CEO, South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA), United States

Bill Mahoney, a Harvard graduate, is the CEO of the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA). SCRA is a non-stock, tax-exempt applied R&D corporation, which operates under a public charter from the state of South Carolina, but is economically self-sufficient due to its business operations, and receives no state funding.


Under Bill’s leadership, SCRA’s financial growth has paralleled its advancing reputation within defense, security, advanced materials, and energy and sustainability market segments as a dynamic, research-based business, uniquely able to rapidly and cost-effectively apply innovative technologies to important government and corporate problem sets. In its vertical markets, SCRA today competes effectively against larger entities such as Battelle, SAIC, IBM, Mitre Corp, and others.


During Bill’s tenure, SCRA and Bill have received numerous awards and best practices recognition. He is Secretary of the SCRA Board and Chairman of SCRA’s wholly-owned applied R&D affiliate, Advanced Technology International, Inc. He currently serves on outside corporate boards at STEM Premier and Materials Innovation Technologies/RCF, the National Defense Industrial Association, the National Energy Marketers Association and the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association. On a state and local level, he serves or has served on the boards of the SC Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance, Midland Technical College Foundation, and SC Economics.