Atlantic Legal Foundation Chairman & President Hayward D. Fisk is especially pleased to announce the appointment of Jacob Traverse to ALF’s distinguished Advisory Council. Jacob succeeds Joe Annotti as the President & CEO of the Center for Truth in Science and as its representative on ALF’s Advisory Council. The Center shares ALF’s mission for sound science in American jurisprudence. While having accepted another challenging CEO position, Joe remains on the Board of the Center.
In his appointment of Traverse to ALF’s Advisory Council, Chairman Fisk affirmed: “I’m especially enthusiastic re your joining our ALF team and expect significant synergy will derive from our organizations having joined forces in collaboration … excellence and integrity in research and communications on critical science issues from the Center’s perspective and high level effective litigation expertise and experience from ALF’s … a dynamic combination at the intersection of science, justice, and the economy.”
Before joining the Center, Traverse built a career finding ways to translate scientific discoveries from the lab into new products for emerging bio-based value chains which supply food, fuel, chemicals, and medical products that improve lives around the world.
He spent the first half of his career as a scientist and business professional in the biotech, pharmaceutical development, and crop research industries, applying his technical and commercial expertise to bring complex and highly regulated products to market.
His career has been a nonstop effort to support research, develop emerging industry sectors, drive innovation, and foster strategic collaborations between diverse stakeholders and decision makers at the intersection of health, life science, food and nutrition, and agriculture—all in the name of helping our growing world stay fed, fueled, and healthy. Traverse earned an MBA, Professional Science Masters of Microbial Biotechnology (PSM-MMB), and bachelor’s degree in botany from North Carolina State University and remains a member of his alma mater’s College of Agriculture & Life Science Alumni Board and Masters of Microbial Biotechnology (MMB) Industry Advisory Board. He currently resides in North Carolina with his family including two young and infinitely curious kids.