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Board of Directors

NC TECH is overseen by a board of directors representing leaders from a variety of backgrounds, each bringing important skillsets and viewpoints to the table along with support from the organizations they represent.

They meet quarterly, around the time of NC TECH’s Signature Events, to review organization’s progress and make decisions affecting future direction. For more information about serving on the Board of Directors and/or to submit an Interest Form for future service CLICK HERE.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Beacon Technologies, Inc.
Mark Dirks - CEO | SVP
Chair

Accenture
Natalie Batten - Managing Director, Raleigh Office Managing Director
Vice-Chair

Relay
Paul Chunn - VP Information Technology
Immediate Past Chair

Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton
Larry Robbins - Partner
Secretary

Cherry Bekaert
Ron Wainwright, Jr. - Partner, National Leader - Credits/Accounting Methods
Treasurer


MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

Apple
Tom Jacobik - Operations Manager

Blue Acorn iCi
Greg Boone - Co-CEO

Charter Communications
Brian Gregory - Vice President, State Government Affairs

Cisco Systems, Inc.
Chuck Churchill - Director, IT

CommScope
JP Dougherty - Director of Sales - Southeast

Corning
Rama Kandala - CIO, Optical Communications and Life Sciences

Credit Suisse
Kevin Walker - Managing Director

Dell Technologies
Mike Murphy - General Manager
NC Operations

ERC Broadband
Hunter Goosmann - Executive Director/CEO

First Citizens Bank
Dede Ramoneda - EVP + CIO

Flexential
Chris Downie - CEO

Google
Chris Williams - Site Operations Manager – Lenoir Data Center

Grant Thornton
Dewayne Southern - Partner, Carolinas Technology Industry Practice Leader

IBM
Laurie Schaefer - Vice President, GBS Technology Leader

Intersouth Partners
Mitch Mumma - Managing General Partner

Inmar Intelligence
Melissa Wittner - Senior Vice President, Software Engineering

Investors Title
Dan Minto - CIO, Senior Vice President Engineering

LabCorp
Mark Wright - SVP, Customer Products

Lenovo
Patty Hager - Senior Director, North America Presales

New York Stock Exchange
Carolyn Saacke - Head of Sponsor Coverage

Railinc
Joan Smemoe - CIO

RapidScale
Brian Baker - Director of Channel Sales, East Region

SAS
Trish Halley - VP, Information Technology

Smith Anderson
Byron Kirkland - Partner

Worksmart IT
Clay Harris - President + CEO

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