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James L. Throneburg

James L. Throneburg

Founder

Jim Throneburg has nearly 50 years of experience in the sock segment of the hosiery industry via his position at the helm of Thorlo, Inc., manufacturer of engineered padded socks. Thorlo's systems approach of fitting… More

J. Lynn Thorneburg, JD

J. Lynn Thorneburg, JD

President

Lynn Thorneburg has had a thirty-year career in business and law.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  After ten years in business,… More

Robert P. (Bob) Thompson, CPed

Robert P. (Bob) Thompson, CPed

Executive Director

Robert Thompson is a nationally-recognized speaker on the topic of preventive foot health. A double-board-certified pedorthist, he holds a Master’s degree in professional studies with a concentration in hospital… More

Rick Mende

Rick Mende

Research Director

Rick is a native of Charlotte, NC.  He graduated from Wake Forest University and also studied at the University of Madrid, Spain.  He received his MBA from UNC-Charlotte.  Choosing to pursue a career in… More

Marilynn Larkin

Marilynn Larkin

Content Editor

Marilynn Larkin is an award-winning health and medical writer/editor who has been developing content for consumer, medical and scientific audiences for more than 25 years.  Her articles have appeared in major women’s… More

Patty Boyd

Patty Boyd

Administrative Coordinator and Roving Reporter

Patty Boyd is a native of Lexington, Massachusetts.  She has been an administrative assistant and intellectual property paralegal for thirty years.  Graduating at the top of her class, she received a diploma… More


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