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Poole College Advisory Board

The Poole College of Management meets regularly with multiple boards of advisors to maintain a vital connection with real-world issues and industry trends. This ongoing engagement with the business community helps assure that we as a college fulfill our mission and vision. Members of the primary Poole College of Management board work directly with the dean’s office and the executive team of the college. Their service to the college is greatly appreciated.

Join Poole College Advisory Board

Ideal candidates provide experience as senior-level executives, business leaders/owners or entrepreneurs, and contribute time, talent and financial support to help Poole College expand its network and diversity in the region and beyond. Interested individuals should complete the nomination form or can call the Development and External Relations office at 919-513-2698. The annual deadline to submit nominations is July 31. Selected individuals will be invited to officially join the Board after the fall semester business meeting.

Board Members

  • Christine Holmes, Board Chair
    Partner, EY
  • Mark Baxter
    Partner, EY
  • Christina Blaszczak
    Director, PC Analytics – Cash, Prime Services & Capital Markets, Credit Suisse
  • Henry Campen
    Partner, Parker Poe Adams and Bernstein LLP (retired)
  • Brian Ciaverella
    Executive Vice President Corporate Banking Market Manager, PNC Bank
  • Cindy Eckert
    Founder and CEO, The Pink Ceiling / Sprout Pharmaceuticals
  • Russ McLauchlan
    Executive Chairman and Founder, CALVERT Holdings
  • Amir Mehr
    Director, Credit & Analytics, Kensington Mortgages
  • Tim J. Merrett
    Vice President, Turf and Utility Platform, John Deere
  • Jon Pershke
    Vice President Strategy & Emerging Business, Lenovo
  • Therence Picket
    Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Volvo Parts
  • Gina Poole
    SVP, Marketing for Banking Solutions and Payments, FIS
  • Brian Ricker
    Director, IBM Cloud Client Experience, IBM
  • Amy Rumford
    Vice President, Global Services, ChannelAdvisor
  • Glenn Sherrill
    President and COO, Steelfab, Inc
  • Sam Straight
    Adjunct Professor and Executive-in-Residence, GSK (Retired)
  • E. Stephen Stroud
    Chairman, NAI Carolantic Realty, Inc.
  • Ken Torok
    Retired, President, United Parcel Service
  • Alex Wallace
    Managing Director, Loop Capital Markets
  • Judy Whiting
    Senior Vice President, Truist Bank
  • Cooper Willis
    Executive Vice President and Co-Director for Southeast Region, Bellwether Enterprise
  • Jeff Wright
    Founder, Wright Family LLC
  • Todd Yates
    Managing Partner and CEO, Hill Chesson & Woody