1. About



Noble Research Institute, LLC is an Oklahoma, nonprofit single-member limited liability company. The sole member/manager of the Noble Research Institute is The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation provides the leadership for the Noble Research Institute to carry out its charitable purposes, act as a good steward of its resources, and conduct and support its activities in accordance with the vision of founder Lloyd Noble. The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation further directs management to formalize and implement the Noble Research Institute’s strategic plan.  

Leadership Team

The management of Noble Research Institute comprises:

Bill Buckner
President and Chief Executive Officer

Elizabeth Aldridge
Corporate Secretary and
Executive Assistant to the President

Hugh Aljoe
Director of Producer Relations

J. Adam Calaway
Director of Communications and Public Relations

Charles Canny
Director of Facilities

Alexis Carter-Black
Director of Development and State-Community Relations

Billy Cook, Ph.D.
Director of Agricultural Systems Research and Technology

Melanie Davis
Director of Computing Services

Jeff Moen
Director of Strategic Alliances

Teal Pemberton
Director of Human Resources

Steven Rhines
Vice President, General Counsel and Director of Public Affairs

Michael Udvardi, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer

A. Jill Wallace
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Zengyu Wang, Ph.D.
Director of Core Research and Transformation