Board of Directors

BTI maintains a Board of Directors of no less than 12 and no more than 25, with four to five members having been nominated by the President of Cornell from within the university family, as mandated by the BTI Bylaws and the affiliation agreement with Cornell University.

Rob Canizares

Roberto Cañizares, M.B.A.

Retired – President, MSA International
MSA Safety Inc.
Gibsonia, PA

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Lourdes Casanova, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer of Management and Gail and Roberto Cañizares Director of Emerging Markets Institute
S.C. Johnson School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

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Paul Chomet, Ph.D.

Chomet Consulting LLC
Groton, CT

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Peter Cornelius, Ph.D.

Managing Director
AlpInvest Partners/The Carlyle Group
New York, NY

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Ian Gazard

Startup Investor
Board Member, Alliance for Science
New York, NY

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Mary Lou Guerinot, Ph.D.

Ronald and Deborah Harris Professor in the Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH

Benjamin Houlton

Benjamin Houlton, Ph.D.

Ronald P. Lynch Dean, Office of the Dean
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Professor, Department of Global Development
Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Ithaca, NY

Stacy Kimmel

Senior Vice President
Research & Development
Newark, NJ

Bridget Krieger

Senior Principal
Lewis-Burke Associates LLC
Washington DC

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Eric Lyons

Associate Professor – The School of Plant Sciences, iPlant Collaborative
NSF Rotating Program Director
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
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Katherine McComas, Ph.D.

​Vice Provost for Engagement and Land-Grant Affairs, Office of the Provost
Professor, Department of Communication
Cornell University

Mark W. Nelson, Ph.D.

S.C. Johnson Family Professor of Management
Professor of Accounting
Samuel Curtis Johnson School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Melinda R. Oakes

Executive Director
Triad Foundation, Inc.
Ithaca, NY

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Roy H. Park, Jr.

President and CEO Park Outdoor Advertising of New York, Inc.
President and Chairman Triad Foundation, Inc.
Ithaca, NY

Silvia Restrepo

President, Professor, Boyce Thompson Institute
Ithaca, NY

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Sally Rockey,  Ph.D

Chief Executive Officer
Rockey Consulting
Washington, DC

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Jocelyn Rose, Ph.D.

Director, School of Integrative Plant Science
Barbara McClintock Professor, Plant Biology
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
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Oliver W. Schulze, M.B.A.

Curo Pet Care
San Francisco, CA

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Margaret Smith, Ph.D. 

Associate Dean and Director, Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics
Professor, Department of Global Development
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

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Charles H. Trautmann, Ph.D.

Adj. Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Psychology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

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