Mark Little

Executive Director, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
Phone: 919.962.1041
Email: mark_little@unc.edu

Mark Little, PhD, is Executive Director of the Kenan Institute. He is also the permanent Director of NCGrowth. In these roles, he manages institute operations, supports high-growth  entrepreneurs, helps communities grow and retain business, facilitates  strategic regional economic development, and researches solutions to pressing  energy, environment, and climate related problems.

Little brings to this position a broad, international background in environmental and earth science,  policy analysis, and renewable energy development. Immediately prior to joining  the institute, he served as a AAAS Congressional Science Fellow to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs.