Carl Kohrt

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Battelle Memorial Institute

Carl Kohrt

Carl Kohrt

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Battelle Memorial Institute

Overview
Career Highlights

Furman University
Battelle Memorial Institute
Battelle Corp.

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1568

Number of Boards

12

Birthday

1945 - Illinois

Age

74

Number of Awards

4

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Fund Advisor at Fletcher Spaght, Inc.

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Interim Dean of Faculty & James C. Self Professor of Business Administration at Furman University

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Former Senior Vice President at Battelle Memorial Institute

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County Council Member from District 24 at County of Greenville (South Carolina)

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Former Senior Vice President at Battelle Energy Alliance LLC

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Chief Operating Officer at Petroweb, Inc.

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Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary to the Battelle Board of Directors at Battelle Memorial Institute

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President at Furman University

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Executive Director, Health Education at Furman University

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Carl Kohrt
Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Battelle Memorial Institute
Education
M.M.S. in Management Science
Class of 1991

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry
Class of 1971

The University of Chicago's Office of Investments (COI) is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. COI oversees the broad investment strategy and provides input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.COI's approach seeks to evaluate the investment strategy as an integrated part of the operating plans of the University rather than in isolation and focuses the the University's overall success, not investment returns. The endowment is well-diversified across a variety of asset classes, including global stocks and bonds, real estate, natural resources, private equity, absolute return strategies and protection (tail-hedging strategies). Asset class exposure is achieved primarily by selecting and engaging external managers. COI manages the global macro and the overlay portfolio to ensure that the portfolio's overall positioning is compliance with the endowment's investment guidelines.COI's strategies for investing in the public markets include: Absolute Return, Private Debt, Fixed Income and Credit. and Global Equities.COI's real assets team invests globally in real estate and natural resources using outside managers. The real estate portfolio invests globally in value-added and opportunistic strategies using both private partnerships and public vehicles. The natural resources portfolio invests globally in strategies that include, but are not limited to: oil and gas exploration & production; power generation; infrastructure; timber; mining and minerals; and agriculture.

B.S. in Chemistry

Founded in 1826, Furman is the oldest private university in South Carolina. The school is named for Richard Furman, a clergyman considered the most important Baptist leader before the Civil War. Furman was pastor of the First Baptist Church in Charleston, S.C., and became the first president of the Triennial Convention, the first national body of Baptists in America. The South Carolina Baptist Convention established Furman’s original campus in Edgefield, S.C., but over the next three decades, the campus changed locations three times before arriving in downtown Greenville, S.C., in 1851. Originally founded as a men’s academy and theological institute, the theological school broke away from Furman in 1858 to become the Southern Baptist Seminary. In 1924, Furman was named one of four collegiate beneficiaries of the Duke Endowment. The Duke Endowment grants sustained Furman through the Great Depression, helped the university coordinate with Greenville Woman’s College in the 1930s, and bolstered the university’s effort to pursue a new campus location. Furman broke ground on its current location north of its home city in 1953. The school would also become independent in 1992, breaking ties with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Today, Furman’s 750-acre campus features an Asian garden, a replica of Henry David Thoreau’s cabin, the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, a Florentine bell tower, a spring-fed lake, 13 miles of paved trails through the woodlands and an 18-hole golf course. It’s not just the school’s beautiful location that makes Furman a great place to learn. Throughout the years, the university has worked to strengthen its residential campus community, rich student life, and rigorous academics.

