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 Keith Poston at (919) 780-5205.


2020-2021 Board of Directors

Robert Buhler, BAERING WakeEd Board Chair

As Chairman, Rob sets BAERING’s vision and is responsible for building, leading, and overseeing the growth of the agency and evolving their services to keep pace with an ever-changing digital landscape. With a wealth of knowledge gained from working in public relations, government affairs, marketing services and business development, partnered with an infectious optimism, Rob has built a strong reputation as a valued partner for senior executives across multiple industries. Throughout his career Rob has also demonstrated a passion for service and community through his work with nonprofit organizations like WakeEd Partnership.

Members (Listed Alphabetically)

Braxton Anthony, Rich Commercial Realty

Dr. Elena Ashburn, WCPSS Principal of the Year 

Emma Browning, Paradox Consulting Partners

Rob Buhler, Chair, BAERING

Dr. Seth Carruthers, Parker Lord

Cris Charbonneau, myFutureNC

Angela Connor, Change Agent Communications

Betsy Reade Creech, Kane Realty Corporation

Scott Duda, Cherry Bekaert, LLP

David Ellis, Wake County Manager

John Goodman, Raleigh Chamber

Gary Greene, Greene Resources, Inc.

Cara Lee Greening, T.A. Loving Company

Sharon Gupton, Fonville Morisey Realty

Jennifer Hickerson, Alfred Williams & Company

John Hummel, Sinclair Broadcasting Group

Chad Humphrey, Balfour Beatty

Carey Hunter, Principal Financial Group

Chris Isley, BB&T

Stephanie Jensen, BASF

Amy Jones, Wake County PTA Council

Curtis Ladig, Delta Dental of North Carolina

Rod Malone, Tharrington Smith

Dana Martinez, Biogen

Scot McAlexander, TowneBank

Cathy Moore, Wake County Public School System, Superintendent

Michael Perera, IBM

Keith Poston, President of WakeEd Parntership

Simmi Prasad, U.S. Trust

Jennifer Pride, WCPSS Teacher of the Year

Sarah Quinlan, The Carolantic Fund

Brian Reid, Townebank

Marion Robinson, Retired, State Employees’ Credit Union

Jamie Royster, Lenovo

Monica Sawyer, WCPSS Assistant Principal of the Year

Steven Slee, Fifth Third Bank

Walt Tippett, Brooks Pierce

Cleon Umphrey, Raleigh Durham Airport Authority of NC

Andy Zukowski, UNC REX Healthcare

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  Raleigh, NC 27609 | (919) 821-7609

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