Bonnie V. Hancock
Bonnie V. Hancock is Executive Director, Enterprise Risk Management Initiative at North Carolina State University. She also teaches graduate and undergraduate accounting courses in the College of Management. She came to NC State from Exploris, a nonprofit organization consisting of Exploris Museum, an interactive museum about the world and an IMAX theatre, and Exploris Middle School, a charter school with a global focus. As the president of Exploris, she engineered a financial turnaround and launched a merger with Playspace, a popular Raleigh Children’s museum. Prior to joining Exploris, she was with Progress Energy for over 11 years. She led the merger of Carolina Power & Light Company and Florida Progress and was most recently President of Progress Fuels, an unregulated subsidiary of Progress Energy with over a billion dollars in assets. Her career with Progress also included the following executive positions: Senior Vice President, Finance and Information Technology; Vice President, Strategic Planning; Vice President, Accounting and Controller; and Tax Manager. Before joining Progress, Hancock held management positions at Potomac Electric Power Co. in Washington, D.C, and in public accounting. In 1983 she received a Sells Award, a national recognition for performance on the CPA examination, and in 2001 she was named one of the Top 25 Women in Business by the Triangle Business Journal. Hancock holds a business administration degree from the College of William and Mary and a master’s of science in taxation from Georgetown University. She has completed an executive management program at Duke University.