Skip Gilliland, Founder and President of The Skip & Susan Gilliland Foundation, joined the Discovery Institute board in 2008. He is the co-founder of Geodax Technology, Inc., a nuclear medicine technology company based in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Gilliland served as the company's Chief Technical Officer from its founding in 1985 until 2004. In 2001, the company was named by the Triad Business Journal (a local business and trade publication) as one of the fastest growing companies in the region. Prior to founding Geodax, Mr. Gilliland worked for the Carolina Power & Light Company in its nuclear power generation division.
In addition to his duties with the Gilliland Foundation, Skip currently serves on the board of Westchester Country Day School (a private college prep academy) in Davidson County, North Carolina, where he coaches baseball and works as a substitute teacher in math, physics and biology.
Mr. Gilliland received his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1978. He is an avid flier and aircraft owner, and is certified as a commercial/airline transport pilot. He resides in High Point, North Carolina with Susan, his wife of 25 years, and their five children ages 11 to 23.