Our Board of Directors

*Michael Priddy, Board Chair

Consultant and Trainer, 21st Century Leadership, LLC

*Gene Arnold, Past Chair
Former House Legislator/Business Executive

*Tom Oxholm, Board Secretary/Treasurer
Vice President & Chief Finacial Officer, Wake Stone Corporation

*Keith Poston
President & Executive Director, Public School Forum of NC

+Barbara Allen

+Lynda Anderson
Retired Education Policy Advisor

Bruce Beasley, Chair of Jay Robinson Committee
Partner, The Beasley Group

Ann Bennett-Phillips
Vice President, Capital Development Services

*Tom Bradshaw
President & CEO, Tom Bradshaw & Associates

Miles Devaney
Director of Manufacturing, Biogen

+Katie Dorsett
Former Senate Legislator/Education Consultant

Bob Eaves, Jr.
Business Owner/Investor

*Dudley Flood
Education Consultant

+Gerry Hancock
Partner, Everett Gaskins Hancock LLP

*Sam Houston
President and CEO, North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center

+Tom Lambeth
Director Emeritus, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

*Matty Lazo-Chadderton
Managing Partner, Lazo Chadderton, LLC

*Valeria Lee, Chair of Nominations & By-Laws Committee

Alfred Mays
Program Officer, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Costa Panagos
CEO, Q2 Solutions, a Quintiles Quest Joint Venture

Chris Rey
Mayor, Spring Lake

Bynum Satterwhite
Vice President, Investments, Raymond James & Associates

Richard Schwartz
Founding Partner, Schwartz & Shaw PLLC

Malbert Smith
President and Co-Founder, MetaMetrics

Doug Sprecher
Senior Vice President, Retail Sales & Branch Channel Strategy, First Citizens Bank

Will Sutton

Richard Urquhart, III
Chief Operating Officer, Investors Management Corporation

Willis (Bill) Whichard
Partner, Tillman, Hinkle & Whichard, PLLC

*Tom Williams
President, Strategic Educational Alliances, Inc.

+Douglas Yongue
Former House Legislator/Education Consultant

Marco Zarate
President & Co-Founder, NC Society of Hispanic Professionals

*Denotes Member of Executive Committee
+Denotes Non-Voting Emeritus Members

Our Members

Bill Anderson, UNC Charlotte College of Education

Margaret Arbuckle, NC Public Education Forum

June Atkinson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Ronnie Beale, NC Association of County Commissioners

Aaron Beaulieu, Durham Public Schools

Rep. Hugh Blackwell, NC General Assembly

Charles Brown, Scotland County Schools

Evelyn Bullock, NCSBA, Nash/Rocky Mount Public Schools

J.B. Buxton, Education Innovations Group

Bobbie Cavnar, 2016-17 NC Teacher of the Year

Kyle Carver, Buncombe County Schools

Melody Chalmers, 2016-17 NC Principal of the Year

Dr. Alisa Chapman, UNC-General Administration

William (Bill) Cobey, Chair, State Board of Education

Sandra Wilcox Conway, Consultant

Dr. Jeni Corn, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

Dr. Ed Croom, Education Consultant

Sen. David Curtis, NC General Assembly

Van Dempsey III, UNC Wilmington Watson College of Education

John Dornan, 2016 Jay Robinson Education Leadership Award Recipient

Ed Dunlap, NC School Boards Association

Lewis Ebert, NC Chamber of Commerce

Lou Fabrizio, NC Department of Public Instruction

Jayne Fleener, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

Nation Hahn, EducationNC

Grant Hayes, East Carolina University College of Education

John Hayes, NC World Trade Association

Deena Hayes-Greene, Racial Equity Initiative

Patti Head, Community Volunteer

Carolyn Hunt, 2015 Jay Robinson Education Leadership Award Recipient

Governor Jim Hunt, 2015 Jay Robinson Education Leadership Award Recipient

Mark Jewell, NC Association of Educators

Rep. Linda Johnson, NC General Assembly

Katherine Joyce, NC Association of School Administrators

Kelly Langston, NC PTA

Shanta Lightfoot, Teaching Fellow Graduate, Wake County

Kaye McGarry, Survival in College Seminars

Governor Jim Martin, 2016 Jay Robinson Education Leadership Award Recipient

Rep. Graig Meyer, NC General Assembly

Jo Ann Norris, 2016 Jay Robinson Education Leadership Award Recipient

Virginia Parker, Bank of America

R. Andre Peek, NC Business Committee for Education

Shirley Prince, NC PAPA

Karl Rectanus, TechExecutives

Travis Reeves, North Carolina Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Sen. Gladys Robinson, NC General Assembly

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

Dr. Peggy Smith, Campbell University

Sen. Jerry Tillman, NC General Assembly

Carol Vandenbergh, PENC

Hope Williams, NC Independent Colleges & Universities

Dr. Freddie Williamson, 2016-17 NC Superintendent of the Year

Dr. James (Jimmie) Williamson, NC Community Colleges

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