The Executive Director of the Cape Fear River Assembly is Dr. Tom Hoban. Dr. Hoban has over three decades experience working on water resource management issues. He was Professor of Sociology and Food Science at North Carolina State University for 25 years. During that time he worked with government, industry, and nonprofit groups on a wide range of research and education projects. He is now an adjunct professor of Environmental Studies at Elon University.
Dr. Hoban received his BS in Ecology from the University of Illinois. He has two MS degrees from the University of Wisconsin in Water Resource Management and Journalism. Dr. Hoban received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Iowa State University. He now lives in Carrboro, NC where he continues his research and outreach about water quality, land use and community development.