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, MMI Public Relations
Rob Burlington, SteelFab of VA, Inc.
Cris Charbonneau, KnowledgeWorks
Jason Christie, Triangle Business Journal
Matt Davis, Paragon Bank
Scott Duda, Cherry Bekaert, LLP
Don Esposito, General Counsel, UNC REX Healthcare
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
Muriel T. Summers, WCPSS Principal of the Year
Walt Tippett, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
Jeffry Trad, Wells Fargo
Cleon Umphrey, Raleigh Durham Airport Authority