John F.A.V. Cecil

President and CEO, Biltmore Farms

Mr. Cecil has served as President and CEO of Biltmore Farms, LLC, since 1992. Established in 1897, Biltmore Farms has focused its efforts on community building, through developing an extensive portfolio of real estate projects including a regional shopping mall, a mixed-use urban village, master planned communities, corporate offices, hotels, apartments, medical office buildings and over 1,000 homes.

Mr. Cecil serves as a Trustee of The Duke Endowment; Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Dogwood Health Trust; Director, N.C. GlaxoSmithKline Foundation; Chair of the National Advisory Board of the Institute for Emerging Issues; Director, The Research Triangle Foundation of N.C.; Member, MyFutureNC Commission; Director, Barron Collier Management, LLC; Chair, WNC Regional Advisory Board of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; and Governor, Urban Land Institute Foundation.

Mr. Cecil received his M.I.M. from The American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) and his B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill.

He has been happily married to Sarah Mettler Cecil since 1993, and they have four wonderful sons, Thomas, Hugh, John, and Owen.