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?  Review the Board of Advisors Info Sheet for information.  In order to reserve your seat, complete and return the form.

Questions?  Contact Alison Gordon, Membership Engagement Manager, at 919.890.0775 or Email Alison.


Current Members of the Board of Advisors

AccruePartners
Amy Pack
, Principal

AllCovered, IT Services from Konica Minolta
Jeff Raysor, IT Services Consultant

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

Alphanumeric Systems
Jay Baucom, VP of Operations & CIO

Alston + Bird
Christopher Gegg, Partner, IP Group

American Underground
Adam Klein, Chief Strategist

APEX Analytix
Walt Kristick, CIO & SVP Central Operations

APEX Systems
Kevin Fanning, Sr. Managing Director

ARCA
Allen Shaver, Director, Product Innovation

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

AVST
John Chambers, Regional Sales Manager

Balfour Beatty Mission Critical
Nick Mari, Project 
Manager

Bandwidth
Noreen Allen, CMO

BB&T Insurance Services
Kelly Upchurch, Vice 
President

B/E Aerospace
Doug Debrecht, VP & CIO

Blue Door Networks
Mike Femia, Sales Director

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

Builders Mutual Insurance Company
Graeme Boddy, CIO

C5 Insight
John Freeze, Director of Business Consulting

CA Technologies
Don Gillespie, North American VP, Cloud Consulting

CapTech Consulting
Jeremy Naman, Senior Consultant

Carolina Hurricanes
PJ Avetta, Director of Ticket Sales

CenturyLink
Richard Twilley, VP of Sales

ChannelAdvisor
Josh Schlanger, Director of Infrastructure

Cherry Bekaert LLP
Sheila Ahler, Partner

Channel Systems
Rick Geary, President & CEO

Cii Technology Solutions
Scott Tilghman, Business Development Manager

Cisco
Sandy Thompson, Sr. Director Connected IT Services

Cloudbilt, Inc.
John Stewart, President

CloudWyze
Shaun Olsen, President & CEO 

Coastal Federal Credit Union
T.J. Wyman, VP, IT

CommScope
Michael Cross, SVP & CIO

CompTIA
Eric Larson, Director of External Relations

Compuware
TBD

CSC Leasing Company
Alex Peebles, Account Manager

Craven Community College
Annette Walker, Lead Instructor - CTI

CrushIQ
Tim Moore, CEO

CTS
Tom Miller, Director

Dassault Systèmes
Tom Schorr, Director, Technology Partnerships

DataChambers
Lawrence Boening, President & COO

DataMasters
Paula White, President/CEO

Davidson College - Information Technology Services
Mur Muchane, CIO

DC74 Data Centers
Ken Bryson, Director of Sales & Marketing

Deloitte Services
J.R. Shearin, Managing Partner

Digital Intelligence Systems Corp (DISYS)
Kelley DeLeo, Managing Director

DukeNet Communications
TBD

Eagle Creek Software Services
Kevin Burkhart, Executive VP 

EarthLink Business
Scott Yelton, Director of Product Development

Eco-Site
Bob Glosson, President & COO

Elster Solutions
Dave Buster, Director, Marketing Communications

EMC
Brent Taylor, Materials Director

Encore Technology Group
Jim Mills, Solutions Architect 

ePlus Technology
Matt Morrell, Account Executive

ERC Broadband
Bradley Cain, Vice President

Ernst & Young LLP
John Guess
, Partner

Experis
Fai Vitali, Manging Director

Fidelity Investments
Deb Walsh, SVP Quality Assurance & Test

First Citizens Bank
Jennifer Varron
, Network Computing Manager

Fleishman-Hillard
Britt Carter, SVP & Senior Partner

Freudenberg IT
Vanessa Marijosius, Business Development

GPS Technology
Jill Bryant, Business Development Manager

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

GreerWalker LLP
Mark Haynes, Director of IT

Greene Resources
Jason deFreitas, Director of Recruiting Solutions

GXS
Gordon Sinkez, Director, Solutions Enablement

HireNetworks
Tina Cochrane, Director

Hutchison PLLC
Dan Fuchs, Attorney

HYATT House Raleigh-Durham Airport
Melissa Guglielmi, Sales Manager

I-Cubed
Greg Boone, Software Engineering Manager

IDA Ireland
