RALEIGH, NC (May 21, 2014) – The Board of Directors of the Public School Forum of North Carolina elected several new Directors and At-Large Forum members at its May 12, 2014 meeting. The two-year terms officially begin July 1, 2014.

“We are honored to continue to have such tremendous support from leaders in business, government and education from across the state joining together to shape and support world-class public schools,” said Keith Poston, President & Executive Director, Public School Forum of North Carolina. “Only when business leaders, educators and elected officials work together, building consensus and seeking common ground, can we truly grow and sustain an education system that meets the needs of all North Carolinians and drives a dynamic 21st Century economy.”

Board of Directors

Current Board Members elected to new two-year terms:

Dr. Dudley Flood, Consultant

David Lamb, Director-US and Canada Technical Services, Cisco Systems

Valeria Lee, Consultant

Carr Thompson, Senior Program Officer, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Richard Urquhart, Chief Operating Officer, Investors Management Corp

New Board Members

Tom Bradshaw, President and CEO, Tom Bradshaw & Associates

Dr. Sam Houston, President and CEO, NC Science, Mathematics and Technology (SMT) Education Center

Jason Mooneyham, Executive Director, U.S. Public Sector Sales, Lenovo

Tom Oxholm, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Wake Stone Corporation

The Honorable Chris Rey, Mayor of Spring Lake, NC

Bynum Satterwhite, Portfolio Manager, Capital Investment Companies

Marco Zarate, President and Co-Founder, N.C. Society of Hispanic Professionals


Public School Forum Membership

Current At-Large Forum Members elected to new two-year terms:

Margaret Arbuckle, Retired Executive Director, Guilford Education Alliance

Ann Goodnight, SAS

Paul Spreen, SVP and Global Head, Customer Solutions Mgmt. Group, Quintiles

New Forum At-Large Members

Aaron Beaulieu, Chief Financial Officer, Durham Public Schools

Sean Bulson, Superintendent, Wilson County Schools

Dr. Mary Ellis, Superintendent, Union County Schools

Rep. James Langdon (retired educator, Chairman, NC House Education Committee)

Karl Rectanus, Education Innovation Consultant, Founder of TechExecutives

Dr. Keith Sawyer, Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations, UNC Chapel Hill

Dr. Peggy Smith, School of Education, Campbell University

In addition to these new Board and Forum members, the Board also elected Lynda Anderson to serve another term as Secretary/Treasurer.

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