The Kenan Institute Director’s Council serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas among corporate executives, academic researchers and leading policymakers committed to leveraging private enterprise for the public good.
Through a variety of conferences, symposia, expert speakers and closed-door roundtable discussions, the institute connects Director’s Council members and institutions to generate a deep understanding of the most important opportunities and challenges facing the global economy. These events foster dialogue on actionable, research-based ideas to influence policy and improve the lives of people around the world.
In addition to these events, Director’s Council members are invited to join Kenan Institute staff and research fellows in the field to see how our work is improving communities in North Carolina and beyond.
Director’s Council participation supports the institute’s core initiatives in entrepreneurship, dynamic economies and global commerce by funding programs, research and graduate student fellows.
Lee S. Ainslie
Managing Partner, Maverick Capital Management LLC
George T. Brady III
Partner, Parker Poe
Charles R. Brindell
Chairman & CEO, Mill Creek Residential Trust, LLC
Susan E. Cates
Former Chief Operating Officer, 2U, Inc.
Sanford A. Cockrell
National Managing Partner, U.S CFO Program and Global Leader CFO Program, Deloitte LLP
Ross M. Cowan
Senior Managing Director, Cowan Company LLC
Donna J. Dean
Chief Investment Officer, Rockefeller Foundation
Steven M. Durham
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Deborah H. Ellis
Time Warner Inc., (retired)
R. K. Griffin
President and Chief Operating Officer (retired), BioMed Realty
William R. Hackney
Senior Partner, Atlanta Capital Management Company
Mary Moore Hamrick
National Managing Principal, Public Policy, Grant Thornton LLP
Rolf K. Hoffmann
SVP US Commercial Operations (retired), Amgen
Leo S. Horey
Chief Administrative Officer, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
Bobby G. Jenkins
Chief Financial Officer, Silverchair Science + Communications Inc.
Lynn D. Lewis
Chief Commercial Officer, Envigo
Partner, Deloitte, LLP
William M. Matthews
President, WMM Company Inc
Paul F. McBride
Senior Vice President, HR, Black & Decker Corporation
John S. McColl
Executive Vice President, Cousins Properties Inc.
William O. McCoy
Partner, Franklin Street Partners
Bruce B. McNair
Principal, Avison Young
Nancy S. Millett
Partner, Deloitte LLP
Everette E. Mills
Chief Financial Officer (retired), Macfield Texturing
Steve M. Moore
William M. Moore
Founder & CEO (retired), Trident Financial Corp
C. M. Nassif
CPA, C Martin Nassif CPA
Earl N. Phillips
Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean (retired), U.S. Ambassador
Charles M. Reeves III
President, Reeves Properties
Zachary T. Rike
Founder, ZTR Enterprises LLC
William L. Rogers
Founder and Chairman, TexWest LLC
Charles E. Sams, Jr.
Former Chairman (retired), Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Robert E. Scheppegrell
Senior Vice President, Customer Solutions, Lincoln Financial Group
Kevin S. Smith
Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Group
William N. Starling
CEO, Managing Director, Synecor, Synergy Life Science Partners
John L. Townsend
Former Senior Advisor (retired), Tiger Management LLC
Senior Vice President, Fidelity Investments
Vanessa A. Wittman
Chief Financial Officer (retired), Dropbox
William J. Wolf
Chief Human Resources Officer, Santander
H.O. Woltz III
Chairman, President & CEO, Insteel Industries Inc.
Robert G. Wright
Global Head of Private Wealth Mgmt., Goldman Sachs