Occupation: Senior Policy Advisor Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Education: B.A., UNC-Chapel Hill; A.L.M, Harvard University
Family: Married to Julie Hans
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former Vice Chair and Policy Committee Chair of the N.C. State Board Community Colleges; member Urban Ministries of Wake County Board; former Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. Senators Lauch Faircloth, Elizabeth Dole, and Richard Burr.
Education: Agricultural-Chemical Program, Wayne County Community College
Family: Married to Judi Keever Grainger with two children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: member and Chairman of Government Affairs Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina; former member North Carolina State University College of Education and Psychology Advisory Board; former member NCSU Parks Scholarship Board; former member N.C. Grange-Tobacco Executive Board; member Southern Crop Protection Association Board; former Chairman Economic Development Coalition 2000.
Education: B.A., Political Science, 1968, North Carolina State University
Family: Married to Jim Goodnight with three children
Major Education/Elective Offices: former trustee of North Carolina State University; co-founder/board member of Cary Academy; board member of N.C. Public School Forum, N.C. New Schools Project and The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; Chair of YMCA We Build People Campaign; trustee of N.C. Museum of Art; Advisory Member of William & Ida Friday Institute, North Carolina State University; trustee of Wake Education Partnership; former Chair of John Rex Endowment.
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former chairman Buncombe County Board of Education; former chairman Eblen Charities Board of Directors; North Carolina School Boards Association; former board member Asheville Red Cross and Asheville Chamber of Commerce.
Occupation: Attorney; President, McGuire, Wood & Bissette, PA
Education: B.A., History, Wake Forest; J.D. UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law; M.B.A. University of Virginia
Family: Married to Sara Oliver Bissette with two children, five grandchildren
Major Elective Offices and Boards: former Mayor of Asheville; former President Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce; Sisters of Mercy Services Corporation; WCI, Inc.; Asheville Merchants Corporation; Forest Commercial Bank; Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute; Biltmore Forest Country Club; former Vice Chairman Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation; former Vice Chairman Buncombe County Economic Development Commission; former President N.C. Arboretum Society.
Fred N. Eshelman
Board of Governors, Term 2011 - 2015
Audit Committee, Chair
Strategic Directions Committee
300 N. Third Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: (910) 558-6885
Occupation: Corporate Executive, Pharmaceuticals
Education: Chemistry, High Point University; B.S. in Pharmacy, UNC-Chapel Hill; Ph.D. in Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati; Clinical Pharmacy Residency, Cincinnati General Hospital; OPM, Harvard Business School
Family: Married to April Eshelman with two daughters
Major Educational/Electives Offices: former member University of North Carolina at Wilmington Board of Trustees; member Dean's Research Advisory Committee, University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy; Chairman Board of Visitors UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, UNC-Chapel Hill; former member Board of Visitors, University of Cincinnati School of Pharmacy; former Adjunct Assistant Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy; former Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois School of Pharmacy; member American Society for Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics; former Chairman Association of Clinical Research Organizations.
Education: B.A., UNC-Chapel Hill; J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School
Family: Married to Frances Fennebresque with four children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: member Thompson Child and Family Focus; member Charlotte Mecklenburg Policy Foundation; former Vice Chairman, City of Charlotte Auditorium-Coliseum Convention Center; former Chairman Charlotte Regional Sports Commission; former Chairman Charlotte Latin School Board of Trustees.
Education: B.A., Journalism, 1975, UNC-Chapel Hill
Family: Married to Bill Gage with one child
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former Chair UNC Wilmington Board of Trustees; member WHQR Public Radio Board, N.C. Coastal Land Trust Board; local Wachovia Bank Board; former member Southeastern N.C. Community Foundation Board, N.C. Association of Broadcasters, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Board, Wilmington Rotary Club, St. John's Museum of Art Board and Wilmington Junior League Advisory Board.
Education: A.B., Economics, UNC-Chapel Hill; University of Rome, Economics and Language; M.B.A.- International Trade Wharton Graduate Division, University of Pennsylvania
Family: Married to Julie Ann Harrelson, 2 children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former NCDOT Secretary; former NCDOT Deputy Secretary; former Chairman Environmental Management Commission; former Member N.C. House of Representatives; former Chairman Trustee Triangle Transit Authority; former Chairman of NCSU ITRE Council, Vestry St. Philips Church.
