Board of Visitors (BOV)

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.

  • Christopher Glenn Sawyer, Chair, Alston & Bird, L.L.P., Atlanta, GA
  • Reginald R. Holley, Vice Chair, Southport, NC
  • Fred Anderson, Senior Strategic Advisor, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Washington, DC
  • 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
  • Betsy Chaffin, Okatie, SC
  • 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, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Pennsylvania State University
  • Bill Eichbaum, Vice President of Marine and Arctic Policy and U.S. Government Relations at the 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
  • Henry Lancaster, President, Lancaster, Craig and Associates, Raleigh, NC
  • R. Michael Leonard, Partner, Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Steve Levitas, Partner, Kilpatrick Stockton, Raleigh, NC
  • Todd Miller, Director, North Carolina Coastal Federation, Ocean, NC
  • Jim Parrott, Parrott Farms, Kinston, NC
  • William A. Pizer, Associate Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy and 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
  • The Honorable Ruth Culbertson Samuelson, Representative, North Carolina General Assembly, Charlotte, NC
  • Tom Valone, Great Outdoor Provision Company, Raleigh, NC
  • Nancy Hanes White, Raleigh, NC
  • Larry Band, Director, Institute for the Environment (ex-officio)