Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors serves as a resource by providing advice and feedback; growing the organization through community outreach; and promoting NCTA as the primary voice for North Carolina's tech sector. 

Who is eligible?  One representative per member company or organization can serve on the Board of Advisors.

What are the benefits?  Board members receive additional recognition in a variety of ways (in print, online, special badging at events, inclusion in VIP activities, complimentary event registrations and more).

What is the investment?  $600 annually in addition to regular NCTA membership dues.

How do I join NCTA Board of Advisors?  Contact Alison Gordon, Director of Member Engagement, at 919.890.0775 or Email Alison.

Current Members of the Board of Advisors

A10 Networks
Mark Rubin,
Sr. Regional Sales Manager

Mark Burgess, VP Solutions Management - Ambulatory 

Ally Financial
Peter Maio, CIO Corporate Technology

Alston + Bird
Christopher Gegg, Partner, IP Group

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Greg Lamm, VP, IT

APEX Analytix
Walt Kristick, CIO & SVP Central Operations

Jeff Stark, Director, Professional Services - East

David Boeberitz, Self Service Systems Leader/Lead Link

AT&T North Carolina
Dan Sisson, Sales Center VP

AvidXChange, Inc.
Mike Praeger, Co-Founder & CEO

Noreen Allen, CMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield NC
Casey Parks, Manager of Divisional Business Strategy & Operations

BB&T Insurance Services
Kelly Upchurch, Vice 

B/E Aerospace
Ben Holder, Corporate Director Enterprise Applications

Harmandeep Singh, VP, Strategy & Innovation

Bridgera LLC
Ron Pascuzzi, SVP Sales & Marketing

CA Technologies
Jonathan Harrell, Solution Account Manager

Capitol Broadcasting Company/American Underground
Adam Klein, Chief Strategist

CDI Southeast
Matt Long, Practice Lead - Converged Infrastructure

CEM Corporation
Mark Raynard, Director of IT

Bobby Suggs, Field Sales Director

Channel Systems
Rick Geary, President & CEO

Charter Communications
John Moore, Manager - Public Sector Sales

Cherry Bekaert LLP


City of Durham - Office of the CIO
Kerry Goode, CIO

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Paris Fogle, Innovation & Mobile Strategy Manager
Information Systems & Services

Craven Community College
Annette Walker, Lead Instructor - CTI

Credit Suisse

Gary Storr, Director, Client Engagement

Dais X
Neal Davis, CEO

Dassault Systèmes
Tom Schorr, Director, Technology Partnerships

Lawrence Boening, President & COO

DataStaff, Inc.
Rob Crabill, SVP of Operations

DB Global Technology
Bill Mitchell, Head of Delivery

Dell Technologies
Brent Taylor, Sr. Director, Global Supply Chain

Deloitte Services
J.R. Shearin, Managing Partner

Digital Intelligence Systems Corp (DISYS)
Rowena Heath, Sr. Account Executive

Dimension Data
Grant Sainsbury, VP, Solutions

Duke Energy
Chris Heck, CIO

Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business
Meredith Conder, Director of Business Development, Executive Education

Spencer Snedecor
, Regional Manager

DynPro, Inc.
Charlie Rogers, SVP

Eagle Creek Software Services
Kevin Burkhart, Executive VP 

East Carolina University
Zach Loch, IT Director

ECPI University - Raleigh Campus
Bill Armour, Campus President 

EDM Americas
Arun Singh, COO

Elllis & Winters LLP
Alex Pearce, Attorney

Elon University
Tony Rose, Senior Business Analyst

Empowered Benefits
Rob Norris, Co-Founder

ERC Broadband
Bradley Cain, Vice President

Extended Stay America
Nancy Templeton, Director, Enterprise Applications

Keith Werner
, Carolinas Public Sector Leader

Tom Maloney, Associate IT Director

Fidelity Investments
Christopher Melia, VP Software Engineering Management

First Citizens Bank

Forsyth Technical Community College - Office of Planning and Information Service
Deanne Wesley, Dept. Chair, Davis iTEC Center

Forsythe Techology
Jim Olevano, Solution Architect 

Freudenberg IT
Katie Thacker, Business Development Manager

Genworth Financial
George Reichert, CIO

Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Claudio Edelman, VP, Engineering

Global Knowledge
Marie Maguire, Marketing Communications Manager

Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau
Nicole Robinson, Sales Coordinator

Greene Resources
Jason deFreitas, Director of Recruiting Solutions

GreerWalker LLP
Mark Haynes, Director of IT

Hall Booth Smith P.C.
Richard Sheinis, Partner

HCL America Inc.
Matt Preschern, CMO

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Julie Kroehler, Carolinas District Manager

Tina Cochrane, Director

Hornets Sports & Entertainment 
Ronnie Bryant, Director, Information Technology Services

