40 New Members Named to UNC’s Board of Visitors

UNC’s Board of Trustees has elected 40 new members to the UNC Board of Visitors, which is composed of 160 volunteers who help the trustees and the chancellor in a range of activities designed to advance the University.

Members’ main focus is to serve as ambassadors, informing members of their communities about what’s going on at Carolina and, in turn, keeping the University administration informed about what they’re hearing about Carolina in their communities. Their efforts may include public relations, government relations and fundraising.

Ed Fritsch ’81 of Raleigh chairs the board; Jeffrey Allred ’76 of Atlanta is vice chair.

Each board member serves for four years. Each year, as members rotate off, the Board of Trustees elects new members. This year’s new members, listed alphabetically by North Carolina county and then by state, are:

North Carolina members:

Alamance County

  • Don Caudle ’79 of Swepsonville, proprietor, Cedar Forest Realty
  • Anne Powell ’82 of Burlington, sales representative, Procter & Gamble

Buncombe County

  • Jane Whilden ’75 of Asheville, director, Western Office of Government, N.C. Governor’s Office

Durham County

  • James Mason ’91 of Durham, managing director, Parish Capital
  • Gwendolyn Waddell-Schultz ’70 of Durham, registered nurse and associate chief, Veterans Administration Medical Center

Edgecombe County

  • Douglas Anderson ’69 of Rocky Mount, executive vice president, Boddie Noell Enterprises Inc.
  • J. Gregory Nelson ’78 of Rocky Mount, orthopedic surgeon, Rocky Mount Orthopedic

Forsyth County

  • David Broughton ’90 of Winston-Salem, lawyer, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC
  • Moyer G. Smith Jr. ’85 of Winston-Salem, general manager and partner, Flow BMW/MINI

Guilford County

  • Jan Capps ’75 of Greensboro, vice president of human resources and public affairs, Syngenta

Jackson County

  • Phillip Haire ’58 of Sylva. Haire, a lawyer, also is a member of the N.C. House of Representatives.

Mecklenburg County

  • Chris Avery ’92 of Charlotte, who works in strategic planning with Lowe’s Companies Inc.
  • William Farmer ’77 of Charlotte, vice president of corporate development, Time Warner Cable
  • Bill Fuller ’89 of Charlotte, lawyer, Moore & Van Allen
  • William Hawkins ’93 of Charlotte, manager, Accenture

Moore County

  • Elizabeth Saye ’91 of Pinehurst.

New Hanover County

  • Fred Davenport ’73 of Wilmington, president, PPD Pharmco.

Orange County

  • Pamela Heavner ’79 of Chapel Hill, interior designer and owner of Homeward Bound
  • Edith Wiggins ’64 (MSW) of Chapel Hill, retired interim vice chancellor, UNC

Wake County

  • Mary Lou Booth ’57 of Apex, retired business owner
  • Ronald Day ’87 of Raleigh, chief operating officer and president, RBC Centura Bank Inc.
  • Kenneth Howard ’76 of Raleigh, president, the Howard Foundation
  • Michael Painter ’95 of Raleigh, partner, Plexus Capital
  • Deborah Ross ’90 (JD) of Raleigh. Ross, a lawyer, also is a member of the N.C. House of Representatives.
  • Peter Scott III ’72 of Raleigh, chief financial officer, Progress Energy

Watauga County

  • Joseph Jenkins ’70 of Blowing Rock, president, Mad Dash. Jenkins is a current member of the GAA’s Board of Directors.

Wilkes County

  • Jeffrey Gray ’82 of North Wilkesboro, senior corporate counsel, Lowe’s Companies

Out-of-state members:


  • Jill Olson ’93 of Greenwich, global economics teacher, Teak Fellowship


  • Amy Conlee ’75 of Atlanta, CGR Advisors
  • Tony Cummings ’84 of Grayson, administrative judge, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board
  • Michael Kennedy ’79 of Atlanta, senior client partner, Korn/Ferry International
  • Carter Pope ’78 of Atlanta, chief executive officer, Synqsolutions


  • Courtney Cavatoni ’93 of Chicago, managing director, JP Morgan Private Bank

New Jersey

  • Neal Fowler ’84 of Basking Ridge, president, Centocor/Johnson & Johnson

New York

  • Howard Godwin ’66 of New York, lawyer and corporate law partner, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP
  • Jean Grainger ’80 (MA; ’83 MAT)) of New York, wardrobe consultant


  • Charles Brindell ’71 of Memphis, managing director, Crow Holdings
  • Ann Sullivan ’57 of Nashville


  • Hugh McAllister ’66 (MD) of Houston, retired physician.


  • Alfred Randolph ’84 of Virginia Beach, lawyer, Kaufman & Canoles