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, Membership Engagement Manager, at 919.890.0775 or Email Alison.


Current Members of the Board of Advisors

Advanced Auto Parts
David McCartney, SVP Sales & Operations

All Covered, IT Services from Konica Minolta
Kevin Scheid, IT Services Consultant

Allscripts
Mark Burgess, Director Solutions Management, Core Clinical & Departmental Solutions

Ally Financial
Peter Maio, CIO Corporate Technology

Alphanumeric Systems
Jay Baucom, VP of Operations & CIO

Alston + Bird
Christopher Gegg, Partner, IP Group

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Hem Nerkar, VP - IT

American Underground
Adam Klein, Chief Strategist

ANCGroup
Brian Daughhetee, President

APEX Analytix
Walt Kristick, CIO & SVP Central Operations

ARCA
Allen Shaver, Director, Product Innovation

AT&T North Carolina
Dan Sisson, Sales Center VP

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

Balfour Beatty Mission Critical
TBA

Bandwidth
Noreen Allen, CMO

BB&T Insurance Services
Kelly Upchurch, Vice 
President

B/E Aerospace
Doug Debrecht, VP & CIO

BDO USA, Inc.
Jeffrey Wilkinson, Assurance Partner

CA Technologies
Rob McAloon, Solution Account Manager

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions
Pete Murphy, CIO

CDI Southeast
Ron Byczynski, Director, Technical Operations

CEM Corporation
Mark Raynard, Director of IT

CenturyLink
Bobby Suggs, Field Sales Director

Challa Law Offices: Immigration Law
Lakshmi Challa, Managing Partner/Attorney

Channel Systems
Rick Geary, President & CEO

Cherry Bekaert LLP
Ron Wainwright, Partner

Cii Technology Solutions
Gray Anthony, Systems Administrator

Cisco
Sandy Thompson, Sr. Director Connected IT Services

Citrix
Greg Lissy, VP Product Management

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

Coastal Federal Credit Union
Scott Stevens, VP, IT

CommScope
Michael Cross, SVP & CIO

Convergent Technologies, Inc.
Sharon Solomon, President

Craven Community College
Annette Walker, Lead Instructor - CTI

CSI Regulatory Compliance
Keith Haskett, VP Operations

CSpring
Gary Storr, Director, Client Engagement

Dassault Systèmes
Tom Schorr, Director, Technology Partnerships

DataChambers
Lawrence Boening, President & COO

DataMasters
Paula White, President/CEO

Davidson College - Information Technology Services
TBA

DB Global Technology
Bill Mitchell, Head of Delivery

DC74 Data Centers
Alan Fitzpatrick, COO

Deloitte Services
J.R. Shearin, Managing Partner

Digital Intelligence Systems Corp (DISYS)
Larry Thompson, Managing Director

Dimension Data
Grant Sainsbury, VP, Solutions

Duke Energy
Marty Clayton, Government & Community Relations, District Manager

Eagle Creek Software Services
Kevin Burkhart, Executive VP 

EarthLink Business
Scott Yelton, Director of Product Development

ECPI University - Raleigh Campus
Bill Armour, Campus President 

ElectriCities of NC
Connell Price, Manager, IT

Elon University
Tony Rose, Senior Business Analyst

EMC
Brent Taylor, Sr. Director, Global Supply Chain

Empowered Benefits
Rob Norris, Co-Founder

ERC Broadband
Bradley Cain, Vice President

Ernst & Young LLP
George Gourley
, Assurance Partner

Extreme Networks
Mike Barker, SVP & CIO

Fidelity Investments
Deb Walsh, SVP Quality Assurance & Test

First Citizens Bank
Dev Shafeek
, VP

Fleishman-Hillard
Cameron Reed, Managing Supervisor

Flowlens
Trond Henriksen, SVP US Operations

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

FOUNDATION
Dean Logan, Founder & CEO

Freudenberg IT
Lucy Kruske, Talent Acquisition

Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Claudio Edelman, VP, Engineering

Global Knowledge
Frank Anastasio, CIO - North America

Graycliff Enterprises
Andy Alexeew

Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau
Nicole Robinson, Sales Coordinator

