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.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Chair, Scot McAlexander, Xenith Bank

Members (Listed alphabetically)

Monica Barnes, ABC-11 WTVD

Chris Bell, SunTrust Bank

Gordon Brown, Alfred Williams & Company

Rob Buhler, Baering

Rob Burlington, SteelFab of VA, Inc.

Cris Charbonneau, KnowledgeWorks

Jason Christie, Triangle Business Journal

Matt Davis, Paragon Bank

Scott Duda, Cherry Bekaert, LLP

Jonathan Enns, WCPSS Principal of the Year

Jose Espinal, WCPSS Assistant Principal of the Year

Michelle Rich Goode, Rich Commercial Realty

Betsy Graves, WCPSS Teacher of the Year

Gary Greene, Greene Resources, Inc.

Cara Greening, BridgePoint Construction Services

Sharon Gupton, Fonville Morisey Realty

Julie von Haefen, Wake County PTA Council

John Hummel, Sinclair Broadcasting Group

Chris Isley, BB&T

Stephanie Jensen, BASF

Rod Malone, Tharrington Smith

Dr. Jim Merrill, Wake County Public School System, Superintendent

Steve Parrott, WakeEd Partnership President

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

Walt Tippett, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP

Jeffry Trad, Wells Fargo

Cleon Umphrey, Raleigh Durham Airport Authority