E. Wayne Holden
President, RTI International
E. Wayne Holden, PhD, became RTI International’s fourth president and chief executive officer in 2012. Dr. Holden is a distinguished researcher and clinical psychologist with more than 27 years of professional experience. He joined RTI as executive vice president of Social and Statistical Sciences in 2005, overseeing the organization’s largest unit. Prior to joining RTI, he served as vice president, senior vice president, and ultimately president of the research company ORC Macro. Before joining ORC Macro in 1998, he had a successful career in academia serving more than 10 years in a variety of roles in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine, including as director of pediatric psychology and as a tenured associate professor. Since 2006, Dr. Holden has held an appointment as an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and serves on the Advisory Board at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Holden is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has authored more than 130 articles, books, and book chapters on various topics in clinical child/pediatric psychology and health services research. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for United Way of the Greater Triangle, the CEO Roundtable on Cancer and Ziptronix Corporation. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Emily Krzyzewski Center and the Board of Advisors for the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.
PhD, Clinical/Community Psychology, University of South Carolina at Columbia; BS, Psychology (magna cum laude), University of South Carolina at Spartanburg.