Executives-in-Residence

The Executive-in-Residence program allows students to learn from leaders in their fields who have a lifetime of experience in the corporate world. These senior executives teach classes and maintain a constant presence on campus, imparting real-life professional insights to students in an academic setting and sharing their successes and missteps.


Barbara Biehner Barbara Biehner Barb Biehner joined the university as the Director of External Programs for the Cameron School of Business in 2006 following an extensive career in health care administration. She has more than 25 years experience as the COO or CEO of hospitals as well as Senior Vice President of a specialty pharmaceutical company. She is also a member of the Cameron Executive Network and the Resume Assistance Program.
David Jessen David Jessen David Jessen joined the Department of Accountancy and Business Law in August 2008 after a 35-year career in public accounting. David worked for the national accounting firm Ernst & Young for most of his career. He also worked with large pharmaceutical, biotech, manufacturing, telecom and real estate companies. Examples include Glaxo Smith Kline, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Trimeris Pharmaceuticals and Inspire Pharmaceuticals. He still serves on the Board of Directors for Wake Med Hospitals in Raleigh and the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation in Raleigh. David is a licensed CPA and received his accounting degree from the University of New Mexico. He also completed an Executive Development Program at Harvard University.
Lucian (Skip) Jones Lucian (Skip) Jones Skip Jones has been a lecturer at CSB since August 1998. He is also Co-Director of the Cameron Executive Network. He has served as Director and is on the Executive Committee and the Compensation and Governance Committee of The Nash Engineering Company. Previously, he was a partner at Shearman & Sterling in New York, NY. Skip was also an Instructor in Business Law at the University of Maryland in the Republic of Vietnam. He has been admitted as an attorney to the state bars of New York and North Carolina.
Dr. Richard Morrison Richard Morrison Richard G. Morrison, Ph.D., is a retired international executive of Eli Lilly and Company, a global pharmaceutical company. He was with Lilly for more than 30 years, living in eight different countries and having general management responsibilities for over 70 countries. Following his retirement from Lilly, Richard was the first person to become an Executive in Residence. He served in this position for six years, after which he retired (his second retirement). He returned in 2007 to teach International Business on a full-time basis and continues to do so, again as an Executive in Residence. Richard serves on the CSB Executive Advisory Board for several years as well as numerous U.S. and international corporation boards, university boards and community-related boards. He is married to the former Belinda Gray. They have four children and eight grandchildren, the oldest being a student at a UNCW.
Dr. Thomas Simpson Tom Simpson Dr. Thomas D. Simpson joined the Department of Economics and Finance after his retirement from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. He received his A.B. in economics from the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.Tom has focused his professional career on monetary policy and financial markets-serving as a senior official at the Federal Reserve Board and to the Federal Open Market Committee. He has been a resident advisor to the Central Bank of Russia and is a principal advisor to the Central Bank of Iraq. He has published articles in various professional journals and is author of "Money, Banking, and Economic Analysis."
Dr. Dick Verrone
Dr. Dick Verrone Prior to 1998 when he began teaching at CSB, Dick Verrone had a 30-year career in banking and financial services. He has published articles in the RMA Journal, American Banker, and Community Banking Quarterly and has also written two books on risk management. He has extensive speaking experience to national, regional and local groups of up to 400, including regulators and bank examiners. He is a retired Marine Corps officer with 20 years service.