Cape Fear Ocean Labs is rooted in South Eastern North Carolina and is supported by community leaders and organizations in the Cape Fear Region and beyond. Our community is critical to realizing our vision by providing valuable advice and volunteer services to advance our mission and programs.
Strategic Advisory Council
The CFOL Strategic Advisory Council includes business and community leaders who share the CFOL Vision and provide advice to the Board of Directors on business and technology strategy.
Chief Growth Officer at Starfish Enterprises, LLC
Founder and CEO, Kitepipe Boomi Integration Services
Founder and CEO, Futurist at TAO: Tethra Advisors and Officers
President and CEO, Dial Cordy Associates
Senior Scientific Technical Manager (SSTM) -Director of Rapid Prototyping & Experimentation – US Navy / NAVWAR / Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic
President M2Works LLC
Dr. Freda Porter
President of Porter Scientific Inc
– Managing Partner, Trident Advisors – Senior Managing Director, Boustead & Company
Academic Advisory Council
The CFOL Academic Advisory Council includes distinguished researchers and teachers who share CFOL’s interest in Blue Technology and Science and advise the Board of Directors on state of the art and advances in basic and applied science.
Dr. Michael Atkinson
NC A&T University, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Yesim Sireli
UNC Charlotte - Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Engineering Management