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.


2019-2020 Board of Directors

John Hummel, Sinclair Broadcasting Group WakeEd Board Chair

John Hummel serves as General Manager for WLFL/WRDC in the Raleigh market providing planning, direction and execution of all departments and personnel at WLFL/WRDC Television.  He programmed both stations while rebuilding the entire sales management and staff. Mr. Hummel’s philosophy is deeply rooted in the success of the individual aided by management’s interest and guidance in their personal growth which leads to their business success. From 1997-2005 Mr. Hummel worked with Fox Station and Fox Television as Director of Sales. He was responsible for the direction and execution of New York sales team(s), five regional offices and the national revenue for eleven of the Fox owned and operated stations. In 1980 Mr. Hummel began his career with broadcasting serving in various positions.

Members (Listed Alphabetically)

Braxton Anthony, Rich Commercial Realty

Emma Browning, Paradox Consulting Partners

Rob Buhler, Chair Elect, BAERING

Catie Burnette, WCPSS Assistant Principal of the Year

Dr. Seth Carruthers, Parker Lord

Cris Charbonneau, cchange communications

Betsy Reade Creech, Kane Realty Corporation

Scott Duda, Cherry Bekaert, LLP

David Ellis, Wake County Manager

Lindsey Evans, 2019-20 WCPSS Teacher of the Year

John Goodman, Raleigh Chamber

Gary Greene, Greene Resources, Inc.

Cara Lee Greening, STEWART

Sharon Gupton, Fonville Morisey Realty

Jennifer Hickerson, Alfred Williams & Company

John Hummel, Chair, Sinclair Broadcasting Group

Chad Humphrey, Balfour Beatty

Carey Hunter, Principal Financial Group

Chris Isley, BB&T

Stephanie Jensen, BASF

Curtis Ladig, Delta Dental of North Carolina

Rod Malone, Tharrington Smith

Dana Martinez, Biogen

Scot McAlexander, Atlantic Union Bank

Cathy Moore, Wake County Public School System, Superintendent

Michael Perera, IBM

Jennifer Pittman, ABB, Inc.

Keith Poston, President of WakeEd Parntership

Simmi Prasad, U.S. Trust

Sarah Quinlan, The Carolantic Fund

Brian Reid, Townebank

Marion Robinson, Retired, State Employees’ Credit Union

Jamie Royster, Lenovo

Steven Slee, Fifth Third Bank

Doug Sprecher, First Citizens Bank

Dr. Ruth Steidinger, WCPSS Principal of the Year

Walt Tippett, Brooks Pierce

Cleon Umphrey, Raleigh Durham Airport Authority of NC

Kassandra Watson, Wake County PTA Council

Andrew Zukowski, UNC REX Healthcare

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Raleigh, NC 27609 | (919) 821-7609