Business Advisory Council

The College of Business works closely with its Business Advisory Council, a group of alumni and friends who provide valuable expertise, guidance, and support for the continuing development of high quality business programs at East Carolina University. Its role is advisory to the dean and faculty.The Business Advisory Council also helps the College of Business foster ongoing relationships with the larger business community. It formally meets two times per year. In the interim, members work with the College of Business, singly or in groups, based on individual skills and interests.

2018 Business Advisory Council Members

Paul Adkison, CEO IQMax, Inc. and Lift It Rentals, LLC, Charlotte, NC
Player Barefoot, President, SouthTech, Raleigh, NC
David Bond, Executive Vice President, RockSolid Software, LLC, Raleigh, NC
Connally Branch, President, Clark Branch Realtors, Inc., Greenville, NC
Wanda A. (Hayes) Burgamy, Program Manager, Service Now, Nags Head, NC
James W. (Jim) Chesnutt, Chairman/President/CEO, National Spinning Co., Inc., Washington, NC
Jerod S. Cohen, Director of Employee Benefits, Snipes Insurance Service, Inc., Raleigh, NC
* Mark F. Copeland, Regional Managing Partner, Southwest Region Ernst & Young, Dallas, TX
Neal Crawford, Commercial Manager, Virginia Community Bank, Louisa, VA
Matt Crisp, Principal, Founder & COO, eVestment, Atlanta, GA
Scott Diggs, President, Lift It Capital, LLC & Lift It Rentals, LLC, Wilmington, NC
Scott P. Evans, Regional President, Northeastern Region BB&T
Van Isley, President, Professional Builders Supply, Morrisville, NC
Vincent “Rob” Jones, CEO, Union Bank, Kinston, NC
Eric Laster, CEO & President, Edifice, Charlotte, NC
Kent Lawrence, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan, Cary, NC
W. Guy Lucas, CFP(r), Associate VP, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Raleigh, NC
Rodney Mallette, Assistant Vice President, International Auto Logistics, Wake Forest, NC
Kevin Monroe, Relationship Manager, CapTrust Financial Advisors, Cary, NC
Anthony Patterson, Summerfield, NC
Lynn M. Schubert, President, The Surety & Fidelity Association of America, Washington, DC
Jim Smith, Vice President, Contec, Inc., Spartanburg, SC
Phil Tetterton, CFO, Cox Industries, Orangeburg, SC
Benny Ward, CEO, Dignify Therapeutics, Inc., Raleigh, NC
James H. Ward, III, Managing Member, Ward Holdings LLC
John Ward, Regional Vice President, Wells Fargo, Raleigh, NC
Darryl Webb, Sr., VP for Operations, Golden Corral, Raleigh, NC
William H. Yarborough, President/CEO, U.S. Postal Service FCU, Maryland

Emeritus Members

Charles S. Atwater, CFO, Hydro Services & Supplies, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC
Lisa Daniel Benton, Senior VP Human Resources, Wells Fargo, Greenville, NC
Robert Bird, Executive Director, Independent Insurance Agents of NC (Retired)
Donald B. Boldt, President (Retired), Wall Lenk Corp, Asst Dean for Grad Programs(Retired), ECU COB
Hilton ‘Chip’ Chesson, Owner, Trinity Builders
Bill Furr, Cumulus Fibres (Retired), Vero Beach, FL
Alvin Hutzler, President, Cliff Weil, Inc., Richmond, VA
J. Fielding Miller, CEO/Managing Partner, CapTrust Financial Advisors, Raleigh, NC
Harry W. Moser, III, (Retired), CapGemini, Atlanta, GA
Howard Rooks, Owner/Real Estate Consultant, Rooks Morris Real Estate, Sarasota, FL
Jim Walker, The Advisory Group, LLC, Raleigh, NC
Bob Ward, Executive VP (Retired), Unifi, Inc., Burlington, NC

*Chair of Business Advisory Council