get to know the CED board

CED was built by Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs more than 35 years ago and is still led by them today.  

We are proud to be represented by some of the area’s most talented and successful leaders committed to ensuring the success of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in this area. The formation of the board is intentional to ensure a balanced representation from each component of the ecosystem.  We are split a third entrepreneur, investor, and corporate partner. Learn more about our dynamic board below.

Chair | Sanjay Pal

Global VP and GM, Head of CX, IBM Hybrid Cloud

“The CED Board has gained perspective after speaking with the community during a transitional year for the organization. The next step is moving from data collection to informative design to a plan for execution,” says Mr. Pal. “And in doing so, realizing how our collective impact will be transformational for our region.”

2021 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Allison London Brown

CEO, UVision360

Paul Boucher

CEO & President | Parion Sciences

Steve Butts

Co-founder & CEO | Arrivo BioVentures

Sanjay Pal

Global VP/GM | IBM

Michael Saber

Partner | Smith Anderson

Garret Tripp

Partner | PwC

2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Attorney | Wyrick Robbins

Tom Allen

Carlos Arias

Managing Partner | Bagchi Law

Neil Bagchi

General Partner | Harbert Growth Partners

Brian Carney

Chief Marketing Officer | IronNet Cybersecurity

Russ Cobb

Partner | Davis Moore

Matthew Cooke

Vice President, Human Genetics BD | GSK

Neal Curran

Partner | Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP

Heather Dean

Principal | River Cities Capital Funds

Patrick Dunnigan

Co-Founder | Catalyst Research Alliance

Doug Eisner

Chief Strategy Officer | Allobee

Anne English

Partner | Cherry Bekaert LLP

Ronnie Eubanks

Managing Director | Deloitte

Tim Fleischman

President | Surrey View Consulting

Diane Ignar

Vice President, Investments & Alliances | Foundation Fighting Blindness

Rusty Kelley

Executive Director, Life Sciences | J.P. Morgan

Joe Lee

Partner | Balentine

John Maddison

Partner | Grant Thornton

Matt McCleary

Partner | Cofounders Capital

Tim McLoughlin

George Moser

Managing Director | Leeds Illuminate

Stephanie Nieman

Partner | BDO

Will Owens

Vice President, Innovation & Strategy | Fidelity Investments

Tony Parham

President & CEO | Advanced Animal Diagnostics

Joy Parr Drach

Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager | Bank of America

Ben Pattison

President | NuPulseCV

Sonna Patel-Raman

General Partner | Grotech Ventures

Don Rainey

Managing Partner | Pappas Capital

Kyle Rasbach

Co-Founder & CEO | Validic

Drew Schiller

Managing Director | Duke Angel Network

Kurt Schmidt

General Partner | Hatteras Venture Partners

Christy Shaffer

CEO | Basking Biosciences

Rich Shea

Director of Commercialization | RTI International

Vinay Tannan

Founder, CEO | The Produce Box

Courtney Tellefsen

Partner | Hutchison PLLC

Anna Tharrington

Executive Vice President | Wells Fargo

John Ward

Senior Vice President | PNC

Lesley Wilson

Director | SAS

Tim Wilson

Shareholder | Manning Fulton & Skinner

Bradley Wooldridge

Director | Rex Health Ventures

Anita Watkins

Attorney | Wyrick Robbins

Tom Allen

Carlos Arias

Managing Partner | Bagchi Law

Neil Bagchi

General Partner | Harbert Growth Partners

Brian Carney

Chief Marketing Officer | IronNet Cybersecurity

Russ Cobb

Partner | Davis Moore

Matthew Cooke

Vice President, Human Genetics BD | GSK

Neal Curran

Partner | Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP

Heather Dean

Principal | River Cities Capital Funds

Patrick Dunnigan

Co-Founder | Catalyst Research Alliance

Doug Eisner

Chief Strategy Officer | Allobee

Anne English

Partner | Cherry Bekaert LLP

Ronnie Eubanks

Managing Director | Deloitte

Tim Fleischman

President | Surrey View Consulting

Diane Ignar

Vice President, Investments & Alliances | Foundation Fighting Blindness

Rusty Kelley

Executive Director, Life Sciences | J.P. Morgan

Joe Lee

Partner | Balentine

John Maddison

Partner | Grant Thornton

Matt McCleary

Partner | Cofounders Capital

Tim McLoughlin

George Moser

Managing Director | Leeds Illuminate

Stephanie Nieman

Partner | BDO

Will Owens

Vice President, Innovation & Strategy | Fidelity Investments

Tony Parham

President & CEO | Advanced Animal Diagnostics

Joy Parr Drach

Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager | Bank of America

Ben Pattison

President | NuPulseCV

Sonna Patel-Raman

General Partner | Grotech Ventures

Don Rainey

Managing Partner | Pappas Capital

Kyle Rasbach

Co-Founder & CEO | Validic

Drew Schiller

Managing Director | Duke Angel Network

Kurt Schmidt

General Partner | Hatteras Venture Partners

Christy Shaffer

CEO | Basking Biosciences

Rich Shea

Director of Commercialization | RTI International

Vinay Tannan

Founder, CEO | The Produce Box

Courtney Tellefsen

Partner | Hutchison PLLC

Anna Tharrington

Executive Vice President | Wells Fargo

John Ward

Senior Vice President | PNC

Lesley Wilson

Director | SAS

Tim Wilson

Shareholder | Manning Fulton & Skinner

Bradley Wooldridge

Director | Rex Health Ventures

Anita Watkins

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