
Former President and Group Chief Executive Officer
Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA
Hoevik, Norway

Executive Team & Senior Fellows

EXECUTIVE TEAM

John R. Ryan
President / CEO

David G. Altman, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Briody
Vice President – Global Marketing

Kris Downing
Vice President, Commercialization and Innovation

Renee Hultin
Senior Vice President, Americas

Hamish Madan
Vice President and Managing Director, Europe/Middle East/Africa

Elisa Mallis
Managing Director and Vice President, Asia-Pacific

Jennifer Martineau, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Research, Evaluation, and Societal Advancement

Bill Pasmore, Ph.D.
Advisor to CEOs, Boards and Senior Teams

Kent Price
Chief Human Resources Officer

Bradley E. Shumaker
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary

SENIOR FELLOWS

David M. Horth
Greensboro, NC

Jean Leslie, M.A.
Greensboro, NC

Cindy McCauley, Ph.D.
Greensboro, NC

John B. McGuire
Colorado Springs, CO

Doug Riddle, Ph.D.
San Diego, CA

Marian N. Ruderman, Ph.D.
Greensboro, NC

Distinguished Associates

HONORARY GOVERNOR & CHAIRMAN

William C. Friday
1976-1996

PAST PRESIDENTS

John W. Red, Jr.
1970-1981

Kenneth E. Clark, Ph.D.
1981-1985

Walter F. Ulmer, Jr.
1985-1994

Robert J. Lee, Ph.D.
1994-1997

John R. Alexander
1997-2007

HONORARY SENIOR FELLOWS

Barry Berglund, MPA
James S. Bruce
David P. Campbell, Ph.D.
Roger Conway, D.P.A.
David L. DeVries, Ph.D.
Robert C. Dorn, Ph.D.
Wilfred H. Drath III
Karen Dyer, Ph.D.
Robert C. Ginnett, Ph.D.
Stanley S. Gryskiewicz, Ph.D.
Victoria Guthrie
Robert E. Kaplan, Ph.D.
Roger T. Kelley
Robert J. Lee, Ph.D.
Carole A. Leland, Ph.D.
Michael M. Lombardo, Ed.D.
Ann M. Morrison
Russ Moxley
David M. Noer, D.B.A.
Luke Novelli, Ph.D.
Gary Rhodes
William W. Sternbergh
Ellen Van Velsor, Ph.D.

HONORARY SENIOR SCIENTIST

Kenneth E. Clark, Ph.D.
(1914-2000)
Smith Richardson Senior Scientist
Naples, FL