Honorary Chairs

Governor James B. Hunt, Jr.

Governor James G. Martin


James R. Leutze, Ph.D., Wilmington

James Anderson, Ph.D., Fayetteville
Kirk Bradley, Sanford
Martha R. Brown, Winston-Salem
John Caldwell, Fayetteville
Wm. Cogar, Ph.D., Annapolis, MD
Morgan P. Dickerman, Wilson
John Duvall, Ph.D., Fayetteville
David Farris, Rocky Mount
Philip Gerard, Wilmington
Ben Hancock, Jr., Ph.D., Fayetteville
Ron Hankins, Charlotte
Frank B. Holding, Jr., Raleigh
Terry Hutchens, Fayetteville
Ted Kunstling, MD, Raleigh
Michael McElreath, Ph.D., Cary
Bertha Miller, Ph.D., Fayetteville
Tony Rand, Fayetteville
Jordan Shaw, Charlotte
Musette Steck, Southport
Harry Watson, Ph.D., Chapel Hill

Reginald Barton, Jr., New York, NY
Mark Bradley, Ph.D., Alexandria, VA
David Bryan, Fayetteville
Jonathan Charleston, Fayetteville
Jeffrey J. Crow, Ph.D., Cary
Samuel B. Dixon, Edenton
Jubal Early, Charlotte
Charen Fink, Southport
Bryan Giemza, Ph.D., Chapel Hill
Wm. C. Harrison, Ph.D., Fayetteville
Charles B. Holmes, New York, NY
The Hon. I. Beverly Lake, Raleigh
Thomas Lambeth, Winston-Salem
Betty Ray McCain, Wilson
John Ogburn III, Asheboro
Wallace L. Rueckel, Jr., Southport
Stephen R. Smith, Durham
Michael Waltrip, Winston-Salem
Frederick E. Woltz, Charlotte

Frank Block, Wrightsville Beach
Charles Broadwell, Fayetteville
Norwood Bryan, Fayetteville
Kevin Cherry, Ph.D., Raleigh
Angela Crumpler, Garner
Philip Dunigan, Winston-Salem
Libba Evans, Winston-Salem
Chris Fonvielle, Ph.D., Wilmington
David Goldfield, Ph.D., Charlotte
John Haley III, Ph.D., Wilmington
Michael Hill, Raleigh
Kenneth B. Howard, Raleigh
Robert H. Kluttz, Winston-Salem
Karl McAlister, Dillon, SC
Gordon McKinney, Ph.D., Flat Rock
Gerald Prokopowicz, Greenville
Don Saunders, Greensboro
Ben Speller, Jr., Ph.D., Durham
Darin Waters, Ph.D., Asheville


Frank Block

Jeannette Council, Ph.D.

Ron Hankins

O. Ray Manning, Jr.

Tony Rand

Cynthia Wilson

Kirk Bradley

Margaret Dickson (Secretary)

John “Mac” Healy, President

John Meroski

Tim Richardson

James R. Leutze, Ph.D. (Ex Officio)

Mary Lynn Bryan (Vice President)

BG (Ret.) William “Jay” Gothard

Robert H. Kluttz, Jr.

Bertha Miller, Ph.D.

Tonya Strickland, CPA (Treasurer)

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Board of Advisors, chair members, and director list.

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