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

All Covered, IT Services from Konica Minolta
Nathaniel Fisher, Director of Client Services - South Region

Allscripts
Mark Burgess, Director Solutions Management, Core Clinical and 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 Underground
Adam Klein, Chief Strategist

APEX Analytix
Walt Kristick, CIO & SVP Central Operations

ARCA
Allen Shaver, Director, Product Innovation

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

Balfour Beatty Mission Critical
Ian Miles, Project Executive

Bandwidth
Noreen Allen, CMO

BB&T Insurance Services
Kelly Upchurch, Vice 
President

B/E Aerospace
Doug Debrecht, VP & CIO

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

Builders Mutual Insurance Company
Graeme Boddy, CIO

C5 Insight
John Freeze, Director of Business Consulting

CA Technologies
Rob McAloon, Solution Account Manager

CapTech Consulting
Jeremy Naman, Senior Consultant

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions
Pete Murphy, CIO

Carlyle Conlan Executive & Professional Search
Brian McMerty, Managing Partner

Carolina Hurricanes
PJ Avetta, Director of Ticket Sales

CB5 Solutions, LLC
David Boatman, Executive VP

Celito Communications
Sharat Nagaraj, President & CEO

CenturyLink
Richard Twilley, VP of Sales

ChannelAdvisor
Josh Schlanger, Director of Infrastructure

Channel Systems
Rick Geary, President & CEO

Cherry Bekaert LLP
Sheila Ahler, Partner

Cii Technology Solutions
Gray Anthony, Systems Administrator

Cisco
Sandy Thompson, Sr. Director Connected IT Services

Cloudbilt, Inc.
John Stewart, President

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

CommScope
Michael Cross, SVP & CIO

CompTIA
Eric Larson, Director of External Relations

Craven Community College
Annette Walker, Lead Instructor - CTI

CSC Leasing Company
Rob Dickinson, Account Manager

CTS
Tom Miller, Director

Dassault Systèmes
Tom Schorr, Director, Technology Partnerships

DataChambers
Lawrence Boening, President & COO

DataMasters
Paula White, President/CEO

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

Davidson College - Information Technology Services
Mur Muchane, CIO

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

Eco-Site
Bob Glosson, President & COO

EDM Americas
Susan Cotter, Solution Executive

ElectriCities
TBD

Elster Solutions
Harris Glover, VP Product Management

EMC
Brent Taylor, Materials Director

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

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

Greene Resources
Jason deFreitas, Director of Recruiting Solutions

GreerWalker LLP
Mark Haynes, Director of IT

HireNetworks
Tina Cochrane, Director

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

Hutchison PLLC
Dan Fuchs, Attorney

iContact
Geoff Alexander, President

I-Cubed
Greg Boone, Software Engineering Manager

IDA Ireland
Micheal Smith, VP Technology

IES Commercial
Gilbert Romo, VP of Sales

Indian River Advisors
William Reading, Partner

Inmar
Melissa Wittner, Interim VP, Supply Chain Systems

Ipreo
David Seidenfrau, Managing Director 

iT People Corporation
Sai Nidamarty, CEO

Itron
James Whitfield, Sr. R&D Director

JCMR Technology 
Jake Kent, President/CEO

Jones Lang LaSalle
Ryan Lawrence, Vice President

Kelaca
Ben Wiant, Business Development 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

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

Metech Recycling
Brenda Dominick, Account Executive

MetLife
Binu Thomas, VP

Midtown Consulting Group
Wesley Crook, Principal

MobileSmith
Bob Dieterle, COO

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

neteffect technologies, LLC
John Campbell, Director of Managed Services

Net Friends, Inc.
John Synder, President 

NetIQ
Glenn Rinderman, Regional Account Manager

Nexsen Pruet, LLC
Sam Whitt, Special Counsel

Next Glass, Inc.
George Taylor, Chairman

Nomacorc
TBD

North Highland
Tom Murphy, Principal, CIO Services

NWN Corporation
Shannon Ludwig, Regional VP of Sales

Occoneechee Council, Boy Scouts of America
TBD

OnTarget Group
Steven Dmiszewicki, CEO

OpenText/GXS
Gordon Sinkez, Director, Solutions Enablement

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

PwC
Jason Lemons, Director of Sales & Marketing

Railinc
Patrick O'Neil
Director, Corporate & Brand Communications

Rally Software
Gary Mendelson, Major Account Manager

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

Rogers Insurance Agency
Brooks Barbee, VP

Rural Sourcing
Mike Rarer, VP, Business Development

Saffron Technologies
Chad Smith, CIO

Samanage
Ginny Mahaney, VP of Marketing

SAS
Eric Hunley, Principal Solutions Architect

SciQuest
Eric Zoetmulder, VP Product Management

SCOR Global Life Americas
Craig Jocher, CIO

Securadyne Systems
Jeff Farnham, Account Executive

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

Sentinel Data Centers
Brian Baker, VP Business Development SE

Sherpa
Theresa Ulyatt, VP Technology & PM Services

Signature Consultants
John Suther, Local IT Branch Manager

SilverSky
Scott Plummer, Business Development Manager, Southeast

Small Footprint
Patrick Turner, CTO & Principal

Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan
Alicia Gilleskie, Partner

Spirit Communications
Roddy Broadnax, Director of Marketing

Statera
Chris Swift, Director of Sales

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

Telovations
Susan Bowser, Account Manager

The Select Group
Doug Wise, Regional VP

Time Warner Cable
John Moore, Manager – Public Sector Sales

TPS, Inc.
Emily Toone, CEO

TransCirrus
John Fryar, Director, Strategic Alliances and Partnerships

TriNet
Craig Valentine, Regional Sales Consultant

Truphone
Kevin McHugh, Global Head of Tax 

tw telecom
Kristin Greene, Account Executive II

UNC Charlotte – Charlotte Research Institute
Bob Wilhelm, Executive Director

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

Vaco Technology
Sid Mitchener, Partner

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

Workday
Patrick Buckley, Regional Sales Director

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