The CAPER organization includes, a Center Director, appointed for a term of five years, Center Co-Directors from each university, Center Steering Committee and Industry Advisory Board officers as shown below.
Dr. Michael Mazzola of UNC Charlotte (CAPER Lead University) serves as the Center Director. Dr. Mesut Baran serves as the Center Co-Director for NC State University, Dr. Badrul Chowdhury serves as the Center Co-Director for UNC Charlotte and Dr. Johan Enslin serves as Center Co-Director for Clemson University. Steven Whisenant of Duke Energy serves as CAPER’s Facilitator and also Chair of the Center Steering Committee comprised of the Center Director and Center Co-Directors. Andrew “Drew” Clarke of Duke Energy serves as Chair of the IAB and Rebecca Rye of Dominion Energy serves as Vice-Chair of the IAB.
The Center Director and the CSC are responsible for establishing policy and overseeing all business of the Center.
The Center Co-Directors serve as local campus representatives and liaisons to the university faculty, staff and administration.
The Facilitator is responsible for developing and leading meetings of the CSC and IAB. The Facilitator also promotes discussions to help CAPER better meet its objectives, grow its membership and assist the Center Director to ensure good communications exists among industry members and CAPER researchers.