Board of Trustees Elect Officers

John Preyer
(Photo: UNC/Jon Gardiner ’98)

The UNC Board of Trustees last week elected John Preyer ’90 as chairman and Malcolm Turner ’93 as vice chairman.

Preyer, who had served as vice chair for the past two years, succeeds outgoing Chairman Dave Boliek Jr. ’90, an attorney from Fayetteville who had served as chair since 2019.

Preyer is co-founder and president of Restoration Systems, an environmental company headquartered in Raleigh that specializes in wetland, stream, nutrient and habitat mitigation. The company has more than 80 mitigation projects in 12 states, including the first U.S.-approved water-quality bank to reduce nutrient loading, according to his bio on the Carolina Research Ventures website. Preyer is a member of Carolina Research Venture’s Board of Directors and previously served on UNC’s Board of Visitors from 2012 to 2016.

Malcolm Turner (Photo: UNC/Jon Gardiner ’98)

Turner is head of strategy and corporate development for DraftKings, a sports betting company. Prior to DraftKings, Turner was vice chancellor and athletic director at Vanderbilt University. He has also worked as president of the NBA G League and as managing director at Wasserman Media Group.

Turner has been recognized in the Top 40 Under 40 by Sports Business Journal and has served on advisory boards for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship Fund, Kenan-Flagler Business School, the First Tee of Metropolitan New York and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Ramsey White (Photo: UNC/Jon Gardiner ’98)

The board also elected Ramsey White ’01 as secretary and Chris McClure ’02 as assistant secretary. White worked in the development departments at the Morehead-Cain Foundation and at UNC, and is now an active volunteer focused specifically on children’s causes, according to her bio on the Board of Trustees website.

White has co-chaired the chief fundraising events at Landon School, Durham Academy and University Presbyterian Preschool, two times each in the last decade. She volunteers at Landon School and Holton-Arms School in various roles.

White and her children served as area coordinators with the inaugural chapter of Familes4Families, pairing local volunteer families with nonprofit partners to deliver groceries and other essential items to families.

Chris McClure
(Photo: UNC/Jon Gardiner ’98)

McClure is a communications, lobbying and strategy professional who previously served as executive vice president and chief of staff for the UNC System under then-Interim President Bill Roper. McClure also spent several years working on the government affairs team for Brooks Pierce law firm, representing different industries and issues in Raleigh and Washington, D.C.

He has held leadership positions in campaigns and politics, previously serving as communications and government affairs coordinator for the N.C. Technology Association. In 2013, McClure was named one of the Most Influential Lobbyists in North Carolina by the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research. In 2022, he was named a Top Agency Liaison by North State Journal.

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