Greene Resources
Jason deFreitas, Director of Recruiting Solutions

Greenteknology Electronics Recycling Solutions, LLC
Ethan Gilbert, Owner/CEO

GreerWalker LLP
Mark Haynes, Director of IT

gTECHserv
Brian Goddard, Owner

HighSteps
Susan Hayes, Director, Public Sector Innovation

HireNetworks
Tina Cochrane, Director

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

Hutchison PLLC
Dan Fuchs, Attorney

IBM
Mac Devine, VP & CTO Networking & Innovation Services

iContact
Geoff Alexander, President

iCiDIGITAL
Greg Boone, Software Engineering Manager

IES Commercial
Gilbert Romo, VP of Sales

INC Research, LLC
Jonathan Shough, CIO

Intelligaia LLC
Sandeep Chauhan, Co-Founder & VP Marketing

iT People Corporation
Sai Nidamarty, Co-founder & CEO

Itron
James Whitfield, Sr. R&D Director

Jive Software
Rich Blank, Director of Technical Sales

JJ Wade & Associates
Jay Roberts, Broker, Innovation Risk Division

Jones Lang LaSalle
Ryan Lawrence, Vice President

Kelaca
Ben Wiant, Business Development Manager

Keller Williams Realty
Al Turovlin, Licensed Realtor

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Jason Gardner, Partner

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

LANDesk
David Newell, Territory Manager

LaVallee & Associates
Mike Lavallee, Managing Partner

Lenovo
Jerry Fralick, Chief Security Officer

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

Logical Advantage
John Fread, Co-Founder & COO

Loop Communications
James McKinney, President

LPL Financial
Victor Fetter, CIO

Macro Integration Services, Inc.
Terry Morgan, President

McGladrey LLP
Maura Lachowski, Director, Technology & Management Consulting

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

Meredith College
Jeffrey Howlett, CIO

Metech Recycling
Brenda Dominick, Account Executive

MetLife
Binu Thomas, VP

Microsoft
TBA

Milner, Inc.
Lin Cashwell
, Regional VP

MobileSmith
Bob Dieterle, COO

Mobius Logic
Vijay Seshadri, Head, Client Relations & Alliances

Mullen
James Gledhill, SVP Director of Digital Experience

NC Association of Eectric Cooperatives
Cecil Smith, CIO

NC New Schools
Katie Reich, Institutional Advancement

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

NetApp
Greg Germain, VP

Net Friends, Inc.
John Synder, President 

NetIQ
Glenn Rinderman, Regional Account Manager

Nexsen Pruet, LLC
Sam Whitt, Special Counsel

Nimble Storage
Scott Fast, Sr. Systems Engineer

North Highland
Mike Hill, Principal, CIO Services

OnTarget Group
Steven Dmiszewicki, CEO

Optricity Corporation
Sheila Benny, Executive VP

OTS, Inc.
Lisa Joy Page, CEO

Parsons CPA
Clayton Parsons, President 

Patheon
Lindsay Fernandez, Sr. Director (Interim CIO)

Peak 10
Robby Gauci, VP & General Manager

Perfecto Mobile
Seth McGoff, Regional Sales Manager

Pfizer, Inc.
Melissa Bishop-Murphy, Senior Director

Phononic
Tony Atti, President & CEO

Piper Technologies
Bill Bowser, VP of Operations

PNC Financial Services Group
Gary Williams, Relationship Manager

Poyner Spruill LLP
Eric Stevens, Partner

Principal Financial Group
TBA

PwC
Jason Lemons, Director of Sales & Marketing

Railinc
Patrick O'Neil
Director, Corporate & Brand Communications

Red Hat
Balaram Tidhi, Director, Global Business Services (GBS)

Red Pelican Ventures LLC
Michael Preston, Managing Directory

Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster
Christa Wagner Vinson, Program Manager

Resolvit
Craig Scates, Regional Director

Riverturn
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
Mike Rarer, VP, Business Development

Samanage
Greg Ghia, Director of Sales

Samet Corporation
Megan Beam, Project Development Officer

SAS
Eric Hunley, Principal Solutions Architect

SchoolCity, Inc.
James Bellew, Director of Sales & Business Development - Easter Region

SciQuest
Beth Hendriks, CTO

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

Sentinel Data Centers
TBA

Sherpa
Theresa Ulyatt, VP Technology & PM Services

Signature Consultants
John Suther, Local IT Branch Manager

SilverSky
Scott Plummer, Business Development Manager, Southeast

Six Disciplines Triangle
Craig Landwehr, Managing Partner

Small Footprint
Seth Carpien, VP of Sales

Smith Anderson
Alicia Gilleskie, Partner

SoftPro
Joyce Weiland, President

Spirit Communications
Roddy Broadnax, Director of Marketing

Stearns Financial Services Group
Dennis Stearns, President

Stone Laurel
George Williams, Client Engagement Executive

Syntelli Solutions
Mohana Bhrugubanda, Director of Business Development

Tangram Media, Inc.
Sven Schaefer, President

Technical Innovation
Dan Lumsden, Regional Director

Tech Providers, Inc.
Beth Bickett, Account Manager

Telit Wireless Solutions
Mike Ueland, President, Telit Americas

The Select Group
Doug Wise, Regional VP

TierPoint
Danny Hunt, Regional Director

Time Warner Cable
John Moore, Manager – Public Sector Sales

TransCirrus
John Fryar, Director, Strategic Alliances and Partnerships

TriNet
Craig Valentine, Regional Sales Consultant

UNC Charlotte – Charlotte Research Institute
Bob Wilhelm, Executive Director

Vaco Technology
Sid Mitchener, Partner

VCE
Steve Hayden, Sr. Software Engineer

Vector Psychometric Group, LLC
R.J. Wirth, Managing Partner

Veracity Solutions
Kim Worsham, Director, Business Development 

Victor Font Consulting Group, LLC
Victor Font, Owner

VIF International
Mark Otter, Chief Product Officer 

Visible Value
Chandra Storrusten, Managing Director

Wake County Economic Development
Michael Haley, Director of Business Recruitment 

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

WebAssign
Rob Simora, CTO

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

Williams Mullen
Rob Van Arnam, Partner

Wireless Research Center of NC
Gerry Hayes, President

WorkSmart IT Consultants
Fabi De Souza, Sr. Business Advisor

Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
Zach Bishop, Attorney

XS, Inc.
Sam Phillips, IT Manager

Xtramile Soft
Vivek Vemunoori, President & CEO

Zayo Group
Ken Perruzzi, Account Director

Zencos Consulting LLC
Greg Rogers, Director, Business Development

Zenergy Technologies
Chris Laney, President