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Governance

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)® has 2 governing bodies — the Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees. 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 CCL.

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. We also have a number of Distinguished Associates.

Our Board of Governors

Odd Ingar Skaug

Chairman

Odd Ingar Skaug

Former President & Group CEO, Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA, Hoevik, Norway

Vice Admiral John R. Ryan, (USN Ret.)

CCL President & CEO

Vice Admiral John R. Ryan, (USN Ret.)

CCL President & CEO Greensboro, NC

Emily C. Chiu

Emily C. Chiu

Corporate Development, Square, San Francisco, CA

Pamela Davies, Ph.D.

Pamela Davies, Ph.D.

President Emeritus, Queens University, Charlotte, NC

Vice Admiral Cutler Dawson, (USN Ret.)

Vice Admiral Cutler Dawson, (USN Ret.)

Former President & CEO, Navy Federal Credit Union, Vienna, VA

Archana Gilravi

Archana Gilravi

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

James A. Hoffman

James A. Hoffman

Partner, Hoffman Koenig Hering, Greensboro, NC

Sachit Jain

Sachit Jain

Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Vardhman Special Steels, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Karen McNeil-Miller, Ph.D.

Karen McNeil-Miller, Ph.D.

President & CEO, The Colorado Health Foundation, Denver, CO

Prof. Hans Peter Mengele

Prof. Hans Peter Mengele

President, German Leadership Award Association, Karlsruhe, Germany

Sue Pittacora

Sue Pittacora

Vice President, Analytics & Finance/Technology, Heartland Consultants Inc., Chicago, IL

General Barrye L. Price, Ph.D. (US Army Ret.)

General Barrye L. Price, Ph.D. (US Army Ret.)

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, CADCA, Alexandria, VA

Steven S. Reinemund

Steven S. Reinemund

Denver, CO

Nicolas Richardson

Nicolas Richardson

Managing Director, AFI Capital Partners, Seattle, WA

Peter L. Richardson

Peter L. Richardson

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

Tyler Richardson

Tyler Richardson

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

Martin Schneider

Martin Schneider

Former Vice President & Global CIO, VF Corp., Summerfield, NC

Jian-Ye Wang, Ph.D.

Jian-Ye Wang, Ph.D.

Dean & Professor of Economics, Guangzhou Institute of International Finance, Guangzhou, China

Board of Trustees

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

Emily C. Chiu
Corporate Development
Square
San Francisco, CA

Vice Admiral Cutler Dawson, (USN Ret.)
Former President & CEO
Navy Federal Credit Union
Vienna, VA

David E. Dines
Chief Financial Officer
Cargill
Wayzata, MN

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

L. Richardson Preyer, Jr.
Agent
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 & Group CEO
Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA
Hoevik, Norway

Executive Team & Senior Fellows

Executive Leadership Team

John R. Ryan
President & CEO

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

Kevin Briody
Vice President, Global Marketing

Lynn Fick-Cooper
Vice President & Managing Director, Societal Advancement

Cheryl Flink
Vice President, Global Leadership Research & Analytics

Jeff Howard
Vice President, Global Portfolio & Leadership Solutions

Renee Hultin
Senior Vice President, Americas

Hamish Madan
Vice President & Managing Director, EMEA

Elisa Mallis
Vice President & Managing Director, APAC

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

Kent Price
Chief Human Resources Officer

Shaurav Sen
Vice President, Partnerships & Innovation

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

Senior Fellows

John Fleenor, Ph.D.
Greensboro, NC

Jean Leslie, M.A.
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
Roger Conway, D.P.A.
David L. DeVries, Ph.D.
Wilfred H. Drath III
Karen Dyer, Ph.D.
Robert C. Ginnett, Ph.D.
Stanley S. Gryskiewicz, Ph.D.
Victoria Guthrie
David M. Horth
Robert E. Kaplan, Ph.D.
Roger T. Kelley
Carole A. Leland, Ph.D.
Michael M. Lombardo, Ed.D.
Jennifer Martineau, Ph.D.
Cindy McCauley, Ph.D.
John B. McGuire
Ann M. Morrison
Russ Moxley
David M. Noer, D.B.A.
Luke Novelli, Ph.D.
Gary Rhodes
Doug Riddle, Ph.D.
Marian N. Ruderman, Ph.D.
William W. Sternbergh
Ellen Van Velsor, Ph.D.

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