Board of Directors

Chairman
Retired, Director City of Raleigh Inspections

Larry Strickland worked for the City of Raleigh for over 34 years before retiring in the spring of 2011. At the time of his retirement, he was the Director of the Raleigh Inspections...

Vice Chairman
President,
Beacon Street Development Co., Inc.

Jim Wiley is President of Beacon Street Development, a real estate development company focused on building walkable neighborhoods and infill residential housing. He was born and...

Treasurer
Owner, Char-Grill Companies

Mahlon Aycock has been a Co-Owner and Operator of Char-Grill Restaurants, Inc for 38 years. He’s lived in the Raleigh Area since 1975 and graduated from Atlantic Christian College...

Secretary
Principal,
Pinna, Johnston & Burwell, PA

Matt Black is an attorney and concentrates his practice in the areas of business law, real estate and estate planning.  He grew up in Raleigh and received an undergraduate degree...

Assistant Secretary
Transportation Engineer,
NCDOT, Transportation Planning Branch

Frances Bisby is currently a Transportation Engineer and Coordinator for the Fayetteville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization within NCDOT's Transportation Planning Branch. She...

Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

Smith Andrews is a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network in Raleigh. He was born and raised in Raleigh and graduated from NC State University with a B.A. degree in Political Science...

CEO, Trackur

Andy Beal is the CEO of Trackur, a leading social media monitoring software company. The bestselling author of Repped: 30 Days to a Better Online Reputation, Andy has spent 15 years
in the internet...

Partner, Madison & Caison, LLP
Life & Career Transitions Coach, Crosswalk

Karin Cross is an HR Professional turned Life Coach.  She helps others recognize and engage their passions and strengths as they transition into the workforce, into retirement,...

Vice President
Major Accounts for Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

Bill Kaack heads the Major Accounts direct sales organization and the Alliance (partner) organization, for Wolters Kluwer Financial Services (formerly Bankers Systems, Inc.), the Financial and Compliance...

Risk Mitigation Services Manager
State of North Carolina - Office of the State Controller, Raleigh, North Carolina

Ben McLawhorn works for the North Carolina Office of the State Controller and currently holds the position of Risk Mitigation Services Manager.  Born in eastern North Carolina, Ben completed his...

Community Consultant
Community Development Banking for PNC Bank

Tameka A. Reed is a Community Consultant with Community Development Banking for PNC Bank, Raleigh NC. As a Community Consultant, she works with organizations that are engaged in affordable housing, economic...

Chief Operating Officer, Fred Smith Company