The Southern Research Institute has named Jack Secrist CEO, effective Sept. 18.
Secrist has worked at SRI for 27 years, and has held the positions of COO, executive vice president, scientific director of life sciences, and most recently, vice president of drug discovery. He established a high-throughput screening facility at SRI’s Frederick, Md., facility, and eventually led its relocation to the institute’s main facility in Birmingham, Ala. He received a BS from the University of Michigan and a PhD from the University of Illinois. He was a National Institutes of Health post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University.