Board of Advisors

The Kenan Institute Board of Advisors Board offers their expertise and guidance to the Institute’s faculty and staff.  The Board meets biannually to review the Institute’s operations and programming.  Members represents a wide range of constituencies from business, entrepreneurship, government, university, investor, research communities, sport as well as the public. The Dean of Kenan-Flagler Business School serves as Chairman of the Board.


DeLisa Alexander

Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer, Red Hat

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Ruben Carbonell

Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NC State University

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Donald Cogsville

CEO, The Cogsville Group, LLC

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Donald Dwight

Executive Tax Director, EY

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Barbara Entwisle

Kenan Distinguished Professor & Vice Chancellor for Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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E. Wayne Holden

President & CEO, RTI International

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Kel Landis

Principal & Co-Founder, Plexus Capital

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Charles Merritt

Professor of the Practice and Social Entrepreneur in Residence, Department of Economics at UNC-CH

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Marc R. Paul

Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP

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Dwayne Keith Pigues

Dean of the School of Business & tenured Professor of Management, North Carolina Central University

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Karen A. Popp

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

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Joan Siefert Rose

President, Council for Economic Development (CED)

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Thom Ruhe

President & CEO, NC IDEA

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Douglas A. Shackelford

Dean and Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation, Kenan-Flagler Business School
dean@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

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Christy Shaffer

Venture Partner & Managing Director, Hatteras Discovery

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Amit Singh

Co-Founder, Spectraforce Technologies Inc

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Eric Toone

Vice Provost & Director, Duke University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative

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