Board of Trustees

2021 Board Members

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

BOARD VICE CHAIR:
Dr. R. Henry Capps, Jr.
Physician
Huntersville, NC

Robert J. Barker, Sr.
Bob Barker Company
Fuquay-Varina, NC

Steve Bryan
Vice Chairman, TA Loving
Goldsboro, NC

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

Travis Burt
Transportation Impact, LLC
Emerald Isle, NC

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

David K. Clark (Lifetime Trustee)
President, Clark Brothers Inc.
Elizabethtown, 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
NC State Health Director
Raleigh, NC

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

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

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

Molly Held
Businesswoman
Clinton, NC

Ester H. Howard (Lifetime Trustee)
Retired educator
Lillington, NC

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

Glenn Infinger
Attorney
Atlanta, GA

Thomas J. Keith
Real Estate/Appraisor
Fayetteville, NC

Anna Drew Kirk
Homemaker
Wake Forest, NC

LTG(R) Susan Lawrence
Managing Director, Accenture
Alexandria, VA

James Eugene (Gene) Lewis, III
SVP, First Citizens Bank, Trust & Fiduciary Ser.
Angier, NC

Hon. Elaine Marshall
North Carolina Secretary of State
Raleigh, 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

Christopher Neal
President, Short Stop Food Marts
Fayetteville, NC

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

William Pully
Senior Counsel for Nexsen/Pruet
Raleigh, NC

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

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

Luther D. Starling, Jr.
Attorney, Daughtry Woodard Lawrence & Starling
Smithfield, NC

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

Frederick H. Taylor
Troy Lumber Company
Troy, NC

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

Robert P. Wellons
Wellons Realty, Inc.
Dunn, NC

Harold B. Wells, Jr.
Real Estate Developer
Wilmington, 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