Photograph of James Goodnight at the World Economic Forum.
James Howard "Jim" Goodnight (1943- ) is the CEO of SAS Instititute, the world's leading business analytics software vendor, located in Raleigh, NC. James Goodnight moved to Wilmington, NC with his family when he was 12. He graduated from New Hanover High School, and has been quoted as saying that chemistry was one of his strongest subjects due in part to a wonderful chemistry teacher at New Hanover High. He went on to attend North Carolina State University partly because his friend Roman Gabriel, star football player at New Hanover High School and NCSU, also was going there.
Goodnight, James Howard, 1943- ; SAS Institute; High schools