David L. Grange
David L. Grange is the CEO of Pharm-Olam International, LLC, which provides a full range of clinical support to pharma and bio-tech companies. Pharm-Olam is headquartered in Houston, Texas and operates globally with regional offices in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and Bracknell, United Kingdom. Mr. Grange departed PPDI (Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc.), a clinical research organization, in 2011 as CEO and as a member of the Board of Directors since 2003. As CEO he was responsible for the oversight of company clinical and laboratory operations and personnel in over 100 countries with 10,500 employees providing clinical and laboratory services to the majority of the top global pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as government health and research organizations. Prior to joining PPDI, Mr. Grange served in the McCormick Foundation for 9.5 years, as President and Chief Executive Officer and earlier as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. The Foundation, one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the United States, works to advance the ideals of a free, democratic society by investing in children, communities, and country, and has granted more than $1.5 billion to organizations across the nation. Mr. Grange served 30 years in the U.S. Army, leading from platoon through division level, with a decorated military career. His final assignments before retiring were commanding peace support operations in the Balkans. Following 9-11, Mr. Grange was a national security consultant for CNN, CBS, and WGN. He regularly speaks and writes for a variety of companies and government institutions on leadership, organizational effectiveness, disaster preparedness, citizenship, Veterans issues, and foreign relations at home and abroad. Mr. Grange holds a bachelor’s degree from North Georgia College and a master’s in public service from Western Kentucky University. In addition, he is the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Human Letters degrees from both Johnson & Wales University and from Aurora University. Mr. Grange serves on the boards of the Gettysburg Foundation, Keranetics, the Boy Scouts Council, Therimunex, and Pharm-Olam International.