Family: Married to Debbie Hinton with two children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former president NC Association of Broadcasters; former chairman Greenville-Pitt Chamber of Commerce; Distinguished Service Award, East Carolina University Alumni Association; Earle Gluck Distinguished Service Award, NC Broadcasters Association.
James L. Holmes, Jr.
Board of Governors, Term 2011 - 2015 [Term 2013-15]
Personnel and Tenure Committee, Secretary
Public Affairs Committee
4700 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: (919) 926-4623
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former member, UNC School of the Arts Board of Trustees; member of the National Endowment for the Arts; panel member National Endowment for the Arts Opera project; member Christ Episcopal Church; member World Economic Forum.
Education: B.S., Business Administration, 1961, UNC-Chapel Hill
Family: Married to Lynn Mull Lail with three children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former trustee of Lenior-Rhyne College; member Catawba County Champions of Education; member Brian Long Foundation Board; former member Hickory Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau; member Catawba Valley Hospitality and Tourism Alliance Board; former member N.C. Economic and Community Development Board; former Chairman Frye Regional Medical Center Board; former Chairman American Furniture Industry Hall of Fame.
Education: B.S., Business Administration, UNC-Chapel Hill; J.D. & LL.M (Tax), Georgetown University Law Center
Family: Married to Beth M. Long with two children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former chair, N.C. Bar Association, Tax Section; former director, Caramore Vocational Rehabilitation Center; former director, Shepherds Theological Seminary; director Raleigh Hall of Fame; director Alzheimer's North Carolina; adjunct professor, Campbell University.
Occupation: Retired entrepreneur and community volunteer
Education: B.S. Nursing, University of Florida
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former chair, Western Carolina University Board of Trustees; former chair, Western Carolina University Foundation Board; former member, REACH of Jackson County Board; member, Western NC Film Commission Advisory Board.
Education: Salem College; B.S., Psychology, UNC-Chapel Hill
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former staff U.S. House of Representatives; member North Carolina Aquarium Society; member UNC Women's Leadership Council; founding member Friends of Cape Lookout National Seashore; former member UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Visitors.
Education: B.S., Industrial Relations, UNC-Chapel Hill
Family: Married to Suzy McMahan. Three children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former member of the North Carolina House of Representatives; former member UNC Capital Needs Study Commission; former Chairman Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Economic Development; former member N.C. Center for Public Policy; former member N.C. Center for Business & Industry; former member Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.
Education: A.B, UNC-Chapel Hill; J.D., UNC-Chapel Hill
Family: Married to Etteinne Mitchell with two children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: previously served both Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton as a member of the President's Policy Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations; former member, NC Aquarium Society, the Tryon Palace Commission, the Washington Performing Arts Society, American Advertising Federation, National Association of Manufacturers, Northern Virginia Technology Council and U.S. Olympic Committee; lecturer for the Investment Banking class at the Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Education: MSIE Operations Research, University of Missouri; B.E., Mining, University of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Family: Married to Kalpana Nath with two children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: Chairman, Board of Advisors, The Carying Place-N.C. Profit Organization; member Planning Zoning Board, Town of Cary; member, Board of Advisors North Carolina Indian American Political Action Committee; former member Cary Central Rotary Club; former regional president Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation USA Inc.; former member Town of Cary Board of Adjustments; and former member Town of Cary Economic Development Commission.
Robert J. Nunnery
Board of Governors, Ex Officio Member
Educational Planning, Policies, and Programs Committee, term ends 2014
UNC Association of Student Governments
140 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone: (919) 843-6744
Education: B.S., Business Administration, UNC-Chapel Hill; M.B.A., Wake Forest University
Family: Married to Nancy Parrish with three children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: Board of Directors CapStone Bank, North Carolina; Travel and Tourism Coalition, National Board of Boy Scouts of America; former member of North Carolina Travel and Tourism Board, NC Department of Commerce, and City of Raleigh Convention Center.
