The Institute is advised by a Faculty Advisory Committee drawn from across the university, and by a Board of Visitors composed of distinguished Carolina alumni and friends with extensive environmental experience.

Reginald Ronald Holley (Chair)
Principal
The Longmire Group, LLC
Southport, NC

Nancy Hanes White (Vice Chair)
Raleigh, NC

Rye Barcott
Double Time Capital
Charlotte, NC

Philip Blumenthal
Executive Director
Blumenthal Foundation
Charlotte, NC

Cari Boyce
Vice President Environmental Policy
Duke Energy

Kirk Bradley
Lee-Moore Oil Company
Sanford, NC

F. Bryan Brice, Jr.
Raleigh, NC

William Clarke
Partner
Roberts & Stevens
Asheville, NC

Ann Colley
Executive Director and Vice President
The Moore Charitable Foundation
New York, NY

Christopher J. Daggett
President and CEO
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Morristown, NJ

Thomas F. Darden
Managing Director
Cherokee Investment Partners
Raleigh, NC

William E. Easterling III
Dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Bill Eichbaum
Vice President of Marine and Arctic Policy and U.S. Government Relations
World Wildlife Fund
Washington, D.C.

Conor Farese
San Francisco, CA

Jeffrey R. Garwood
Liberation Capital, LLC
Charlotte, NC

Charles T. Hagan III
Partner
Hagan Davis Mangum Barrett Langley & Hale, PLLC
Greensboro, NC

Mary L. Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

William E. Hollan, Jr.
Winston Salem, NC

James Y. Kerr II
Executive Vice President General Counsel and Chief Compliance Office
Southern Company

R. Michael Leonard
Partner
Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice
Winston-Salem, NC

Steve Levitas (Chair Emeritus)
Partner
Kilpatrick Stockton
Raleigh, NC

Chuck McGrady
Representative
NC House of Representatives
Hendersonville, NC

Todd Miller
Director
North Carolina Coastal Federation
Ocean, NC

William A. Pizer
Professor
Sanford School of Public Policy
Faculty Fellow
Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions – Duke University

John Preyer
President and COO
Restoration Systems, LLC
Raleigh, NC

Douglas Rader
Chief Ocean Scientist
Environmental Defense Fund
Raleigh, NC

J. Adam Rigsbee
Riverbank Ecosystems
Austin, TX

David H. Ruffin
Partner
Credit Risk Management
Raleigh, NC

Christopher Glenn Sawyer (Chair Emeritus)
Alston & Bird, L.L.P.
Atlanta, GA

Frances Seymour
Senior Fellow
Center for Global Development
Washington, D.C.

Tom Valone
Great Outdoor Provision Company
Raleigh, NC

Cathy Wilhelm
Chief Administrative Officer
Strata Solar
Chapel Hill, NC

Rhem Wooten
Managing Director
Hannon Armstrong
Harwood, MD