Governor Bentley names HudsonAlpha Technology Director to Alabama Supercomputer Authority Board of Directors

Huntsville, Ala. — HudsonAlpha Director of Technology Peyton McNully has been appointed to the Alabama Supercomputer Authority (ASA) Board of Directors.

The Alabama Supercomputer Authority (ASA) is a state-funded corporation founded in 1989 for the purpose of planning, acquiring, developing, administering and operating a statewide supercomputer and related telecommunication systems.

The board of directors is tasked through Alabama statutes with guiding policy and direction for the ASA. In his role, McNully joins other CIO’s statewide to provide expert advice and recommendations for the organization.

McNully has been in his current role at HudsonAlpha two years, leading the technology strategy for HudsonAlpha and an additional 30+ companies located on the Institute’s campus. In previous leadership roles in industry, McNully has enabled emerging small businesses as well as public companies to “breakout” with new high-tech product developments, corporate turnarounds, and exits. McNully is a combat veteran with two tours of duty and ten years of service as a military intelligence noncommissioned officer supporting elements of US Special Operations Command.

“Our ability to translate large amounts of data as fast as possible is crucial to HudsonAlpha’s work in DNA sequencing. The faster we can do that, the faster we can provide answers to patients,” said McNully, and “I am honored that Gov. Bentley and the State of Alabama has entrusted me with this position.”


About HudsonAlpha: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a nonprofit institute dedicated to innovating in the field of genomic technology and sciences across a spectrum of biological challenges. Opened in 2008, its mission is four-fold: sparking scientific discoveries that can impact human health and well-being; bringing genomic medicine into clinical care; fostering life sciences entrepreneurship and business growth; and encouraging the creation of a genomics-literate workforce and society. The HudsonAlpha biotechnology campus consists of 152 acres nestled within Cummings Research Park, the nation’s second largest research park. Designed to be a hothouse of biotech economic development, HudsonAlpha’s state-of-the-art facilities co-locate nonprofit scientific researchers with entrepreneurs and educators. The relationships formed on the HudsonAlpha campus encourage collaborations that produce advances in medicine and agriculture. Under the leadership of Dr. Richard M. Myers, a key collaborator on the Human Genome Project, HudsonAlpha has become a national and international leader in genetics and genomics research and biotech education, and includes more than 30 diverse biotech companies on campus. To learn more about HudsonAlpha, visit:

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