Our Board of Directors

Tom Williams, Board Chairman
Strategic Educational Alliances, Inc.

Tom Oxholm, Secretary/Treasurer
Wake Stone Corporation

Michael Priddy, Immediate Past Chairman
21st Century Leadership, LLC

Keith Poston, President & Executive Director
Public School Forum of North Carolina

+Barbara Allen

+Lynda Anderson
Education Policy Advisor (Retired)

Margaret Arbuckle
Guilford Education Alliance (Retired)

+Gene Arnold
Former NC House Legislator

Keisha Bentley-Edwards
Duke University School of Medicine, Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity

+Tom Bradshaw
Tom Bradshaw & Associates

Damon Circosta
AJ Fletcher Foundation

Sandra Wilcox Conway
Conway & Associates

Courtney Crowder
Crowder Consulting Co.

Van Dempsey
UNC Wilmington Watson College of Education

Miles Devaney

+Katie Dorsett
Former NC Senate Legislator

Dudley Flood

+Gerry Hancock
Everett Gaskins Hancock LLP

John Healy
Kelly Services, Inc.

+Sam Houston
NC Science, Mathematics & Technology Education Center

+Tom Lambeth
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Alfred Mays
Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Costa Panagos
Q2 Solutions (Quintiles/Quest)

Richard Schwartz
Schwartz & Shaw PLLC

Malbert Smith

Mark Sorrells
Fayetteville Technical Community College

Cyndi Soter O’Neil
ChildTrust Foundation-Investors Management Corporation

Doug Sprecher
First Citizens Bank

Steve Stephenson
Ward and Smith, P.A.

Richard Urquhart
Investors Management Corporation

Wes Wheeler

Willis “Bill” Whichard
Tillman, Whichard, & Cagle, PLLC

Saundra Wall Williams
Vision Building Institute for Women

David Young

Marco Zarate
NC Society of Hispanic Professionals

+Denotes Non-Voting Emeritus Member

Our Members

Ronnie Beale, NC Association of County Commissioners

Bruce Beasley, The Beasley Group

Amanda Bell, Rockingham County Board of Education

Chris Bell, SunTrust Bank

Rep. Hugh Blackwell, NC General Assembly

Brooks Bowden, NC State College of Education

Evelyn Bulluck, NCSBA, Nash/Rocky Mount Public Schools

Sue Burgess, Pierce Group Benefits

J.B. Buxton, Education Innovations Group

Dennis Carroll, High Point University

Alisa Chapman, Visiting Fellow in Public Policy & Global Research Institute at UNC Chapel Hill

Jeni Corn, RTI

Dick Daugherty, IBM (Retired)

Eric Davis, State Board of Education, Chair

Ed Dunlap, NC School Boards Association

Bob Eaves, Business Owner, Investor

Lou Fabrizio, Fabrizio Education Consulting

Jayne Fleener, College of Education at NC State

Charles Francis, The Francis Law Firm

Patti Gillenwater, Elinvar

Ann Goodnight, 2018 Jay Robinson Education Leadership Award Recipient

Peter Hans, NC Community Colleges

Grant Hayes, East Carolina University College of Education

Jessica Holmes, Wake County Board of Commissioners

Mark Jewell, NC Association of Educators

Rep. Linda Johnson, NC General Assembly

Mark Johnson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Katherine Joyce, NC Association of School Administrators

Howard Lee, 2017 Jay Robinson Education Leadership Award Recipient

Valeria Lee, Consultant

Shanta Lightfoot, Wake County Public School System

Matt Liles, NC Department of Justice 

Dr. Kaye Bernard McGarry, Educational Consultant, Community Leader

Freebird McKinney, NC Teacher of the Year

Bill Medlin, Professional Educators of NC

Rep. Graig Meyer, NC General Assembly

Patrick Miller, NC Superintendent of the Year

Catherine Otto, SAS

LaTanya Pattillo, Teacher Advisor to Governor Roy Cooper

Catherine Peglow, NC PTA

Scott Penland, Clay County Schools (Retired)

Justin Perry, Perry Counseling

Jim Phillips, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard

Philip Price, NC Department of Public Instruction (Retired)

Shirley Prince, NC Principals & Assistant Principals’ Association

Karl Rectanus, LearnPlatform

Travis Reeves, NC Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Sen. Gladys Robinson, NC General Assembly

Marion Robinson, State Employees Credit Union

Katie Rosanbalm, Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University

Peggy Smith, Campbell University

Caroline Sullivan, NC Business Committee for Education

Geoffrey Tennant, Polk County Board of Education

Sen. Jerry Tillman, NC General Assembly

Norris Tolson, Carolinas Gateway Partnership

Tabari Wallace, NC Principal of the Year

Hope Williams NC Independent Colleges & Universities

Blount Williams, Alfred Williams & Company

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