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

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

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

Apptio
Jeff Stark, Director, Professional Services - East

ARCA
Allen Shaver, Director, Product Innovation

Atlantic BT
Mike Dewett, Business Development Manager

AT&T North Carolina
Dan Sisson, Sales Center VP

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

Bandwidth
Noreen Allen, CMO

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

BB&T Insurance Services
Kelly Upchurch, Vice 
President

B/E Aerospace
Doug Debrecht, VP & CIO

Bell and Howell, LLC
Ramesh Ratan, CEO

Brady
Harmandeep Singh, VP, Strategy & Innovation

Bridgera LLC
Ron Pascuzzi, SVP Sales & Marketing

CA Technologies
Rob McAloon, Solution Account Manager

Capitol Broadcasting Company/American Underground
Adam Klein, Chief Strategist

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions
Pete Murphy, CIO

Carolinas IT
Matt Tomlinson, Director of Business Development

CBC AMERICAS Corp.
Victor Milani, EVP

CDI Southeast
Matt Long, Practice Lead - Converged Infrastructure

CEM Corporation
Mark Raynard, Director of IT

CenturyLink
Bobby Suggs, Field Sales Director

Channel Systems
Rick Geary, President & CEO

Charter Communications
John Moore, Manager - Public Sector Sales

Cherry Bekaert LLP
TBA

Citrix
Greg Lissy, VP Product Management

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
TBA

CSpring
Gary Storr, Director, Client Engagement

Dassault Systèmes
Tom Schorr, Director, Technology Partnerships

DataChambers
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
Brian Cooper, Director of Educational Innovation & Outreach

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

Dynatrace
TBD

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 

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC)
Rick Minor, Head of International Business Development

EDM Americas
Arun Singh, COO

Elllis & Winters LLP
Alex Pearce, Attorney

Elon University
Tony Rose, Senior Business Analyst

Empowered Benefits
Rob Norris, Co-Founder

Epoch Universal, Inc.
Kathy Sumpter, Account Manager

ERC Broadband
Bradley Cain, Vice President

Extended Stay America
Nancy Templeton, Director, Enterprise Applications

EY
Keith Werner
, Carolinas Public Sector Leader

FHI360
Tom Maloney, Associate IT Director

Fidelity Investments
Christopher Melia, VP Software Engineering Management

First Citizens Bank
TBA

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

Freudenberg IT
Katie Thacker, Business Development Manager

Genworth Financial
George Reichert, CIO

Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Claudio Edelman, VP, Engineering

Global Knowledge
Frank Anastasio, CIO - North America

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

Hall Booth Smith P.C.
Richard Sheinis, Partner

HCL America Inc.
Matt Preschern, CMO

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Julie Kroehler, Carolinas District Manager

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

iCiDIGITAL
Greg Boone,
Software Engineering Manager

iContact
Geoff Alexander, President

IES Commercial
Gilbert Romo, VP of Sales

INC Research, LLC
Jonathan Shough, CIO

InfusionPoints
Adam Byers, Sr. Information Security Consultant, NSOC Manager

Inmar
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

Itron
TBA

Ivanti
Monica Norman
, Territory Manager

Jive Software
Rich Blank, Director of Technical Sales

JJ Wade & Associates
Kevin Flowers, Account Executive, Certified WorkComp Advisor

Jones Lang LaSalle
Ryan Lawrence, VP

Kelaca
Ben Wiant, Business Development Manager

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Jason Gardner, Partner

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

LendingTree
Bill Eddy, Director, Data Management

Lenovo
Jerry Fralick, Chief Security Officer

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

LPL Financial
Victor Fetter, CIO

Macro Integration Services, Inc.
Terry Morgan, President

MapAnything, Inc.
Dan Hines, SVP - Sales

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

MetLife
Kim Donica, VP GTO

Microsoft
Joanne Wise, Client Director, State of NC, Public Sector

Milner, Inc.
Lin Cashwell
, Regional VP

MobileSmith
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 

Nimble Storage
TBA

North Highland
Amy Kochan, Principal

NWN Corporation
Steve Fitzhenry, EVP, Marketing & Partner Development

One Diversified, LLC
Dan Lumsden, Regional Director

Onepath
Brent Moore, Market Director

OnTarget Group
Steven Dmiszewicki, CEO

Optricity Corporation
Sheila Benny, Executive VP

Patheon
Lindsay Fernandez, Sr. Director (Interim CIO)

Pegasystems
Tom Beaulieu, Regional Director, Public Sector

Pfizer
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

PwC
Jason Lemons, Director of Sales & Marketing

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

RadixBay
Hal Hawisher, COO

Railinc
Cathelene Thomas, Chief of Staff

Rebyc Security
Keith Haskett, President & CEO

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

Resolvit
Craig Scates, Regional Director

Retail Business Solutions LLC
Subodh Mishra, VP IT Solution Delivery

Ricoh Managed Services
Kirt Sharpe, National Strategic Services Specialist, SE

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
Monty Hamilton, CEO

Samanage
Andrew Pearson, CMO

SciQuest
Beth Hendriks, CTO

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

SoftPro
Joyce Weiland, President

Spirit Communications
TBA

Square 1 Bank
Tony Brill
, VP Software Development

Stearns Financial Services Group
Dennis Stearns, President

Stone Laurel
George Williams, Client Engagement Executive

Syntelli Solutions
Mohana Bhrugubanda, Director of Business Development

tekMountain
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

TierPoint
Samantha Wojenski, Regional VP

Trillium Health Resources
Mike Lewis, CIO

Truliant Federal Credit Union
TBA

Turvolin Real Estate
Al Turvolin
, Licensed Realtor

UNC Wilmington - Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Diane Durance,
Director

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

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

WebAssign
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

Zayo Group
Ken Perruzzi, Account Director

Zencos Consulting LLC
Ben Zenick, COO

Zerto
Charles Sawyer, Region Manager