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2019 Institutional Governance

2019 Institutional Governance for the Noble Research Institute

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Role of the Member/Manager

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

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation provides the leadership for 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 Noble Research Institute’s strategic plan.

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, as the member/manager of Noble Research Institute, and the employees of Noble Research Institute acknowledge and agree that the following principles apply to our association with and the activities we conduct on behalf of Noble Research Institute:

  1. Noble Research Institute exists because of the vision and generosity of our founder, Lloyd Noble.
  2. We are stewards of the resources and the vision of Lloyd Noble.
  3. Our conduct will be fair and honest, and our activities will adhere to the purposes for which Noble Research Institute was established.

Corporate Documents

The organization’s current articles of organization and operating agreement can be found at

Annual Internal Revenue Service Informational Return

Noble Research Institute, LLC annually files a 990-PF informational return with the Internal Revenue Service. Noble Research Institute’s current 990-PF may be downloaded at Historical returns for Noble Research Institute are available at

Institutional Donor list

Greater than $5,000

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
Kirkpatrick Foundation
Georgia Pecan Nursery

Less than $5,000

Alexis Carter-Black
Brent Keck
Oklahoma FFA Foundation
Orscheln Farm & Home

Leadership Team

Steve Rhines
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

Charlie Canny
Director of Facilities

Melanie Davis
Director of Enterprise Systems
and Informatics

Gayle Donica
Director of Human Resources

Jeff Moen
General Counsel and
Director of Government Affairs

Michael Udvardi, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer

A. Jill Wallace
Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer

Governing Body — The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

The governing body acts and carries out its duties and responsibilities through its board of directors:

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

Susan Brown, Chair
Dallas, Texas

James Day
Fort Worth, Texas

Sam DuBose*
Atlanta, Georgia

Vivian Noble DuBose
Atlanta, Georgia

Bill Goddard
Ardmore, Oklahoma

Ginger Heckman
Atlanta, Georgia

Jessie Nance
Ardmore, Oklahoma

Cody Noble
Ardmore, Oklahoma

Russell Noble
Ardmore, Oklahoma

Marianne Rooney
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Lars Noble*
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Patrick Rooney*
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Jack Waldo
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Stephen F. Young
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

*Advisory Member


Steve Rhines
President and CEO

J. Adam Calaway

Rachael Davis
Graphic Designer

Courtney Leeper
Writer/Copy Editor

Rob Mattson

Tim Woodruff
Web Version

Sarah Richardson
Financial Report

Shannon Steele
Donor Report


Noble Research Institute, LLC
2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401

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