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.

2017 Business Advisory Council Members

Adkison Paul, CEO IQMax, Inc.
Player Barefoot, President, SouthTech
David Bond, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, RockSolid Software, LLC
Connally Branch, President, Clark Branch Realtors, Inc.
Wanda A. (Hayes) Burgamy, Program Manager, Service Now
James W. (Jim) Chesnutt, Chairman/President/CEO, National Spinning Co., Inc.
Hilton ‘Chip’ Chesson, President, Encore Properties
Jerod S. Cohen, Director of Employee Benefits, Snipes Insurance Service, Inc.
Neal Crawford, President, Towne Bank
Scott Diggs, President, Lift It Capital, LLC & Lift It Rentals, LLC
Scott P. Evans, Regional President, Northeastern Region BB&T
Van Isley, President, Professional Builders Supply
Vincent R. Jones, President & CEO, the little bank, Inc.
Eric Laster, CEO and President, Edifice
Kent Lawrence, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan
David Leonard, President, RSUI
W. Guy Lucas, CFP(r), Associate VP/Financial Planning Specialist, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Colonel Rod Mallette, U.S. Army (Retired), Vice President, International Auto Logistics
Kevin Monroe, Relationship Manager, CapTrust Financial Advisors
Harry W. Moser, III, Vice President, CapGemini
Anthony Patterson, CEO, Indigo Holdings
Lynn M. Schubert, President, The Surety & Fidelity Association of America
Jim Smith, Vice President, Contec, Inc.
Phil Tetterton, CFO, Cox Industries
Benny Ward, CEO, Dignify Therapeutics
James H. Ward, III, Member/Manager, Ward Holdings LLC
John Ward, Regional Vice President, Wells Fargo
Melanie O. Welsh, North State Bank Mortgage
William H. Yarborough, President/CEO, U.S. Postal Service FCU

Emeritus Members

Charles S. Atwater, President/Chairman of the Board (Retired), Hydro Services & Supplies, Inc.
Lisa Daniel Benton, Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Wells Fargo
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
Mark F. Copeland, Regional Managing Partner, Southwest Region Ernst & Young
Bill Furr, Cumulus Fibres (Retired)
Alvin Hutzler, Cliff Weil
J. Fielding Miller, CEO/Managing Partner, CapTrust Financial Advisors
Howard Rooks, Owner/Real Estate Consultant, Rooks Morris Real Estate
Jim Walker, The Advisory Group, LLC
Bob Ward, Previous Executive VP, Unifi, Inc.