Board of Trustees

Mr. Christopher Leonard

Christopher LeonardMr. Leonard, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was appointed to the UNCW Board of Trustees by the Governor to serve a term ending in 2019. He serves as Chair of the Business Affairs Committee and as a member of the Educational Planning and Programs Committee, Committee on Military Affairs, and Executive Committee.

Leonard serves as Chief Executive Officer of Velocity Solutions. He previously served as the company's president (2012-14) and chief operating officer and general counsel (2005-2011). Prior to joining Velocity Solutions, Leonard was a corporate and tax partner with Murchison, Taylor & Gibson, PLLC in Wilmington.

Leonard holds a bachelor's degree and a J.D. from Wake Forest University. He has held numerous leadership roles with civic organizations, including the Community Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington, the Foundation for the Community Boys & Girls Club, the St. James Parish Foundation, the Board of Visitors at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity and the Board of Trustees of Cape Fear Academy.