Luther H. Hodges Jr.

Mr. Hodges is active investor and champion of economic development.  He is the former Chairman of the Board of North Carolina National Bank (currently Bank of America), Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The College of Santa Fe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Washington Bancorporation, Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Deputy Secretary of Commerce for North Carolina.  Mr. Hodges has held faculty positions in the school of business at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, and the University of New Mexico.  He has made numerous life science investments and has served on the Board of Directors Piedmont Pharmaceuticals.