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National Advisory Board

Current Members
Jack Cecil (Chair)
President and CEO
Biltmore Farms LLC
Maurice Smith (Vice Chair)
Local Government Federal Credit Union
Tony McLean Brown
Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG)
Sandra Merkel DeJames
President and CEO
Harmonize Strategy
Stephen De May
State President – North Carolina
Duke Energy
Peter Harries
Dean, Graduate School
NC State University
Paula Henderson
Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer
Reginald B. Henderson
Vice President, Government Affairs
Lowe’s Companies
Louis Martin-Vega
Dean of Engineering
NC State University
Carol Mattocks
Founding Chair
Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention
Cheryl Parquet
Director of Community Engagement and Marketing Activation
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Kevin Price
President and CEO
The Institute
Juvencio Rocha-Peralta
Executive Director
Suzanne Walsh
Bennett College
Brad Wilson
CEO Emeritus
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Ex-Officio Members
Warwick Arden
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
NC State University
Ruben Carbonell
Kenan Institute
William Carver
Interim President
North Carolina Community College System
Peter Hans
University of North Carolina System
Hope Williams
North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
Randy Woodson
NC State University
The Honorable James B. Hunt, Jr.
Governor, North Carolina (1977-1985, 1993-2001)
Abdul Rasheed
CEO, FVW Opportunities
Senior Advisor to Board of Directors