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

Vice Admiral Cutler Dawson, (USN Ret.)

Chairman

Vice Admiral Cutler Dawson, (USN Ret.)

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

Scott Bohannon, PhD

Scott Bohannon, PhD

President & CEO of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)®

Elaine Biech

Elaine Biech

President & Managing Principal, ebb associates inc.,
Norfolk, VA

Pamela Davies, PhD

Pamela Davies, PhD

President Emeritus, Queens University, Charlotte, NC

Chris Ernst, PhD

Chris Ernst, PhD

Chief Learning Officer, Workday,
San Francisco, CA

Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr. (USN Ret.)

Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr. (USN Ret.)

Colorado Springs, CO

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

Heesun Lho

Heesun Lho

Director of Programs, Tory Burch Foundation,
New York, NY

Rafat Malik

Rafat Malik

Board Member/Former VP & Dean Center for Governance LLC/STC Academy

Jay Morris, PhD

Jay Morris, PhD

Principal, Westbury Consulting LLC, New Haven, CT

Karen McNeil-Miller, EdD

Karen McNeil-Miller, EdD

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

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.)

President & CEO, CADCA, Alexandria, VA

Nicolas Richardson

Nicolas Richardson

Managing Director, AFI Capital Partners, Seattle, WA

Peter L. Richardson

Peter L. Richardson

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

Martin Schneider

Martin Schneider

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

Jian-Ye Wang, PhD

Jian-Ye Wang, PhD

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

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

David E. Dines
Chief Financial Officer
Cargill
Wayzata, MN

Mona Edwards
Founder and Owner
LIFT Coaching and Consulting
Greensboro, NC

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

Executive Team & Senior Fellows

Executive Leadership Team

Scott Bohannon, PhD
President & CEO

David G. Altman, PhD
Chief Research & Innovation Officer

Liz Cope
Chief Marketing Officer

Lynn Fick-Cooper
Chief Equity & Societal Impact Officer

Michael DePass
Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Fara Francis
Chief Information Officer

Jeff Howard
Vice President, Global Portfolio & Leadership Solutions

Renee Hultin
Chief Commercial Impact Officer

Hamish Madan
Vice President & Managing Director, EMEA

Elisa Mallis
Vice President & Managing Director, APAC

Stephen Martin
Chief of Staff

Deirdre G. Robinson
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, PhD
Greensboro, NC

Jean Leslie, MA
Greensboro, NC

Distinguished Associates

Honorary Governor & Chairman

William C. Friday
1976-1996

Past Presidents

John W. Red, Jr.
1970-1981

Kenneth E. Clark, PhD
1981-1985

Walter F. Ulmer, Jr.
1985-1994

Robert J. Lee, PhD
1994-1997

John R. Alexander
1997-2007

John R. Ryan
2007-2022

Honorary Senior Fellows

Barry Berglund, MPA
James S. Bruce
Roger Conway, DPA
David L. DeVries, PhD
Wilfred H. Drath III
Karen Dyer, PhD
Robert C. Ginnett, PhD
Stanley S. Gryskiewicz, PhD
Victoria Guthrie
David M. Horth
Robert E. Kaplan, PhD
Roger T. Kelley
Carole A. Leland, PhD
Michael M. Lombardo, EdD
Jennifer Martineau, PhD
Cindy McCauley, PhD
John B. McGuire
Ann M. Morrison
Russ Moxley
David M. Noer, DBA
Luke Novelli, PhD
Chuck Palus, PhD
Gary Rhodes
Doug Riddle, PhD
Marian N. Ruderman, PhD
William W. Sternbergh
Ellen Van Velsor, PhD

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