Mr. Wayne Human, Vice Chairman
Mr. Human is the President and CEO of White Oak Strategies, LLC., an environmental and energy consulting
firm located in Virginia and based in Tennessee. Prior to starting his company, Mr. Human was a long time vice
president at Tetra Tech, Inc., a Fortune 500 company now located in Riverstone Technology Park. Mr. Human
was one of Virginia Tech's earliest modeling and simulation center supporters both professionally and financially.
Under Mr. Human's leadership, Tetra Tech contributed $250,000 to help establish the Modeling and Simulation
Center of Excellence. This project later became the National Modeling and Simulation Center of Excellence, now
Mr. Human is the program manager for one of the newest projects within the Tobacco region. The project is
called the Southern Algal Consortium. This consortium is focused on bringing algal technology to the biofuel and
algal coal power generation markets. In November 2009, Mr. Human wrote the proposal to the Tobacco
Commission and leads a team of companies to include Algal Farms, Sprouse Industries, and many more on
behalf of the Clean Energy Alliance, the consortium's fiscal agent. The proposal is now under review by VEDP
and its funding is pending Tobacco Commission support. The consortium led by Mr. Human, will be the first large
scale algal project on the East Coast.