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

Elaine Biech
CEO
ebb associates inc
Norfolk, VA

John D. Butler
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer
Textron Inc.
Warwick, RI

Emily C. Chiu
Corporate Development
Square
San Francisco, CA

Kimberly R. Cline, Ed.D
President
Long Island University
Mineola, NY

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

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

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

Cheryl Henry
President and Chief Operating Officer
Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc.
Winter Park, FL

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

Prof. Hans Peter Mengele
President
German Leadership Award Association 
Karlsruhe

Archana Ravichandran
Senor Director, Partner Solutions at Medallia
San Francisco, CA

Steve Reinemund
Former Dean
Wake Forest School of Business
Wake Forest University
Denver, CO

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

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

John D. Butler
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer
Textron Inc.
Warwick, RI

Eric R. Calhoun
Former President
Richardson Corporation
Greensboro, NC

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
Director
Privateer Holdings
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

David Dinwoodie, Ph.D.
Vice President, Leadership Solutions & Knowledge Sharing

Kris Downing
Vice President, Commercialization and Innovation

Thomas Goh, Ph.D.
Chief Client Officer and Managing Director APAC

Renee Hultin
Senior Vice President, Americas

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

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 McGuire
Colorado Springs, CO

Doug Riddle
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