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Tom Bradshaw

Developer, Investment Banker
Former Mayor of Raleigh
Former Chair, Public School Forum


Russ Campbell

Senior Communications Officer, Burroughs Wellcome Fund


Donnell Cannon

Principal, North Edgecombe High School


*Newell Clark

Mayor, City of Lexington, North Carolina

Maurice “Mo” Green

Executive Director, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Former Superintendent, Guilford County Schools

*Tracey Greene-Washington

President of Indigo Innovation Group
Founder, CoThinkk
Former Director of Special Initiatives, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust


*Ferrel Guillory – Vice Chair and Editorial Advisor

Professor of the Practice, Director, UNC Program on Public Life, UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media
Author, Reporter, and Former Editor of the Editorial Page, News & Observer; Member, NC Journalism Hall of Fame


*Gerry Hancock – Chair and Publisher

Attorney and Partner, Everett Gaskins Hancock LLP
Former Member, North Carolina Senate
Founding Chair, Public School Forum of North Carolina


*Andrew Holton – Secretary|Treasurer

Managing Principal, Rivermont Capital
Former Senior Adviser to Janet Cowell, State Treasurer of North Carolina


Debra Horton

Former Executive Director and Former Board President, North Carolina PTA Founder, Parental Involvement Initiative, NCPTA


Sam Houston

President, North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center

Steve Lassiter

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Programs and Services, Pitt County Schools
2014-15 North Carolina Principal of the Year

Freebird McKinney

Coordinator of Community Outreach and Education Culture, Alamance-Burlington School System
2018-19 North Carolina Teacher of the Year

*Dr. Patrick Miller

Superintendent, Greene County Schools
2019 A. Craig Phillips Superintendent of the Year


Kayla Morais

NC Program Director, Students for Educational Reform


Nancy Pekarek

Former Strategic Communications, GlaxoSmithKline and NC Governor’s Office

Shirley Prince, Executive Director of North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principals Association

Dr. Shirley Prince

Executive Director, NC Principal and Assistant Principals Association
Former Superintendent, Scotland County Schools

Mebane Rash

 *Mebane Rash – CEO, President, and Editor-in-Chief


*Chris William

Executive Producer and Moderator, Carolina Business Review
Managing Director in Wells Fargo Advisors Private Client Group

*Executive Committee