Board of Directors


Derrick Thompson
Chair of the Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer, T&T Creative Group

Sam Spilman
Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors
Chair of the Facilities Committee
Director of Power Quality, Reliability & Integrity Governance, Duke Energy

Nancy Lester
Treasurer of the Board of Directors
Law Firm Accounting Manager (retired)

Corrie Piontak
Secretary of the Board of Directors
Director, Strategy Advisory Services, Optum

Charlie Kennedy
Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors
Co-Owner, Kennedy Office Supply

Board Members

Will Barfield
Co-Chair of the Resource Development Committee
President & CEO, Barfield Revenue Consulting

Nancy Brawley
Chair of the Human Resources Committee
Human Resources Director (Retired)

Russell Carter
Benefits Consultant, Scott Benefit Services

Barry Cooper
Vice President, Accounting, Bioventus

Jason Grooters
Chief Finance Officer, New Republic Partners

Hugh Harris
Outreach and Policy Counsel, North Carolina Department of Justice

Kendall Harris
Senior Director, YMCA of the Triangle

Carman Liuzzo
Senior Vice President of Investments, Highwoods Properties, Inc.

Nina Long
Co-Chair of the Resource Development Committee
Director of Human Resources, Poyner Spruill LLP

Lanier McRee
Assistant State Budget Officer, NC Office of State Budget and Management

Thomas Nisbet
Senior Managing Consultant, IBM