The Board of Directors is the governing body for Wake Education Partnership. It is primarily made up of members who are often deeply involved in public education, and leaders in the business community and community-at-large.
The Board of Directors meets quarterly. The annual meeting occurs in June. Its formal role is defined in the organization’s bylaws.
To join our board, contact President Steve Parrott at 919.780.5205.
2016-2017 Board of Directors
Chair, Don Esposito, General Counsel, UNC REX Healthcare
Members (Listed alphabetically)
Monica Barnes, ABC-11 WTVD
Chris Bell, SunTrust Bank
Gordon Brown, Alfred Williams & Company
Rob Buhler, MMI Public Relations
Rob Burlington, SteelFab of VA, Inc.
Jason Christie, Triangle Business Journal
Robin Costello, CED
Matt Davis, Paragon Bank
Damon Dishman, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Scott Duda, Cherry Bekaert, LLP
Hardin Engelhardt, Wake County PTA Council, President
Gary Greene, Greene Resources, Inc.
Cara Greening, Clancy & Theys Construction Company
Sharon Gupton, Fonville Morisey Realty
Jim Hartmann, Wake County Government, County Manager
Douglas Hornberger, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
John Hummel, Sinclair Broadcasting Group
Chris Isley, BB&T
Stephanie Jensen, BASF
Russell Killen, Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein, LLP
Mitch Lower, Biogen Idec
Miles Macleod, Heritage High School, WCPSS Teacher of the Year
Rod Malone, Tharrington Smith
Scot McAlexander, Xenith Bank
Dr. Jim Merrill, Wake County Public School System, Superintendent
Christina O’Neill, Cisco
Katherine Peele, LS3P ASSOCIATES LTD.
Jennifer Pittman, Duke Energy
Marion Robinson, State Employees’ Credit Union
Jamie Royster, Lenovo
Sepi Saidi, Sepi Engineering & Construction
Steven Slee, Fifth Third Bank
Marcus Smith, PNC Bank
Julie Song, Quintiles
Doug Sprecher, First Citizens Bank
Muriel Summers, WCPSS Principal of the Year, A.B. Combs Elementary
Walt Tippett, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
Cleon Umphrey, Raleigh Durham Airport Authority
Steve Parrott, Wake Education Partnership President