Executive Vice President and co-founder, SAS Institute
John Sall is executive vice president and co-founder of SAS Institute, the leader in business intelligence and analytical software and services. He heads the JMP division and is the chief architect of JMP software, which combines sophisticated statistical analysis with visual representations for dynamic data exploration. Sall received a bachelor's degree in history from Beloit College, and a master's degree in economics from Northern Illinois University. He studied graduate-level statistics at North Carolina State University, where the SAS project started. NCSU awarded him an honorary doctor of sciences degree in 2003, and Sall now serves on the university's board of trustees. He also served for nine years on the board of directors of the Nature Conservancy. Sall is a co-founder and current chairman of Cary Academy, an independent school for students in grades 6 through 12. He is on the advisory board of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. In 1998, he was named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.