Education: BA Chemistry, UNC Chapel Hill, 1979; MD UNC School of Medicine, 1983
Family: Married to Jimbo Perry with five sons
Major Educational/Elective Offices: chairman, Dept. of Pediatrics, Lenoir Memorial Hospital; NC 7th Congressional District Advisory Committee on Medical and Health Affairs; Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics ECU and UNC Schools of Medicine; Board of Directors, Kinston Fellows Program; former Board of Directors UNC Chapel Hill General Alumni Association, NC Child Daycare Commission.
Education: B.A., North Carolina State University; J.D., Duke University School of Law
Family: Married to Robyn Pickett with one child
Major Educational/Elective Offices: member, NC Zoological Society; Duke Law School Future Forum; volunteer, Big Brothers/Big Sisters; former member Pew Partnership's Greensboro Civic Entrepreneur Initiative; former member, Central Virginia Foodbank.
Education: B.S., Masters of Science Education, East Carolina University
Family: Married to Jennifer J. Rippy
Major Educational/Elective Offices: member, East Carolina University Board of Visitors, the East Carolina University Foundation, Cape Fear Community College Foundation, the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, East Carolina University Health and Human Performance Advancement Council; former member of the College of Education Advancement Council, UNC Wilmington School of Business Advisory Board and UNC Wilmington Entrepreneurial Advisory Board; former chair of the Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees, the Cape Fear Visitors Bureau, the Wilmington International Airport Authority and Friends of Airlie Gardens.
Education: B.A., History, East Carolina University
Family: two children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former Chair of East Carolina University Board of Trustees; former President of Association Executives of NC, former member of N.C. Institute of Political Leadership Board; member of N.C. Center for Public Policy Research board; past President of American Society of Health Care Association Executives; member of the Board of Directors of NC Institute of Medicine; former member of NC Social Services Commission.
Family: Married to Shirley Sywassink with three children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former chair and vice chair, Appalachian State University Board of Trustees; former director, Hiram College Board of Directors; director and former chair, Homes for Children, Inc., Banner Elk, NC.
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former Vice Chairman University of North Carolina at Pembroke Board of Trustees; member Board of Directors UNC-Chapel Hill General Alumni Association; member of the UNC-Chapel Hill Educational Foundation Board of Directors; President UNC-Chapel Hill Spiked Shoe Track Club; member UNCP Faculty Athletic Committee, Braves Club, Chancellor Club Advisory Board and the Foundation and Endowment Board; President Lumberton Rotary Club, President, Downtown Merchants Association; member of the Lumberton City Council; President Lumberton Economic Advancement for Downtown, President, Board of Realtors, Lumberton.
Raiford Trask III
Board of Governors, Term 2011 - 2015
Educational Planning, Policies, and Programs Committee
Public Affairs Committee
1202 Eastwood Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: (910) 512-5084
Occupation: Real Estate Developer
Education: Attended UNC-Chapel Hill
Major Educational/Elective Offices: member of North Carolina Economic Development Board; former member of the Unified Development Ordinance Steering Committee; former member of City of Wilmington Future Land Use Plan Board; member of the Board for the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce; former President Coastal Carolina Tomorrow; former member of the Cape Fear Community College Foundation; member of University of North Carolina at Wilmington Capital Campaign Cabinet.
Education: B.S., Psychology, Western Carolina University
Family: Married to Joan Walker with two children
Major Educational/Elective Offices: former Chairman Western Carolina University Board of Trustees; former Chairman of the Western Carolina University Foundation Board; Chairman of the Campaign for Western; former Campaign Co-Chairman N.C. Center for Engineering Technologies; former member Hickory Regional Planning Commission; former Chair Catawba United Way Industrial Division; former member Campaign Committee Catawba County YMCA.
Education: B.S., Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Northern Virginia Community College
Major Educational/Elective Offices: member of the War Memorial Foundation; Senior Resources of Guilford, Partners Ending Homeless; Commissioner, High Point Housing Authority; former member of the NC House of Representatives; served on the House Appropriations Committee, including the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and various other committees, including Judiciary, Mental Health and Education; former member of the High Point City Council.