Career History
Interim President
2013 - Prior

Founded in 1826, Furman is the oldest private university in South Carolina. The school is named for Richard Furman, a clergyman considered the most important Baptist leader before the Civil War. Furman was pastor of the First Baptist Church in Charleston, S.C., and became the first president of the Triennial Convention, the first national body of Baptists in America. The South Carolina Baptist Convention established Furman’s original campus in Edgefield, S.C., but over the next three decades, the campus changed locations three times before arriving in downtown Greenville, S.C., in 1851. Originally founded as a men’s academy and theological institute, the theological school broke away from Furman in 1858 to become the Southern Baptist Seminary. In 1924, Furman was named one of four collegiate beneficiaries of the Duke Endowment. The Duke Endowment grants sustained Furman through the Great Depression, helped the university coordinate with Greenville Woman’s College in the 1930s, and bolstered the university’s effort to pursue a new campus location. Furman broke ground on its current location north of its home city in 1953. The school would also become independent in 1992, breaking ties with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Today, Furman’s 750-acre campus features an Asian garden, a replica of Henry David Thoreau’s cabin, the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, a Florentine bell tower, a spring-fed lake, 13 miles of paved trails through the woodlands and an 18-hole golf course. It’s not just the school’s beautiful location that makes Furman a great place to learn. Throughout the years, the university has worked to strengthen its residential campus community, rich student life, and rigorous academics.

President & Chief Executive Officer
2001 - 2008

Every day, the people of Battelle Memorial Institute apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. Battelle is the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization, with over 22,000 employees at more than 130 locations globally. A 501(c)(3) charitable trust, Battelle was founded on industrialist Gordon Battelle’s vision that business and scientific interests can go hand-in-hand as forces for positive change. Today, Battelle manages the world’s leading national laboratories and maintains a contract research portfolio spanning consumer and industrial, energy and environment, health and pharmaceutical and national security. We are valued for our independence and ability to innovate within virtually any business or research climate. From large government agencies and multi-national corporations to small start-ups and incubator projects, Battelle provides the resources, brainpower and flexibility to fulfill our clients’ needs. Battelle’s own mission includes a strong charitable commitment to community development and education. That’s why we support staff volunteer efforts; science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs; and philanthropic projects in the communities we serve.

President & Chief Executive Officer
Prior

Part of Battelle Memorial Institute, Battelle Corp. is an American company located in Columbus, OH, that provides atmospheric research. Lewis F. von Thaer has been the CEO of the firm since 2017.The company says this about itself: Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries.

Boards & Committees
Member, Compensation Committee
2009 - 2011

Kinetic Concepts, Inc. develops advanced wound care solutions and therapies designed to deliver positive outcomes for patients and healthcare professionals. It operates business through two segments: Active Healing Solutions and LifeCell. The Active Healing Solutions segment is focused on the development and commercialization of advanced wound care therapies primarily based on its negative pressure technology platform. The LifeCell segment focuses on the development and commercialization of regenerative and reconstructive acellular tissue matrices for use in reconstructive, cosmetic, orthopedic and urogynecologic surgical procedures to repair soft tissue defects, as well as for reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. It has offices in Africa, Asia Pacific, Australia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and North America. The company was founded by James R. Leininger in 1976 and is headquartered in San Antonio, TX.

Director
2009 - Prior

Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. provides senior and assisted living services. It offers independent and assisted living, care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of memory loss, as well as nursing and rehabilitative care. The company was founded by Paul J. Klaassen and Terry Klaassen in December 1981 and is headquartered in McLean, VA.

Lead Independent Director
2008 - 2013

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of systems and accessories for hydroponic gardening. It operates through the following segments: U.S. Consumer, Hawthorne, and Other. The U.S. Consumer segment consists of consumer lawn and garden business. The Hawthorn segment includes indoor, urban, and hydroponic gardening business. The Other segment refers to the consumer lawn and garden business in geographies other than the U.S. and product sales to commercial nurseries, greenhouses, and other professional customers. The company was founded by Orlando McLean Scott in 1868 and is headquartered in Marysville, OH.

Trustee
Prior

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation awards fellowships and grants. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Princeton, NJ.

Political Donations
$500
2008

Former Representative from Ohio's 15th Congressional District

$500
2007

Representative from Idaho's 2nd Congressional District

$2,000
2007

Former Director at Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Furman University
Ohio Dominican University
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
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