Board of Trustees

2022 Board Members

BOARD CHAIR:
Benjamin N. Thompson
Attorney, Wyrick, Robbin, Yates & Ponton
Dunn, NC

BOARD VICE CHAIR:
Mary W. Willis
President & CEO, Fidelity Bank
Fuquay Varina, NC

Joann Anderson
Senior Advisor, Acendient Healthcare Advisors
Lumberton, NC

Juan Austin
Senior VP of Philanthropy & Community Relations, Wells Fargo Corporate
Jamestown, NC

Guilford W. Bass (Lifetime Trustee)
President, Holden Beach Fishing Pier
Holden Beach, NC

Steve Bryan
Vice Chairman, TA Loving
Goldsboro, NC

Ed Byrd (Lifetime Trustee)
Retired Land Developer
Sanford, NC

David K. Clark (Lifetime Trustee)
President, Clark Brothers Inc.
Elizabethtown, NC

Dr. Allison C. Cobb
Pharmacist/Homemaker
Stanley, NC

Suzanne Cook
President, Benton Card Company
Benson, NC

Helen Currin (Lifetime Trustee)
Retired farm owner/operator
Wilmington, NC

Rev. Jayne Davis
Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church Wilmington
Burgaw, NC

Dr. Leah Devlin
Professor
Raleigh, NC

Donald C. Evans
VP, Coastal Insurance, Shallot NC
Ash, NC

Dexter E. Floyd (Lifetime Trustee)
Piggly Wiggly Supermarkets
Kinston, NC

Gregory Floyd 
Attorney/Franchise Principal, Piggly Wiggly Supermarkets 
Kinston, NC

Dr. David J. Hailey
Pastor, Hayes Barton Baptist Church
Raleigh, NC

Joseph C. Hall, Jr.
Retired Businessman
Salisbury, NC

Joseph H. Hunt
Attorney, Alston & Bird
Guntersville, AL

Glenn Infinger
Attorney
Atlanta, GA

Thomas J. Keith
Real Estate/Appraiser
Fayetteville, NC

Anna Drew Kirk
Homemaker
Wake Forest, NC

LTG(R) Susan Lawrence
President & CEO,  AFCEA International
Bradenton, FL

James Eugene (Gene) Lewis, III
SVP, Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services
Angier, NC

Hon. Elaine Marshall
North Carolina Secretary of State
Raleigh, NC

Dr. Heather Massengill
Director of External Engagement, GlaxoSmithKline
Garner, NC

Bernard F. McLeod, Jr. (Lifetime Trustee)
Retired businessman
Fuquay-Varina, NC

Dr. Karen McNeil-Miller
President and CEO, The Colorado Health Foundation
Centennial, CO

Anna McNeill Oliver
Associate General Counsel, Liberty Healthcare Management, Inc. 
Wilmington, NC

Jerry D. Milton
President, Southeastern Interiors
Lillington, NC

Christopher Neal
President, Short Stop Food Marts
Fayetteville, NC

Sandy Greene Patterson
Attorney
Southern Pines, NC

Jim Evan Perry (Lifetime Trustee)
Retired Professional Baseball
New London, NC

William Pully
Senior Counsel for Nexsen/Pruet
Raleigh, NC

Dr. James Purvis
Kincaid & Purvis Family Dentistry
New Bern, NC

Robert Ransdell (Lifetime Trustee)
Southern Seeds, Inc.
Angier, NC

Willard D. Small (Lifetime Trustee)
President, 3 Auto Dealerships
Fair Bluff, NC

Henry L. Smith
Owner & President, Carolina Medical
Chapel Hill, NC

Randell C. Stoney, Jr.
Attorney, Barnwell Whaley
Mount Pleasant, SC

L. Stuart Surles
Stuart Surles Insurance
Angier, NC

Frederick L. Taylor, II
Troy Lumber Company
Biscoe, NC

David Wharton
Regional Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
Advance, NC

Fred Whitfield
Hornets Sports & Entertainment
Charlotte, NC

Robert Whiteman (Lifetime Trustee)
Retired Businessman
Raleigh, NC

Luby E. Wood (Lifetime Trustee)
Businessman
Raleigh, NC