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Our Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board Members

Andrew Bass, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Research,
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Alan J. Biloski, Ph.D.
Brock Capital Group LLC
New York, NY

Kathryn Boor, Ph.D.
Ronald P. Lynch Dean,
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Peter Bruns, Ph.D.
Retired, Vice President Grants and Special Programs,
Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
Chevy Chase, MD

Thomas Burr, Ph.D.
Director, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station,
Geneva, NY

Paul Chomet, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Monsanto Co.,
Mystic, CT

Ezra Cornell
President, Cornell Pochily Investment Advisors,
Inc., Ithaca, NY

William E. Fry, Ph.D.
Dean of Faculty,
Dept. Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology,
Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY

Gregory Galvin, Ph.D.
President and CEO,
Rheonix, Inc.,
Ithaca, NY

Mary Lou Guerinot, Ph.D.
Ronald and Deborah Harris Professor in the Sciences,
Department of Biological Sciences,
Dartmouth College,
Hanover, NH

Gregory J. Hartz
President and CEO,
Tompkins Trust Company,
Ithaca, NY

Roy H. Park, Jr.
President & CEO,
Park Outdoor Advertising of New York, Inc.,
Ithaca, NY

Laura A. Philips, Ph.D., MBA
CEO, WellGen, Inc.,
New York, NY

Pamela C. Ronald, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center,
Director, Laboratory for Crop Genetics Innovation and Scientific Literacy (CGI)
University of California,
Davis, CA

Kira S. Sheinerman, Ph.D.
Managing Director,
Burrill & Company,
New York, NY

David B. Stern, Ph.D.
President, Boyce Thompson Institute,
Ithaca, NY

Crispin Taylor, Ph.D.
Executive Director,
American Society of Plant Biologists,
Rockville, MD

As mandated by the affiliation agreement with Cornell University, BTI maintains a Board of Directors of no less than twelve and no more than sixteen, with four members having been nominated by the President of Cornell from within the university family.

Emeritus Directors

Emeritus Directors

Evelyn Berezin
East Setauket, NY

Mary E. Clutter
Washington, DC

Ralph W.F. Hardy
President Emeritus, BTI
West Chester, PA

Paul H. Hatfield
St. Louis, MO

Paul F. Hoffman
Selah, WA

Christian C. Hohenlohe
Washington, DC

Robert M. Pennoyer
New York, NY

Ralph S. Quatrano
Spencer T. Olin Professor and Chairman
St. Louis, MO

Please send corrections/changes to Vanessa Greenlee (vrg23@cornell.edu) (607) 254-1300

Officers

Officers

Ezra Cornell, Chair
President, Cornell Pochily Investment Advisors, Inc., Ithaca, NY

Roy H. Park, Jr., Co-Vice Chair
President and CEO, Park Outdoor Advertising of New York, Inc., Ithaca, NY

Laura A. Philips, Ph.D., Co-Vice Chair
New York, NY

David B. Stern, Ph.D., President
President and CEO, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research (BTI), Ithaca, NY

Eric Richards, Ph.D., Vice President for Research
BTI, Ithaca, NY

Sophia Darling, Vice President for Finance, Treasurer
BTI, Ithaca, NY

Bridget Rigas, Vice President for Communications and Development
BTI, Ithaca, NY

Joan Curtiss, Vice President for Operations
BTI, Ithaca, NY

Vanessa Greenlee, Secretary
BTI, Ithaca, NY

Jane Calder, Assistant Secretary
BTI, Ithaca, NY