Meet our board

Executive committee

  • James Bell Black, III
    Chair
    Retired, Senior Vice President, Client Development, Wells Fargo Raleigh
  • Rodney E. Martin
    Vice Chair
    President, Atlantic Coast Foods, Inc. Swansboro
  • Katharine (Kack) Harrison Hardin
    Treasurer
    Office Administrator, James C. Hardin III, PLLC Rock Hill, SC
  • Alexander G. Floyd
    Secretary
    President, Floyd Oil Company Granville County and Raleigh
  • Linda J. Staunch
    Chair, Development
    President, Linda Staunch & Associates New Bern
  • James W. Narron
    Chair, Affiliate Impact
    Attorney, Narron, O'Hale & Whittington, P.A. Smithfield
  • Hilda Pinnix-Ragland
    Chair, Governance
    Former corporate officer, Duke Energy Managing partner, AHK Global Resources Raleigh
  • Laura M. Beasley
    Chair, Grants
    Community Volunteer Colerain
  • Juan Austin
    Co-Chair, Affiliate Impact
    Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Foundation, NC and SC Jamestown

Board members at large

  • John R. Bratton
    Vice Chairman, Wake Stone Corporation Raleigh
  • Peter M. Bristow
    President, First Citizens Bank Raleigh
  • Stuart B. Dorsett
    Partner, Brown Advisory Chapel Hill
  • Frank B. Gibson, Jr.
    Partner, Murchison, Taylor & Gibson, PLLC Wilmington
  • H. Kel Landis, III
    Partner, Plexus Capital Raleigh
  • W. Trent Ragland, III
    President, Ragland Properties Inc. Raleigh
  • Madhu Sharma
    Executive coach Cary
  • Karen Stiwinter
    Owner, K. M. Stiwinter and Company Franklin
  • Jane Thorne
    Community advocate Tarboro
  • Steven Wangerin
    Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer Coastal Bank & Trust Jacksonville
  • John Willingham
    President, Indera Mills Yadkinville

Directors emeriti

  • Sherwood H. Smith, Jr.
    Chairman Emeritus, Progress Energy Raleigh
  • The Honorable Robert W. Scott*
    Former Governor, State of North Carolina
  • W. Trent Ragland, Jr.*
    Vice President Emeritus, Martin-Marietta Aggregates
  • John R. Jordan, Jr.*
    Attorney, Jordan, Price, Wall, Gray, Jones & Carlton
  • The Honorable James E. Holshouser, Jr.*
    Former Governor, State of North Carolina
  • Lewis R. Holding*
    Founding Chairman, NCCF
    CEO, First Citizens BancShares
  • Martha Guy
    Retired President, Avery County Bank Newland
  • Charles Gaddy*
    Gaddy Real Estate Company
  • Henry E. Frye
    Of Counsel, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP Greensboro
  • Annabelle L. Fetterman
    Retired CEO, Lundy Packing Company Clinton
  • Billy T. Woodard*
    Retired Chairman, The Fidelity Bank
* Deceased