2011 Advisory Board

The Power of Collaboration

Thank you to our dynamic 2011 Advisory Board who shared their passions to help guide the overall development, content and promotion of the conference.

Dr. June Atkinson
State Superintendent
North Carolina Public Instruction

Dana Jennings
Jennings Earnhardt, LLC

Nini RB Bautista de Garcia
Carolinas Asian American Chamber of Commerce
Honorary Trustee
Women's Inter-Cultural Exchange

Jane C. Kendall
President and Founder
N.C. Center for Nonprofits

Sarah Belk Gambrell
Belk, Inc.

Matty Lazo-Chadderton
Civic Leader

The Honorable Terry Bellamy
City of Asheville

Dr. Julianne Malveaux
Bennett College for Women

Melissa Birdsong
Intent Architect
Transformational Customer Experience
Lowe's Companies, Inc.

The Honorable Elaine F. Marshall
Secretary of State
State of North Carolina

Amy Rice Blumenthal
ALRY Publications & Flutist

Betty Ray McCain
Chair, UNC-TV Board of Trustees
Chair, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Board of Visitors

Sue Breckenridge
Community Leader

Alisa McDonald
Vice President
Duke Energy

Beth Briggs
Creative Philanthropy

Shannon McFayden
Leadership Consultant
NC Conference for Women Co-Founder

Anita R. Brown-Graham
Institute for Emerging Issues

Debra Plousha Moore
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Carolinas HealthCare System

Kathryn Bufano
President and Chief Merchandising Officer
Belk, Inc.
Cristina Morales
Managing Director
ROJO Marketing
Madelyn Caple
Regional Managing Director
Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Mary U. Musacchia
Private Practice & Business Consultant
Attorney at Law
The Honorable Linda Carlisle
Secretary of Cultural Resources
State of North Carolina
The Honorable Sue Myrick
US Congresswoman

Ann Caulkins
President and Publisher
The Charlotte Observer

Tog Newman
N.C. Center for Nonprofits
Former Chairman
NC Arts Council

Astrid Chirinos
Executive Director
Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte
President & Chief Creative Strategist
Diverso Global Strategies

Tami Simmons
Director of Philanthropy - Eastern US
Wells Fargo

Stephanie Counts
CEO & Co-Founder
Women's Inter-Cultural Exchange

Jackie Stark
Vice President, Human Resources
The News & Observer

Jill Dinwiddie
Community Leader

Linda Staunch
President and CEO
Linda Staunch and Associates

Sonya Dukes
Senior Vice President, Corporate Supplier Diversity
Wells Fargo

Holly Welch Stubbing
Senior Vice President, Client Services
Foundation For The Carolinas
Eunice M. Dudley                        
Dudley Products
Marion Sullivan
Senior Advisor
Office of the Governor

Veronica M. Hagen
Chief Executive Officer
Polymer Group, Inc.

Gwynn T. Swinson
Community Leader
NC Conference for Women Co-Founder
Andrea Harris
North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development
Mary Tribble
NC Governor's Conference for Women Co-Founder
Venessa Harrison
Executive Director/Chief of Staff to State President
AT&T North Carolina
Jenny Ward
NC Conference for Women Founding
Dr. Maureen Hartford
Retired President
Meredith College
Eulada Watt
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Carol Hevey
Executive Vice President
Time Warner Cable
Tonya Williams
Chief of Staff
Congressman G.K. Butterfield's Office
Peyton Howell
President, Consulting Services & Health Policy
AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group
Rosa Revels Winfree
American Indian Women of Proud Nations
Kristi Hyman
Chief of Staff
Attorney General Roy Cooper
North Carolina Department of Justice
Joan Zimmerman
Southern Shows, Inc.

Emily Zimmern
Levine Museum of the New South