This article originally published on Business North Carolina.

The Executive Board of the NC CEO Summit is pleased to announce the addition of Neal Fowler to its speaker lineup. Fowler, CEO of Liquidia Technologies, will speak on the lessons learned while building his Research Triangle Park-based company. Its primary mission is to transform patients’ lives with precise drug particles.

Liquidia raised more than $50 million last July in an initial public offering and its share price has increased more than 80% since then. Fowler will also discuss how collaborations with universities help drive innovation and growth in North Carolina.

Peer presentations by influential CEOs will be a special emphasis at this year’s Summit. “More of our CEOs and Presidents want to hear from their North Carolina peers,” says Executive Board member Heather Denny of Wells Global. “This seems to be where they learn the most and the presentations they find most informative.”

Neal Fowler joined Liquidia in 2008 after seven years in an executive leadership role at Johnson & Johnson. At J&J, he served as president of Centocor, Inc., a multi-billion- dollar subsidiary.

Prior to Centocor, Fowler was president of J&J owned Ortho-McNeil Neurologics Inc. and vice president of the central nervous system franchise at Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals. He also had a 13-year career at Eli Lilly and Co. Fowler received a B.S. in Pharmacy and an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill.

The NC CEO Summit, held April 1 & 2 in Pinehurst, features a day and a half of networking, collaboration, and learning for North Carolina CEOs and Presidents.

To learn more about this event, please visit: businessnc.com/ceosummit.


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