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

Board Members

  • Mark Baxter
    Assurance Partner, EY
  • Christina Blaszczak
    Director, Fixed Income Product Control, Credit Suisse
  • Frank Buckless
    Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Dean, Poole College of Management
  • 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
  • Christine Holmes
    Partner, EY
  • Matthew W. King
    CEO, FanDuel Group
  • O’Hara Macken
    SVP, Global Head Corporate Solutions, IHS Markit
  • Russ McLauchlan
    Chairman and CEO, CALVERT Holdings
  • Amir Mehr
    Director, Credit & Analytics, The Northview Group
  • Tim J. Merrett
    Vice President, Turf and Utility Platform, John Deere
  • Greg W. Owen
    Wealth Advisor & Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Private Bank
  • Jon Pershke
    Vice President, Think Business Group, Strategy and Transformation, Lenovo
  • Gina Poole
    Retired, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Brian Ricker
    Director of World Wide Client Services and Support, IBM
  • Jon Rufty
    President and CEO, The Rufty Companies
  • Amy Rumford
    Vice President, Supply Chain Operation, Service Excellence and Analytics, Advance Auto Parts
  • Glenn Sherrill
    President and COO, Steelfab, Inc
  • Samuel L. Straight
    Executive-In-Residence, SCRC, Poole College of Management at NC State University
  • E. Stephen Stroud
    Chairman, NAI Carolantic Realty, Inc.
  • Ken Torok
    Retired, United Parcel Service
  • William F. Troxler Jr.
    President and CEO, Troxler Electronic Laboratories, Inc.
  • Alex Wallace
    Managing Director, Head of Public Finance, US Bancorp Municipal Securities Group
  • Jeff Ward, Board Chair
    Regional Executive Vice President, First Citizens Bank
  • Cooper Willis
    Executive Vice President and Co-Director for Southeast Region, Bellwether Enterprise
  • Jeff Wright
    Director, US Antimony Corporation