President Lambert, advisory board members named to Most Influential List

President Leo M. Lambert, trustees and members of the Law School Advisory Board have been named to the Triad Business Journal's 2007 Most Influential List. The special section was part of the Dec. 8 edition of the Business Journal. Details...

Lambert earned a spot on the list of 80 Triad leaders because “the university has made its role more central by locating its new law school in downtown Greensboro,” the paper said. “There’s plenty of action going on in the town of Elon, where Lambert’s administration is
overseeing a building blitz of classroom and living space aimed at keeping pace with the growing student body.”

This is the third consecutive year Lambert has been named to the list.

Elon trustees Tom Chandler, Allen Gant, Jr., Jack Lindley and Jim Powell
were also chosen for the list. Chandler serves as CEO of Chandler
Concrete Co., in Burlington and has served on various boards, including
Alamance Regional Medical Center.

Gant is CEO of Glen Raven, Inc. He has served on President Bush’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy & Negotiations. Gant has also served on numerous local boards, including Alamance Regional Medical Center, and is active in a variety of local projects.

Lindley is CEO of Industrial Paper Products, Inc., and has been an active member of the Alamance County
community for more than 40 years. He is a long-time member of several
local boards has served as treasurer at his church for 43 consecutive

Powell serves as chair of the Elon University Board of Trustees and is co-founder and former CEO of Laboratory Corporation of
America (LabCorp) in Burlington. He has served on the local school
board and is a board member at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

Law School Advisory Board members Henry Frye and Bobby Long were also
chosen for the Most Influential list. Frye became the first black
member of the N.C. Supreme Court in 1993 and later served as chief
justice. He played a key role in bringing the law school to Greensboro.

Long is chairman of the Greensboro Jaycees Charitable Foundation and
supports a variety of local causes. He helped secure the law school for
downtown Greensboro and played an important role in preserving
Greensboro’s annual PGA golf tournament on the schedule.