Alan T. Dickson

Chairman of Ruddick Corporation and an alumnus of NC State, Dickson has served the university as a member of the board of trustees and has been awarded the Watauga Medal. In addition to leading the Ruddick Corp., which comprises two major companies – American and Efrid (an international textile company), and Harris Teeter (a grocery chain) – Dickson serves on the North Carolina Textile Foundation.