GAA Installs New Board Members

Anthony S. Harrington ’63, of Easton, Md., president of Stonebridge International LLC and former U.S. ambassador to Brazil, was installed as chair of the GAA Board of Directors at the Annual Alumni Luncheon on May 8, succeeding Carl L. Matheson ’57 of Hickory.

Jean Almand Kitchin ’70 of Scotland Neck, president and chief executive officer of Almand’s Drug Stores in Rocky Mount, assumed office as chair-elect. Kitchin previously has served on the board as secretary, first vice chair and district director.

Harrington co-founded Stonebridge, an international strategic advisory firm based in Washington, D.C., with former National Security Adviser Samuel Berger. Before serving as U.S. ambassador to Brazil, Harrington was a senior partner with Hogan & Hartson, a 900-lawyer, international firm based in Washington. He currently serves as international strategic adviser to the firm. Harrington previously was chairman of the President’s Intelligence Oversight Board, vice chairman of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and a member of the congressionally created Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the U. S. Intelligence Community.

Harrington was a founder of Telecom USA, which prior to its merger with MCI became the fourth-largest U.S. long-distance telephone company. He also is a trustee of the Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise and a member of the board of directors of PRE Solutions Inc., a private telecommunications company. He served as a director on the GAA board from 1987 to 1990, and he served on the board as second vice chair from 1997 to 1998 before rejoining the board last year as chair-elect. He also was profiled in the March/April 1998 issue of the Review.

The election of Harrington, board officers and other directors and the appointment of additional board members were announced by Matheson. Other new executive officers are Luther Parks Cochrane ’70 of Charlotte, first vice chair, and Minor Mickel Shaw ’69 of Greenville, S.C., second vice chair. Cochrane, who also earned his law degree from UNC in 1974, is chairman emeritus of Bovis Lend Lease. Shaw is president of Micco Corp.

New directors elected to three-year terms representing N.C. districts are:

  • D. Jordan Whichard III ’79 of Greenville. Whichard is publisher of The Daily Reflector and group publisher of Cox North Carolina Publications Inc. He is a former member of the boards of the School of Journalism Foundation of N.C. and UNC Center for Public Television and a former member of Morehead Foundation regional and area selection committees. At UNC, he was president of Phi Gamma Delta, treasurer of Order of Gimghoul and a member of the Chancellor’s Committee on Student Conduct.
  • Philip A. Baddour Jr. ’64 of Goldsboro. Baddour, who also earned his law degree at UNC in 1967, is a senior partner with Baddour, Parker, Hine & Orander P.C. and is a former majority leader of the N.C. House of Representatives. He previously served on the GAA board from 1971 to ’74, and he currently serves on the board for the Institute of Government Foundation. At UNC, he was a student legislator, a member of Order of the Golden Fleece, Jason and Society of Janus.
  • Rosa Thompson McAfee ’75 of Charlotte. McAfee is vice president of Global Corporate Investment Bank, Bank of America Corp. She currently is on the executive board for Charlotte’s alumnae chapter for Delta Sigma Theta sorority, and she formerly was a participant in the N.C. Supreme Court Mediation Program and a member of the Parent Advisory Board in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. At UNC, she was founder of the Kappa Omicron chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and was a member of Order of the Valkyries.
  • Walter H. Dalton ’71 of Rutherfordton. Dalton, who also earned his law degree at UNC in 1975, is a partner with Nanney Dalton and Miller and a member of the N.C. Senate, where he is the appropriations committee’s co-chair. He is a former member of the UNC Board of Visitors and currently is on the boards for the N.C. Economic Development Board, Public School Forum, Southern Regional Education Board and N.C. Center for Public Policy Research. At UNC, he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and was an intramural chairman and official.

New directors elected to three-year terms representing out-of-state alumni are:

  • L. Joseph Loveland Jr. ’73 of Atlanta. Loveland, a lawyer, is a partner with King & Spalding. He is a member of the executive committee of the board of directors for the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Land Use Committee, the National Center for State Courts Lawyers Committee and Rotary Club of Atlanta. At UNC, he was a Morehead Scholar and member of the Chi Psi fraternity, Golden Fleece, the debate team, the N.C. Fellows Program and the orders of the Grail and the Old Well.
  • Dr. Joseph M. “Buddy” Jenrette III ’73 of Charleston, S.C. Jenrette is professor and chair of the department of radiation oncology for the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a member of the board for the Trident Community Foundation and is vice president of the board of trustees for the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust. He is a former president of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the South Carolina division of the American Cancer Society. At UNC, he was a member of the Chi Psi fraternity, the Carolina Forum, the Carolina Symposium and the German honor society.
  • Linda Diane Robertson Viglucci ’83 of Coral Gables, Fla. Viglucci is a columnist for The Miami Herald and is a former president of the Association for Women in Sports Media and director of the Miami Herald Mentor Program. At UNC, she was associate editor and sports editor for The Daily Tar Heel, a recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Award from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, a member of the Carolina Union Film Committee, Valkyries and the varsity cross country and track teams.

A new director elected to a three-year term on UNC’s Athletic Council:

  • Kenneth W. Huff ’75 of Durham. Huff, who owns Huff Builders Inc., is a former NFL player who, in his 11-year career, participated in Super Bowl XVIII. At UNC, he was captain of varsity football, received the Bill Arnold Award twice, as well as the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, and the Patterson Award, and named All-ACC and Consensus All-America. He was the third-overall selection in the NFL draft and received the NFL’s Ed Block Courage Award. His jersey is honored in Kenan Stadium.

Appointed as at-large directors for three-year terms are:

  • William Gray Daughtridge Jr. ’75 of Rocky Mount. Daughtridge, president of Daughtridge Gas & Oil Co., is a member of the N.C. House of Representatives and serves on the N.C. Board of Travel and Tourism and the Boy Scouts of America Southern Region board of directors.
  • Timothy F.S. Cobb ’86 of Atlanta. Cobb is general partner of Eagle Rock Partners and has been active in Internet commerce, including working with minority entrepreneurs. His donation to the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History at UNC honored his father, for whom the center’s theater is being named. At UNC, he was president of the Residence Hall Association and Everett Hall, and a member of the men’s junior varsity basketball team. He serves on the Carolina First Steering Committee and the Georgia Research Alliance. He also was profiled in the September/October 2001 issue of the Review.

James H. Johnson Jr., Kenan professor of management, was appointed faculty representative to the board. Johnson is director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center and co-director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise. He also was featured in the March/April 1998 issue of the Review as one of about 50 “Carolina Mosaic” profiles.

Reappointed to their posts were William P. Aycock II ’65 of Greensboro, counsel to the board; N.C. Sen. Anthony Eden Rand ’61, treasurer; and Dwight M. Davidson III ’77, assistant treasurer.

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