2014 Governing Board of Directors

Chris Kearney, Chair
Chairman, President & CEO
SPX Corporation

Catherine P. Bessant, Past Chair
Global Technology and
Operations Executive
Bank of America

Ron Carter, Ph.D.
Johnson C. Smith University

Eugene "Gene" Flood
A Cappella Partners

W. Barnes Hauptfuhrer
Chief Executive Officer
Chapter IV Investors

Jewell D. Hoover
President and Principal
Hoover and Associates

James “Jim” Johnston
President & CEO, Stonemarker Enterprises

Howard Levine
Chairman and CEO
Family Dollar Stores

Todd Mansfield
President and CEO
Crescent Communities

Fritz Nauck
Senior Partner

Pat Rodgers
President and CEO
Rodgers Builders, Inc.

Art Rogers
Partner, Shelby Elastics, Inc.

Geri Rucker
Regional Vice President,
Founders Federal Credit Union

Laura Schulte
Regional Banking Executive – Eastern Region
Wells Fargo

Ruth Shaw, Ph.D.
Civic Leader

Tom E. Smith
Retired CEO
Food Lion


Foundation For
The Carolinas

220 North Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

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