Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body for WakeEd Partnership. It is primarily made up of business and community leaders who are deeply involved in public education.

To join our Board, contact WakeEd President Steve Parrott at (919) 780-5205.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Scot McAlexanderScot McAlexander, Xenith Bank WakeEd Board Chair

Scot McAlexander has served as Raleigh Market President for Xenith Bank since 2014. He is actively involved in the local community organizations, including serving as a Board Chair for the WakeEd Partnership, serving on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County, and as a member of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Scot lives in Raleigh with his wife Robin who has been an educator in Wake County Public Schools for the past 10 years. Scot and Robin have two adult children who both graduated from Wake County Public Schools, and currently live and work in Raleigh.

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

Dickens Sanchez, Clean

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