1. About


Board of Directors

The Noble Research Institute is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board charts the strategic direction of the institution, focuses the organization to carry out its charitable purposes, acts as good stewards of the Noble Research Institute's resources, and conducts and supports activities in accordance with the vision of founder Lloyd Noble.

The majority of the Board is composed of Lloyd Noble's descendants. Members include:

Dr. D. Randolph Brown, Jr.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Susan Brown
Dallas, Texas

James Day
Fort Worth, Texas

Jim Day
Sugar Land, Texas

Ginger Heckman
Atlanta, Georgia

Vivian Noble DuBose
Atlanta, Georgia

Sam DuBose
Atlanta, Georgia

Bill Goddard
Ardmore, Oklahoma

Shelley Dru Mullins
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Jessie Nance
Ardmore, Oklahoma

Cody Noble
Ardmore, Oklahoma

Russell Noble
Ardmore, Oklahoma

Marianne Rooney
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Patrick Rooney
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Jack Waldo
Little Rock, Arkansas

Stephen F. Young
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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 Applied Agricultural Systems and Stewardship

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

Jill Wallace
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Zengyu Wang, Ph.D.
Director of Research Core Facilities