"The best researchers in their fields from all over the world are at the DRI."
-- Harold Doran
Harold Doran served as president and CEO of the Peoples Bank of Murray in Murray, Kentucky, from 1988 to 2000. He started his career at the bank in 1977. He currently serves on several boards of directors, including Investors Heritage Capital Corporation, Investors Heritage Life Insurance Co., Murray State University Foundation and the Murray-Calloway Economic Development Corporation.
Why he's involved
He and his wife, Kelly, have dedicated a significant amount of time and resources to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes since their son, Will, was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 2 in 1994.
How he helps
He serves as Chairman of the Board of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation.
Why the DRI?
“The best researchers in their fields from all over the world are at the DRI where you have an amalgamation of physicians, scientists and engineers working together for the cure.”
“I really don’t care who finds the cure for diabetes, but I do think it’s going to come at the DRI or from research that was done at the DRI because these are the leading scientists in the world working day and night on this one problem, and they’re solely focused on that.”