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.

2018-2019 Business Advisory Council Members

Paul Adkison, CEO/Founder  IQMax Inc. & Lift It Rentals
W. Player Barefoot, President  SouthTech Orthopedics
David A. Bond, Principal   RockSolid Software, LLC
Connally Branch, President  Clark-Branch, Inc. Realtors
Sharon Bryson, CEO  NC Association of CPAs
Wanda Hayes Burgamy, Go-to-Market Manager  ServiceNow
James W. Chesnutt, CEO/President  National Spinning Company, Inc.
Tonya Cockman, President   Clear Defense
Jerod Stuart Cohen, Vice President, Employee Benefits  Snipes Insurance Service Inc.
*Mark Copeland, SW Region Transaction Adv. Services Leader  Ernst & Young
Neal Crawford, Commercial Mgr Virginia Community Bank
Matt Crisp, COO, Co-Founder  eVestment
Karl Deonanan, CFO  Synteract
M. Scott Diggs, President/Partner  Lift It Rentals, LLC
Scott Evans, President East Region  BB&T
Lakesha Alston Forbes, Associate Provost/Chief Diversity Officer ECU
Angela Sutton Furniss, Sr Acct Executive  Dexcom
Andy Herdman, HR Mayne Pharma
Van Dexter Isley, CEO/ Chairman  Professional Builders Supply
V. Robert Jones, Chief Executive Officer  Union Bank
N. Eric Laster, CEO & President  EDIFICE
Kent Lawrence, Managing Director  J.P. Morgan
W. Guy Lucas, Assoc VP/Sr Portfolio Mgr  Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Rodney A. Mallette, GM-Operations  International Auto Logistics
Kevin M. Monroe, Vice President/Financial Advisor  CapTrust Financial Advisors
Anthony Patterson, CEO  Indigo Holdings
Donna Phillips, Sr. Economic Developer, Duke Energy
Lynn M. Schubert, President  The Surety & Fidelity Association of America
Danny Scott, Partner & VP Operations  All-N-Food
Jim Murry Smith, VP Contec
Damon Stafford, Consolidated Claims Group
Heather Stepp, Real Estate  Keller Williams
Phil Tetterton, CFO  Cox Industries
Benny Ward, CEO  Advisor and Board Member to Life Science Companies
John Ward, Reg. VP  Wells Fargo Triangle/ENC Comm. Banking
James Harvey Ward III, Managing Member  Ward Holdings LLC
Darryl Webb, Sr VP of Operations  Golden Corral
William H. Yarborough, President/CEO  US Postal Service Fed. Credit U

Emeritus Members

Charles Atwater, President and CEO Retired  Hydro Service & Supplies, Inc.
Bonnie Lee Brown, Consultant  Client Focus Consulting, Inc.
Lisa D. Benton, Senior VP – Human Resources  Wells Fargo Eastern Region
Robert Bird, Retired Exec Dir/CEO  IIANC
Donald B. Boldt, Retired  Wall Lenk, ECU CoB
Hilton O. (Chip) Chesson, President  Encore Prop. One, LLC
William (Bill) Furr, Retired  Cumulus Fibres
Alvin B. Hutzler, CEO  Cliff Weil
J. Fielding Miller, CEO  CapTrust Financial Advisors
Harry Wade Moser III, Retired VP Capabilities  Capgemini
W. Kel Normann, CEO  Normann Financial Group
W. Howard Rooks, Retired  Rooks Morris Realtors
James A. Walker, Chairman  The Advisory Group
Robert Allen Ward, Retired Executive Vice President – Unifi, Inc.

*Chair of Business Advisory Council