Board of Directors

Leading by Example: CED’s All-Star Team of Innovators and Visionaries

Led by some of the area’s most talented and successful entrepreneurs, CED’s Board of Directors is committed to the Triangle’s entrepreneurial future. Board Members are elected to two-year terms and Executive Committee members are selected from the Board to serve one-year terms. 
* = Executive Committee

2018-2019 CED Board of Directors

Board Chair - Stephen Fraser, Co-founder, Spoonflower*

Treasurer - David Haines, Partner, Deloitte*

Secretary - Michael Saber, Partner, Smith Anderson*

Newly-elected directors:

Carlos Arias, Business Development Manager, Cisco

Steve Butts, CEO, Arrivo BioVentures

Myla Lai-Goldman, CEO, GeneCentric

Allison London Brown, CEO, UVision360

John Maddison, Relationship Manager, Balentine

Stephanie Nieman, Principal, SJF Ventures

William Owens, Partner, BDO USA

Anna Tharringon, Partner, Hutchison PLLC

Directors re-elected to another two-year term:

Tony Atti, President & CEO, Phononic*

Brian Carney, General Partner, Harbert Venture Partners

Heather Dean, Tax Partner, HPG

Scott Duda, Partner, Cherry Bekaert

Patrick Dunnigan, Principal, River Cities Capital Funds

Kimberly Hames

Joy Parr Drach, President & CEO, Advanced Animal Diagnostics

Don Rainey, General Partner, Grotech Ventures

Christy Shaffer, General Partner, Hatteras Venture Partners

Courtney Tellefsen, Founder & CEO, The Produce Box

Matt Tormollen, CEO, DZone

Garret Tripp, Partner, PwC

Scott Weiner, Partner, Pappas Ventures

Incumbent directors who will serve through 2019:

DeLisa Alexander, EVP & Chief People Officer, Red Hat*

Tom Allen, Attorney, Wyrick Robbins 

James Avery, Founder & CEO, Adzerk

Elaine Bolle, President, RTP Capital Associates

Paul Boucher, President & CEO, Parion Sciences*

Patty Briguglio, President, PFB Connect*

Russell Cobb, VP Global Alliances & Channels, SAS Institute

Alan Dickinson, Dir. Of Client Relations & Bus. Dev., Manning Fulton & Skinner

Mike Elliott, Managing Partner, Noro-Moseley Partners

Meredith Friga, Partner, EY

David Gardner, Managing Partner, Cofounders Capital*

Matt Godwin, Vice President, Wells Fargo

Matt Gross, Chief Solutions Officer, Duke Clinical Research Institute

Ranya Hahn, Director, Human Resources, Participate

Rusty Kelley, Vice President Investment & Alliances, Foundation Fighting Blindness

Joe Lee, Executive Director, JP Morgan Chase

Philip Lewis, Principal, Fulcrum Equity Partners

Steve Malik, Exec. Chairman/Chairman & Owner, Medfusion/NC Football Club*

Matt McCleary, Partner, Grant Thornton

Jamey Millar, Sr., VP, Managed Markets & Gov't. Affairs, GSK

Justin Nifong, Owner, NK Patent Law

Sanjay Pal, Vice President, IBM

Daniel Pomp, Research Professor, UNC-CH

Simmi Prasad, Senior VP, Private Client Advisor, US Trust/BOA

David Rhode, Managing Partner, Vaco Raleigh

Ginger Rothrock, Sr. Dir., Commercialization and Intrapreneurship, RTI International

Pat Scheper, Director, Silicon Valley Bank

Drew Schiller, CEO, Validic

Kurt Schmidt, Founder & CEO, Sidekick Industries 

Brad Schomber, CFO, Diveplane

Mark Self, CEO, Entigral Systems

Richard Shea, CEO, Vigor Medical Systems

Anita Watkins, Director of Strategic Innovation, Rex Health Ventures*

Allen West, CEO, Railinc

Lesley Wilson, Vice President, PNC Bank

Eugene Yamnitsky, Director of Product Mgmnt, and Innovation, Citrix