Mark Little

Executive Director, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

Mark Little, PhD, is Executive Director of the Kenan Institute. He is also the permanent Director of NCGrowth. In these roles, he manages institute operations, supports high-growth  entrepreneurs, helps communities grow and retain business, facilitates  strategic regional economic development, and researches solutions to pressing  energy, environment, and climate related problems.

Little brings to this position a broad, international background in environmental and earth science,  policy analysis, and renewable energy development. Immediately prior to joining  the institute, he served as a AAAS Congressional Science Fellow to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs.