IDB Senior Team

MG Jim Hodge, USA (Ret)
General Hodge is President of the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) and is Executive Director of the Center of Excellence in Logistics and Technology (LOGTECH) at UNC Chapel Hill.
Contact: Hodge(at)
Brewer 8.2012 web.jpg Col Ted A. Brewer, USAF (Ret.)
Senior Vice President
Colonel Brewer is Senior Vice President and Executive Secretary of the Institute for Defense and Business and is extensively involved in all of the programmatic offerings and operations of the Institute. 
Contact: Brewer(at)
Carpenter 8.2012 web.jpg Andrea L. Carpenter
Vice President, Finance and Administration Ms. Carpenter is responsible for the financial operations and human resources functions.
Contact: Carpenter(at)
Buzzi 8.2012 web.jpg William P. Buzzi, J.D.
Program Director
Mr. Buzzi currently directs the Executive level LOGTECH programs as well as a number of other IDB program initiatives including MedLog21: Medical Logistics for the 21st Century. 
Contact: Buzzi.CTR(at)
Litt 8.2012 web.jpg Ambassador (Ret.) David C. Litt
Executive Director, Center for Stabilization and Economic Reconstruction (CSER) Ambassador Litt (Ret.) is Executive Director of the IDB’s Center for Stabilization and Economic Reconstruction (CSER). 
Contact: Litt(at)
Mann 8.2012 web.jpg Ronald W. Mann, Jr.
Operations and Program Manager Mr. Mann is responsible for the operational planning and execution of many of IDB's cross-program functions, special events, and new initiatives.  
Contact: Mann(at)
Noah 8.2012 web.jpg Van W. Noah, P.E.
Program Director 
Mr. Noah is the Program Director for the IU-IDB MBA and the Advanced LOGTECH executive course as well as the Life Cycle Executive Leadership Program (LCELP).  He is also responsible for research and other special programs and projects for the Institue for Defense and Business. 
Contact: Noah(at)
Sturgeon 8.2012 web.jpg LtCol Arthur T. "Ted" Sturgeon Jr., USMC (Ret.)
Program Director
Colonel Sturgeon currently directs the Depot Arsenal Executive Leadership Program (DAELP), the Motor Vehicle High Performance Capabilities Project (MVHPC), as well as a number of other program initiatives for the Institute for Defense and Business.  
Contact: Sturgeon(at)
Warner 8.2012 web.jpg Zebrina Leung Warner
Program Director
Mrs. Warner manages the IU-IDB MBA Program, the UNC-IDB Strategic Studies Fellows Program, and the IU-IDB Strategic Studies Fellows Program. She also oversees and guides several marketing efforts, as well as manages the IDB Executive Fellows Program.  
Contact: Warner(at)
whybark.jpg Dr. Clay Whybark, Ph.D.
Senior Academic Advisor
Dr. Whybark serves as Academic Advisor for IU-IDB MBA and other IDB programs. He is a Macon G. Patton Distinguished Professor of operations, technology and innovation management.
worsham Robert (Bob) Worsham
Senior Account Manager, Private Sector
Mr. Worsham is responsible for developing new and managing existing relationships with private sector and government organizations. Through these relationships, he works to match IDB educational opportunities with identified professional development needs among partner organizations. 
Contact: Worsham.CTR(at)


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