Board of Directors


Peggy Brookhouse, Chair – President/Partner, Luquire George Andrews

Watts Hamrick, Vice Chair – Managing Partner, Pamlico Capital

Ty Niess, Vice Chair – Partner, Red Propeller

Kieth Cockrell, Chair-Elect – Retail, Preferred & Small Business Banking Executive, Bank of America

Matt Springman, Treasurer – Executive VP, Market Leader, PNC Bank

Jimmy Kmetz, Assistant Treasurer – Assurance Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Dena Diorio, Secretary – Mecklenburg County Manager

Liz Simmons, Immediate Past Chair – Civic Leader

Judy August – Client Advisor, Queen Oaks Advisors

Rick Bange – Partner, Moore & Van Allen

Tarvia Chiddick – Civic Leader

Denise Coleman – Strategic Marketing & Strategic Affairs Manager, Norsan Media

Linda Dalton (ex officio) – President, Mecklenburg Historical Association

Gaither Deaton – Civic Leader

Stephanie Gitlin – Civic Leader

Lucia Zapata Griffith – Architect. Metro Landmarks

Vida Harvey – Senior Counsel, JELD-WEN, Inc.

Rhondale Haywood – SVP, Portfolio Manager, US Trust Private Wealth Management

Andre Hester – Vice President, Wells Fargo Securities

Kathryn Hill – President & CEO, Levine Museum of the New South

Tracy Kidd – Talent Director, Brighthouse Financial

Richard Lee – Executive Director, Ernst & Young

Pacino Mancillas – Partner, Director of Brand Integration, AC&M Group

Katie Belk Morris – Chairperson, The Belk Foundation

CG Newsome – Civic Leader

Scott Poole – Ridgemont Equity Partners

Dr. Carol Quillen – President, Davidson College

Sally Robinson – Civic Leader

Michael Smith – Partner, Collett

Claye Stokes – Director, SEO, Red Ventures

Noell Tin – Managing Partner, Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, PLLC

Anne Tompkins – Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP

Glen Wright – CEO, Worth Financial Advisory Group