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Woodson, Alumni Land Spots on ‘Power 100’ List

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Chancellor Randy Woodson and a number of NC State alumni were named to Business North Carolina’s “Power 100” list, which, according to the magazine, cites “influential folks who are making a significant impact in their enterprises, industries and, in many cases, the broader community.”

The eight alumni on the list represent a variety of professions and academic backgrounds, from chef to engineer. Five additional NC State grads were named to the magazine’s supplemental “icons” list of senior business leaders. Check them out below:

John Atkins (Icon)
Architect, O’Brien/Atkins
Bachelor of Architecture, 1966

Harold Brubaker
Founder, Brubaker & Associates
Master of Economics, 1971

Jim Goodnight
CEO, SAS Institute
Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, 1965
Master of Experimental Statistics, 1968
Ph.D. in Statistics, 1972

Jim Hansen
Regional president, PNC Financial Services
Bachelor of Science in Business Management, 2000

Greg Hatem
Executive officer, Empire Properties
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, 1985

Vivian Howard
Restaurant owner, Chef and the Farmer, Boiler Room, Benny’s Big Time
TV personality, “A Chef’s Life”
Bachelor of Arts in English, 2000

Stan Kelly
CEO, Piedmont Triad Partnership
Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, 1980

Bobby Long (Icon)
Partner, Granville Capital
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 1977
Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, 1977

Wendell Murphy (Icon)
President, Murphy Family Ventures
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, 1960

Sepideh Saidi
CEO and president, SEPI Engineering and Construction
Bachelor of Science in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, 1985
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 1993

Tim Smith
Co-owner, Preston Development
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 1971

Jerry Wordsworth (Icon)
Chairman, MBM Corporation
Associate of Arts in Livestock Management and Technology, 1966

Smedes York (Icon)
Chairman, York Properties
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 1963
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, 2009