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

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

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

ALPHA Marketing
Steve Greene, CEO

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

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

James Bellew
B2B Technology Sales/Business Development/Channel Marketing Leader

Brighthouse Networks
Susan Bowser, Account Executive

Builders Mutual Insurance Company

C5 Insight
John Freeze, Director of Business Consulting

CA Technologies
Rob McAloon, Solution Account Manager

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions
Pete Murphy, CIO

Carlyle Conlan Executive & Professional Search
Brian McMerty, Managing Partner

CDI Southeast
Ron Byczynski, Director, Technical Operations
Sharat Nagaraj, President & CEO

Richard Twilley, VP of Sales

Josh Schlanger, Director of Infrastructure

Channel Systems
Rick Geary, President & CEO

Cherry Bekaert LLP
Sheila Ahler, Partner

Cii Technology Solutions
Gray Anthony, Systems Administrator

Sandy Thompson, Sr. Director Connected IT Services

Cloudbilt, Inc.
John Stewart, President

Coastal Federal Credit Union
Scott Stevens, VP, IT

Michael Cross, SVP & CIO

Craven Community College
Annette Walker, Lead Instructor - CTI

CSI Regulatory Compliance
Joe Wheeler, Strategic Partnership Manager

Brad Murphy, Executive Consultant

Tom Miller, Director

Dassault Systèmes
Tom Schorr, Director, Technology Partnerships

Lawrence Boening, President & COO

Paula White, President/CEO

Datatech Information Services, Inc.
Kirk Beatty, President & CEO

Davidson College - Information Technology Services

DB Global Technology
Bill Mitchell, Head of Delivery

DC74 Data Centers
Ken Bryson, Director of Sales & Marketing

Deloitte Services
J.R. Shearin, Managing Partner

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

Dimension Data
Grant Sainsbury, VP, Solutions

Dnet Internet Services
Michael Chapman, Director of Marketing

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


Elster Solutions
Harris Glover, VP Product Management

Encore Technology Group
Jim Mills, Solutions Architect 

ERC Broadband
Bradley Cain, Vice President

Ernst & Young LLP
John Guess
, Partner

Fidelity Investments
Deb Walsh, SVP Quality Assurance & Test

First Citizens Bank
Dev Shafeek
, VP

Britt Carter, SVP & Senior Partner

Freudenberg IT
Vanessa Marijosius, Business Development

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

General Parts International (GPI)
David McCartney, President 

Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau
Loretta Yingling, National Sales Manager

Greene Resources
Jason deFreitas, Director of Recruiting Solutions

GreerWalker LLP
Mark Haynes, Director of IT

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

Indian River Advisors
William Reading, Partner

David Seidenfrau, Managing Director 

iT People Corporation
Richard Ricks, CEO

James Whitfield, Sr. R&D Director

JCMR Technology 
Jake Kent, President/CEO

Jones Lang LaSalle
Ryan Lawrence, Vice President

Ben Wiant, Business Development Manager

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

Mass Mutual Financial Group
Laird Hepburn, Financial Advisor

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

Meredith College
Jeffrey Howlett, CIO

Binu Thomas, VP

Midtown Consulting Group
Wesley Crook, Principal

Bob Dieterle, COO

James Gledhill, SVP Director of Digital Experience

NC Association of Electric Cooperatives
Cecil Smith, CIO

NC New Schools
Lynne Garrison, Senior Vice President

Greg Germain, VP

neteffect technologies, LLC
John Campbell, Director of Managed Services

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
Tom Murphy, Principal, CIO Services

OnTarget Group
Steven Dmiszewicki, CEO

Gordon Sinkez, Director, Solutions Enablement

Parsons CPA
Clayton Parsons, President 

Pfizer, Inc.
Melissa Bishop-Murphy, Senior Director

PNC Financial Services Group
Gary Williams, Relationship Manager

PointSource, LLC
Erik Burckart, CTO

Poyner Spruill LLP
Eric Stevens, Partner

Principal Financial Group
Ronnie Botros, Financial Representative

Jason Lemons, Director of Sales & Marketing

Patrick O'Neil
Director, Corporate & Brand Communications

Red Hat
Rajeev Jaswal, Director, IT

Brian Lora, CTO/CIO

Craig Scates, Regional Director

Kevin Duerr
, President

Robert Half Technology
Anthony Fernandez, Branch Manager

Rogers Insurance Agency
Brooks Barbee, VP

Rural Sourcing
Mike Rarer, VP, Business Development

Saffron Technologies
Chad Smith, CIO

Ginny Mahaney, VP of Marketing

Eric Hunley, Principal Solutions Architect

Eric Zoetmulder, VP Product Management

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

Securadyne Systems
Jeff Farnham, Account Executive

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 Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan
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

Technical Innovation
Dan Lumsden, Regional Director

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

TPS, Inc.
Emily Toone, CEO

John Fryar, Director, Strategic Alliances and Partnerships

Triangle Technology Ventures, LLC
Nawaf Marjan, Principal/Owner

Craig Valentine, Regional Sales Consultant

Kevin McHugh, Global Head of Tax 

UNC Charlotte – Charlotte Research Institute
Bob Wilhelm, Executive Director

UNC Health Care
Dave Bullamore, HCS-Manager, Infrastructure Services

UNC Wilmington - Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Jim Roberts, Executive Director

Vaco Technology
Sid Mitchener, Partner

Steve Hayden, Sr. Software Engineer

Veracity Solutions
Brian Ware, VP of Business Development 

VIF International
Mark Otter, Chief Product Officer 

Visible Value
Chandra Storrusten, Managing Director

Wake County Economic Development
Jennifer Bosser, Assistant Executive 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

Patrick Buckley, Regional Sales Director

WorkSmart IT Consultants
Bob Casey, Sr. Business Advisor

Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
Zach Bishop, Attorney

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