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Broadening Corporate Board Diversity: Earning a Board Seat


Sponsor: Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson


  • Maryann Bruce, boards of Atlanta Life Financial Group; MBIA, Inc.; Herndon Capital Management
  • Jim Fraser, Goodwin Executive Search
  • Deborah Hylton, Chief Strategy Officer at 3C Institute and Founder and President, Hylton Consulting Services, LLC and previously on the board of Wells Dairy Inc.
  • Dolores Kunda, board of Finish Line, Inc.; Executive Director, Latino Corporate Directors Association
  • Merrill Mason, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP and boards of A Ban Against Neglect, Inc., Council for Entrepreneurial Development, IDEA Fund Partners Advisory Board, The Green Chair Project, Inc., and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Foundation Investment Fund, Inc.
  • Trudy Smith, Executive Director, Executive Service Corps of the Triangle
  • George Walls, retired General, boards for PNC Financial Services Group and Lincoln Electric Holdings 2014


Sponsor: American National Bank and Trust Company


  • Jan Davis, Former CEO ShopperTrek, RCT; boards for GSP Marketing Technologies,, and SEAL Technologies
  • Jim Fraser, Goodwin Executive Search
  • Frank Gozzo, President & CEO, Noverant; boards of Noverant and FlightGest
  • Jewell Hoover, member of the board of directors of Fifth Third Bank Bancorp, AARP
  • Charley Majors, Executive Chairman, American National Bankshares Inc., American National Bank and Trust Company
  • D. Keith Pigues, Professor, North Carolina Central; boards of the Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight and The Research Triangle Foundation
  • Trudy Smith, Executive Director, Executive Service Corps of the Triangle Broadening Corporate Board Diversity: Earning a Board Seat


Sponsor: King & Spalding LLP


  • John Ausura (Mastech Holdings, Inc.)
  • Jim Fraser (Goodwin Executive Search)
  • Jewell Hoover (Fifth Third Bank, AARP)
  • Laura Kendall (Bank of Commerce, Charles & Colvard, Tanner Holdings)
  • William G. Pappas (Parker Poe)
  • Trudy Smith (Triangle BoardConnect)
  • James H. Speed, Jr. (North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance)
  • Edwina Woodbury (Radio Shack)
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