Bill Roark named to HudsonAlpha Board of Directors

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology named Bill Roark to its Board of Directors at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Institute’s leadership.

Roark is the co-founder and former CEO of Torch Technologies, Inc., and has over 30 years of Department of Defense-related experience. Roark is also the founder and CEO of Starfish Holdings, founder of Freedom Real Estate & Capital, and a Board of Experts Member at Birthing of Giants.

As the CEO of Torch, Roark guided the company to national recognition as one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in America. Prior to founding Torch, Roark was the Senior Vice President for the Camber Corporation. Before that, he was with the Nichols Research Corporation. Roark graduated with an MS in Physics from the University of Kentucky and a BS in Mathematics from Cumberland College. 

In addition to his support for HudsonAlpha, Roark has been a philanthropic supporter of many organizations in the Huntsville community, including the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville and Huntsville Hospital.