Lowry Caudill, one of the co-founders of Magellan Laboratories, is the newest member of the board of advisors for Southern Capitol Ventures/

Caudill and Alfred Childers launched Magellan, which was acquired two years ago by Cardinal health. Childers is also a member of the Southern Capitol advisory board.

“Lowry has a growing national reputation and is one of the most respected life science executives in this region,” said Ben Brooks, founding partner of Southern Capitol Ventures, in a statement. “His clout, knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset for Southern Capitol Ventures and our portfolio companies.”

Caudill is as a steering committee member of the $1.8 billion Carolina First Campaign and is chair of the private fundraising steering committee for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Physical Science Complex. He retired from Cardinal earlier this year.

Other members of the Southern Capitol advisory board include: Tim Buckley, former chief operating officer for Red Hat (NASDAQ: RHAT); Jeff LeRose, president and chief executive officer of Research Triangle Software; Lennart Blomdahl, former president of the Americas division of Trio Information Systems; Marianna Suciu, vice president, Government, Latin America and Canada Operations for SAS Americas; and George Krall, former president and chief executive officer of Mebane Packaging.

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