Frank E. Emory, Jr.

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Frank Emory, Novant Health Cheif Legal OfficerAs executive vice president and chief legal officer for Novant Health, Emory oversees legal, government relations, risk management, corporate audit, and compliance.

Prior to joining Novant Health in 2019, Emory served as a partner with international law firm, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, where he was co-head of the litigation and labor group and managing partner of the Charlotte office.

Emory was appointed to the Board of Directors for ScanSource in October of 2020. He is also an active member of the North Carolina Hospital Association Board, in which he chairs the Equity Committee.

Emory previously served as the chairman of the board of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, an appointment by Gov. Roy Cooper. In the past he has served as president of the Mecklenburg County Bar; a member of the North Carolina Board of Transportation; and the first African American and youngest chairman of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission. Emory is Trustee Emeritus of Duke University and Duke University Health System. Emory is a permanent member of the Judicial Conference of the Fourth Circuit.

A native of Wilson, North Carolina, Emory graduated cum laude from Duke University as an Angier B. Duke Scholar, Duke University’s most prestigious academic scholarship. He received his law degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law on a Morehead Law Fellowship.

Emory holds a Master of Business Administration from Norwich University and a Bachelor of Science in business administration and accounting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.