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

AAA Carolinas
DeAn Blanton, Applications Manager

Advanced Auto Parts
David McCartney, SVP Sales & Operations

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

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

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 Red Cross
Dave Bullamore, Sr. Director, Service Delivery

American Underground
Adam Klein, Chief Strategist

APEX Analytix
Walt Kristick, CIO & SVP Central Operations

Allen Shaver, Director, Product Innovation

Attain, LLC

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

Balfour Beatty Mission Critical
Ian Miles, Project Executive

Noreen Allen, CMO

BB&T Insurance Services
Kelly Upchurch, Vice 

B/E Aerospace
Doug Debrecht, VP & CIO

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


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


Channel Systems
Wendy Stevens, Trusted Advisor

Cherry Bekaert LLP
Ron Wainwright, Partner

Cii Technology Solutions
Gray Anthony, Systems Administrator

Sandy Thompson, Sr. Director Connected IT Services

Coastal Federal Credit Union
Scott Stevens, VP, IT

Michael Cross, SVP & CIO

Craven Community College
Annette Walker, Lead Instructor - CTI

CSI Regulatory Compliance
Keith Haskett, VP Operations

Gary Storr, Director, Client Engagement


Dassault Systèmes
Tom Schorr, Director, Technology Partnerships

Lawrence Boening, President & COO

Paula White, President/CEO

Davidson College - Information Technology Services

DB Global Technology
Bill Mitchell, Head of Delivery

DC74 Data Centers
Dave Peter, VP of Sales

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

ElectriCities of NC
Connell Price, Manager, IT

Brent Taylor, Sr. Director, Global Supply Chain

ERC Broadband
Bradley Cain, Vice President

Ernst & Young LLP
George Gourley
, Assurance Partner

Express Employment Professionals
Steve Gallegos, Business Development Manager - Workforce Solutions

Fidelity Investments
Deb Walsh, SVP Quality Assurance & Test

First Citizens Bank
Dev Shafeek
, VP

Cameron Reed, Managing Supervisor

Trond Henriksen, SVP US Operations

Dean Logan, Founder & CEO

Freudenberg IT
Lucy Kruske, Talent Acquisition

geep (Global Electric Electronic Processing) Inc.
Angela Harris, Sales Manager NC

Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Claudio Edelman, VP, Engineering

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

Brian Goddard, Owner

HighBank Advisors, LLC
Michael Preston, Managing Director

Susan Hayes, Director, Public Sector Innovation

Tina Cochrane, Director

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

Hutchison PLLC
Dan Fuchs, Attorney

Geoff Alexander, President

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
Richard Ricks, CEO

James Whitfield, Sr. R&D Director

JCMR Technology 
Jake Kent, President/CEO

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

Jones Lang LaSalle
Ryan Lawrence, Vice President

Ben Wiant, Business Development Manager

Keller Williams Realty
Al Turovlin, Licensed Realtor

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

David Newell, Territory Manager

LaVallee & Associates
Mike Lavallee, Managing Partner

Jerry Fralick, Chief Security Officer

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

Logical Advantage
John Fread, Co-Founder & COO

LPL Financial
Victor Fetter, CIO

McGladrey LLP
Maura Lachowski, Director, Technology & Management Consulting

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

Meredith College
Jeffrey Howlett, CIO

Binu Thomas, VP


Midtown Consulting Group

Bob Dieterle, COO

Mobius Logic
Vijay Seshadri, Head, Client Relations & Alliances

James Gledhill, SVP Director of Digital Experience

Mycroft, Inc.
Brad Murphy, Director, Southeast

NC Association of Electric Cooperatives
Cecil Smith, CIO

NC New Schools
Katie Reich, Institutional Advancement

Greg Germain, VP

Net Friends, Inc.
John Synder, President 

Glenn Rinderman, Regional Account Manager

Nexsen Pruet, LLC
Sam Whitt, Special Counsel

Next Glass, Inc.
George Taylor, Chairman

North Highland
Mike Hill, Principal, CIO Services

OnTarget Group
Steven Dmiszewicki, CEO

Optricity Corporation
Sheila Benny, Executive VP

Parsons CPA
Clayton Parsons, President 

Lindsay Fernandez, Sr. Director (Interim CIO)

Pfizer, Inc.
Melissa Bishop-Murphy, Senior Director

Piper Technologies
Bill Bowser, VP of Operations

PNC Financial Services Group
Gary Williams, Relationship Manager

Poyner Spruill LLP
Eric Stevens, Partner

Principal Financial Group

Jason Lemons, Director of Sales & Marketing

Patrick O'Neil
Director, Corporate & Brand Communications

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

Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster
Christa Wagner Vinson, Program Manager

Craig Scates, Regional Director

Kevin Duerr
, President

Robert Half Technology
Anthony Fernandez, Branch Manager

Rogers Insurance Agency
Brooks Barbee, VP

RTI International 
Neale D'Rozario, CIO

Rural Sourcing
Mike Rarer, VP, Business Development

Saffron Technologies
Chad Smith, CIO

Greg Ghia, Director of Sales

Eric Hunley, Principal Solutions Architect

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

Beth Hendriks, CTO

SCOR Global Life Americas
Matthew Cheek, AVP, Global Technical Support Services

Securadyne Systems

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

Sentinel Data Centers
Brian Baker, VP Business Development SE

Theresa Ulyatt, VP Technology & PM Services

Signature Consultants
John Suther, Local IT Branch Manager

Scott Plummer, Business Development Manager, Southeast

Six Disciplines Triangle
Craig Landwehr, Managing Partner

Small Footprint
Patrick Turner, CTO & Principal

Smith Anderson
Alicia Gilleskie, Partner

Spirit Communications
Roddy Broadnax, Director of Marketing

Stearns Financial Services Group
Dennis Stearns, President

Stone Laurel
George Williams, Client Engagement Executive

Syntelli Solutions
Rishi Bhatnagar, President & CEO

Tangram Media, Inc.
Sven Schaefer, President

Technical Innovation
Dan Lumsden, Regional Director

Tech Providers, Inc.
Mark Farbman, COO

Telit Wireless Solutions
Mike Ueland, President, Telit Americas

The Comdyn Group, LLC
Chuck Morris, President & COO

The Select Group
Doug Wise, Regional VP

Time Warner Cable
John Moore, Manager – Public Sector Sales

John Fryar, Director, Strategic Alliances and Partnerships

Triangle Technology Ventures, LLC
Nawaf Marjan, Principal/Owner

Craig Valentine, Regional Sales Consultant

UNC Charlotte – Charlotte Research Institute
Bob Wilhelm, Executive Director

UNC Health Care

Vaco Technology
Sid Mitchener, Partner

Steve Hayden, Sr. Software Engineer

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

Veracity Solutions
Kim Worsham, Director, Business Development 

VIF International
Mark Otter, Chief Product Officer 

Visible Value
Chandra Storrusten, Managing Director

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

Williams Mullen
Rob Van Arnam, Partner

Windstream Hosted Solutions
Danny Hunt, Regional Director

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