Micheal Smith, VP Technology

IES Commercial
Gilbert Romo, VP of Sales

Inmar
Melissa Wittner, Interim VP, Supply Chain Systems

Insperity
Josh Jolley, Business Performance Advisor

Intel
Steve Malloy, Business Development Manager

Intelligent Access Systems of NC
Jeff Farnham, Business Development Manager

Ipreo
David Seidenfrau, Managing Director 

iT People Corporation
Sai Nidamarty, CEO

Itron
James Whitfield, R&D Director

JCMR Technology 
Jake Kent, President/CEO

Jones Lang LaSalle
Ryan Lawrence, Vice President

LaVallee & Associates
Mike Lavallee, Managing Partner

Level 3 Communications
Michael Brady, General Manager-Carolinas

LexisNexis
Katherine Lagana, VP Global Product Development

Logical Advantage
John Fread, Co-Founder & COO

LPL Financial
Victor Fetter, CIO

MAC Source Communications
TBD

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

Meredith College
Jeffrey Howlett, CIO

Metech Recycling
Brenda Dominick, Account Executive

MetLife
Geoff Lang, Site President, Global Technology & Operations

Mindseeker
Tom Lamendola, Managing Partner

M*Modal
Chuck Musciano, CIO

Mullen
James Gledhill, SVP Director of Digital Experience

NC Association of Electric Cooperatives
Cecil Smith, CIO

NC New Schools
Lynne Garrison, Senior Vice President

NetApp
Greg Germain, VP

NetIQ
Glenn Rinderman, Regional Account Manager

Nexsen Pruet, LLC
Sam Whitt, Special Counsel

NCCU – School of Business
Keith Pigues, Dean

Nomacorc
Rich Santoriello, Director, Global Information Technology

North Highland
Tom Murphy, Principal, CIO Services

NWN Corporation
Shannon Ludwig, Regional VP of Sales

OnTarget Group
Steven Dmiszewicki, CEO

Peak 10
Marilyn Finfrock, VP & General Manager

Phoenixx Systems, LLC
Sheldon Winston, President & CEO

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

PwC
Jason Lemons, Director of Sales & Marketing

Railinc
Patrick O'Neil
Director, Corporate & Brand Communications

Red Hat
Rajeev Jaswal, Director, IT

RegEd
Brian Lora, CTO/CIO

Resolvit
Craig Scates, Regional Director

Riverturn
Kevin Duerr, President

Robert Half Technology
Anthony Fernandez, Branch Manager

Saffron Technologies
Chad Smith, CIO

Sanmina-SCI
Miguel Deberry, Plant Manager

SAS
Eric Hunley, Principal Solutions Architect

SciQuest
Charles Irek, VP of Technology

SCOR Global Life Americas
Craig Jocher, CIO

Secure Enterprise Computing
Bob Pickens, President

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

Sentinel Data Centers
Brian Baker, VP Business Development SE

Signature Consultants
John Suther, Local IT Branch Manager

Small Footprint
Patrick Turner, CTO & Principal

Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan
Alicia Gilleskie, Partner

Statera
Chris Swift, Director of Sales

Stearns Financial Services Group
Dennis Stearns, President

Symantec
Scott Goff, Sr. Healthcare Manager

Syntelli Solutions
Rishi Bhatnagar, President & CEO

Technical Innovation
Dan Lumsden, Regional Director

Telovations
Susan Bowser, Account Manager

The Select Group
Carrie Brothers, Strategic Relationship Executive

Time Warner Cable
John Moore, Manager – Public Sector Sales

TPM Consulting
George Williams, Client Engagement Executive

TPS, Inc.
Emily Toone, CEO

TriNet
Craig Valentine, Regional Sales Consultant

Truphone
Kevin McHugh, Global Head of Tax 

UNC Charlotte – Charlotte Research Institute
Bob Wilhelm, Executive Director

Vaco Technology
Sid Mitchener, Partner

Varrow
Steve Bigler, Senior Technical Consultant

Visible Value
Chandra Storrusten, Managing Director

Vocus
Geoff Alexander, Director of eCommerce

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

Workday
Patrick Buckley, Regional Sales Director

Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
Zach Bishop, Attorney

Xtramile Soft
Vivek Vemunoori, President & CEO

Zenergy Technologies
Chris Laney, President