RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – RTI International named G. Edward "Eddie" Story senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, according to a company statement. In this role, Story will lead the Office of Corporate Counsel and manage RTI’s legal interests, as well as ensure that RTI is fully compliant with local and national laws.

"Since joining RTI 18 years ago, Eddie has distinguished himself by his understanding of our organization and his ability to find solutions that both meet RTI’s legal responsibilities and business needs," Victoria Franchetti Haynes, RTI president and chief executive officer, said in a statement. "As importantly, Eddie’s personal and professional values of objectivity and integrity are consistent with those of RTI and the attributes we value in our leadership."

Story has almost 20 years of experience in government and commercial contract law issues. He joined RTI in 1990 as a contracting officer, and has since assumed positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently, he served as assistant general counsel and assistant corporate secretary.

Story is a member of various professional associations, including the Association of Corporate Counsel, and the North Carolina and Wake County Bar Associations.

Prior to joining RTI, Story was a private practice attorney in Wilmington, N.C.

RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, providing research and technical services to governments and businesses worldwide in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy, and the environment.