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

  • DeLisa Alexander
    Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Red Hat
  • Mark Baxter
    Assurance Partner, EY
  • Kevin Beasley
    Retired, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Stacy Betts
    Senior Director, Nationals Partner Organization, Cisco
  • Christina Blaszczak
    Director, Fixed Income Product Control, Credit Suisse
  • Jeffrey G. Brock
    Managing Partner, Hargett Hunter Capital Partners
  • Frank Buckless
    Interim Dean and KMPG Professor of Accounting, Poole College of Management
  • Henry Campen
    Partner, Parker Poe Adams and Bernstein LLP
  • Russ Cobb
    Vice President, Global Alliances & Channels, SAS
  • Chris Cooper
    Assistant Vice President, Program and Project Management, MetLife
  • Ron Doggett
    Executive-in-Residence, NC State College of Management; Goodmark Foods [retired]
  • Cindy Eckert
    Founder and CEO, The Pink Ceiling / Sprout Pharmaceuticals
  • Bill Hamlin
    President and CEO, The Hamlin Companies
  • James Hansen
    Regional President, PNC Bank
  • Christine Holmes
    Partner, EY
  • Matthew W. King
    CEO, FanDuel
  • O’Hara Macken
    EVP, COO, Global Markets Group, Ipreo
  • Russ McLauchlan
    Chairman and CEO, CALVERT Holdings
  • Tim J. Merrett
    Vice President, Turf and Utility Platform, John Deere
  • Mark Morais
    Vice President, Strategic Deal Development and Pricing, Covance
  • 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
    Chief Marketing Officer, Amazon Game Developers
  • Brian Ricker
    Director of World Wide Client Services and Support, IBM
  • Jon Rufty
    President and CEO, The Rufty Companies
  • JR Shearin
    Managing Partner, Deloitte
  • 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
  • G. Smedes York
    President, York Properties, Inc. / McDonald York Building Company
  • Stephen Zelnak
    Chairman, Beazer Homes and ZP Enterprises, LLC