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Founding Member

James H. Goodnight, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

As the CEO of SAS, the world’s leading business analytics software vendor, Jim Goodnight has led the company since its inception in 1976, overseeing an unbroken chain of revenue growth and profitability unprecedented in the industry. He is recognized globally for being a trailblazer among companies that top great workplace rankings, including being No. 1 on several country and multinational lists. Harvard Business School named Goodnight a Great American Business Leader, and he was named one of America’s 25 Most Fascinating Entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine. A champion of education reform, Goodnight sees education as critical to the success of individuals, organizations and nations.

CEO Roundtable on Cancer

Charles A. Sanders Life Sciences  Award Winner

2013 Recipient

CEO Cancer Gold Standard™

Gold Standard  Employer

Since 2007


CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation is an extension of our ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of our employees. Together, the Gold Standard companies are making a strong statement that cancer can be prevented and lives can be prolonged.

— James H. Goodnight, PhD

Gold Standard  Task Force Participation

Task Force Member(s): Christy Crumpler, PHR, Senior Benefits Analyst

Life Sciences Consortium

LSC  Task Force Participation

Task Force Member(s): Gail Stephens, Vice President, Research and Development

Project Data Sphere, LLC

an independent initiative of the Life Sciences Consortium

Executive Leadership Team

Jim Goodnight, PhD: Vice President, Project Data Sphere, LLC

Further Support

CEO Roundtable on Cancer Office Space 2007- Present: Provides office and telecommunications support to CEO Roundtable on Cancer Staff

CEO Roundtable on Cancer Annual Meeting Host 2011- Present: Meetings held at the Executive Briefing Center on the SAS Campus in Cary, NC and support by the SAS Event Planning Team

Founding Member, CEO Roundtable on Cancer – China

Provides data hosting, IT, and project management support to Project Data Sphere, LLC, 2013 - present


SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 80,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.