Hutchison PLLC
Dan Fuchs, Attorney

Mac Devine, VP & CTO Networking & Innovation Services

Greg Boone,
Software Engineering Manager

Geoff Alexander, President

IES Commercial
Gilbert Romo, VP of Sales

INC Research, LLC
Jonathan Shough, CIO

Adam Byers, Sr. Information Security Consultant, NSOC Manager

Melissa Wittner, VP, Software Engineering

Intellectual Capitol
Barry Newkirk, Managing Partner

Internetwork Engineering
Sean Rollman, CTO, VP Technology Solutions & Services

iT People Corporation
Sai Nidamarty, Co-founder & CEO


Thomas Gentry
, Account Executive

Beth Hendricks, CTO

Jive Software
Rich Blank, Director of Technical Sales

JJ Wade & Associates
Kevin Flowers, Advisor, Innovation Risk

Jones Lang LaSalle
Ryan Lawrence, VP

Ben Wiant, Business Development Manager

Koolbridge Solar, Inc.
Phil Johnston, JD, Vice Chairman
*Founding Chairman of NCTA

LabCorp - Laboratory Corporation of America
Mark Wright, SVP Customer Facing Products

LaVallee & Associates
Mike Lavallee, Managing Partner

Bill Eddy, Director, Data Management

Jerry Fralick, Chief Security Officer

Bernie Emsley, VP Product Development - Business of Law Software Solutions

LPL Financial

Macro Integration Services, Inc.
Terry Morgan, President

MapAnything, Inc.
Dan Hines, SVP - Sales

MCNC Networking Services
Todd Broucksou, Sr. Director, Community Support

Kim Donica, VP GTO


Milner, Inc.
Lin Cashwell
, Regional VP

Bob Dieterle, COO

National Business Training
Jon Kudlick, VP of Business Development

NC Department of Information Technology
Ray Johnson, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs & Vendor Relations

NC State Jenkins Graduate School of Management
Dan McGurrin, Director, Executive Education

Net Friends, Inc.
John Synder, President 

North Highland
Amy Kochan, Principal

NWN Corporation

One Diversified, LLC
Dan Lumsden, Regional Director

Brent Moore, Market Director

OnTarget Group
Steven Dmiszewicki, CEO

Optricity Corporation
Sheila Benny, Executive VP

Lindsay Fernandez, Sr. Director (Interim CIO)

Tom Beaulieu, Regional Director, Public Sector

Pfeiffer University
Dr. Kenneth Russell, VP Digital Transformation/CIO

Melissa Bishop-Murphy, Sr. Director

Pitney Bowes Digital Commerce
Chris Spencer, State Government Client Executive

Poyner Spruill LLP
Eric Stevens, Partner

Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Rick Purcell, Associate Manager

Jason Lemons, Director of Sales & Marketing

Prem Ranganath, Sr. Director, IT Delivery Excellence & Assurance (IDEA)

Hal Hawisher, COO

Cathelene Thomas, Chief of Staff

Rebyc Security
Keith Haskett, President & CEO

Red Hat
Melanie Chernoff, Government & Community Affairs, Sr. Manager

Craig Scates, Regional Director

Retail Business Solutions LLC
Subodh Mishra, VP IT Solution Delivery

Ricoh Managed Services

Kevin Duerr
, President

Robert Half Technology
Katie Preuss, Division Director

Ronco Communications
Kerri Pyne, Director of Sales

RTI International 
Neale D'Rozario, CIO

Rural Sourcing
Monty Hamilton, CEO

Andrew Pearson, CMO

Sarah Levitt, LLC
Sarah Levitt, President 

Secure Designs, Inc.
Ron Culler, CTO & Executive VP

Shaw University
Hooshang Foroudastan, CIO

Sherpa IT
Tracy Libertino, Vice President

Signature Consultants
John Suther, Local IT Branch Manager

Skyline Exhibits & Events/The Holt Group
Rob Wheeler, Business Development Manager

Small Footprint
Seth Carpien, VP of Sales

Smith Anderson
Alicia Gilleskie, Partner

Joyce Weiland, President

Spirit Communications

Square 1 Bank
Tony Brill
, VP Software Development

Stearns Financial Services Group
Dennis Stearns, President

StorageCraft Technologies
Carl Bjerke, Territory Account Manager

Syntelli Solutions
Mohana Bhrugubanda, Director of Business Development

Sean Ahlum, Director of Business Development

Telit Wireless Solutions
Mike Ueland, President, Telit Americas

The Select Group
Doug Wise, Regional VP

Thinc Strategy, Inc.
Matthew Carslaw, President

Samantha Wojenski, Regional VP

Trillium Health Resources
Mike Lewis, CIO

Truliant Federal Credit Union

UNC Wilmington - Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Diane Durance,

Vaco Technology
Sid Mitchener, Partner

Veracity Solutions
David Sturdivant, Director of Business Development

VeriStor Systems
Mike Arnold, District Sales Manager

Vidant Health
Tammy Wilkins, Employment & Recruitment Coordinator

Visible Value
Chandra Storrusten, Managing Director

Scott Feinstein, Sr. Director Government & Education Sales

Wake Tech Community College - Office of the CIO
Ryan Schwiebert, CIO

Rob Simora, CTO

Wells Fargo
Erica Frazier, VP - Sr. Business Systems Consultant

Wireless Research Center of NC
Gerry Hayes, President

Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
Zach Bishop, Attorney

Xerox Corporation
Mike Spinelli, Sr. Client Manager, Public Sector

XS, Inc.
Sam Phillips, IT Manager

Zencos Consulting LLC
Ben Zenick, COO