Teresa Holland Williams ’77 of Huntersville was installed as chair of the GAA Board of Directors, succeeding Dr. Dan A. Myers ’71 (’75 MD) of Kinston, at the Annual Alumni Luncheon on May 7. James E. Delany ’70 of Hinsdale, Ill., became chair-elect.
Williams served on the GAA board as an at-large director before being selected as chair-elect in 2015. She is a founding member of the Black Alumni Reunion’s Light on the Hill Society and served on the chancellor’s advisory committee during planning for the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. She recently completed a term as chair of the Western Carolina University board of trustees and in 2015 received WCU’s Distinguished Service Award.
Delany, who also received his law degree from UNC in 1973, has served on the GAA board as second vice chair, an at-large director and an out-of-state district director. He is the commissioner of the Big Ten Conference and former vice president and treasurer of USA Basketball. At UNC, he was a member of the freshman and varsity basketball teams, was a varsity tri-captain, received the Foy Roberson Award and was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi.
Election results decided by GAA members also were announced at the luncheon on May 7.
Other new officers include Jill Silverstein Gammon ’70 of Raleigh as new first vice chair and Travis T. Tygart ’93 of Colorado Springs, Colo., as second vice chair.
Gammon, a retired certified integrative health coach to nonprofits who also received her master’s degree in social work from UNC in 1972, has served on the board as N.C. district representative (2013-16) and chaired the board’s activities committee (2015-16). At UNC, she received a National Institute of Mental Health graduate fellowship, was a student representative on the UNC School of Social Work’s dean selection committee, was appointed a student representative on the UNC School of Social Work’s governance committee and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She also has served as vice chair of the board of advisers for UNC’s School of Social Work.
Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, has served on the board as an out-of-state district director (2013-16). At UNC, he participated in the Campus Y’s Big Buddy Program, was treasurer of the Interfraternity Council, president of Pi Kappa Alpha and a participant in Campus Crusade. In 2010, he received the GAA’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award.
New directors elected to three-year terms representing N.C. districts are:
Richard T. Boyette ’74 of Raleigh to the district for Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Vance, Wake and Warren counties. Boyette, who also received his law degree from UNC in 1977, is a partner in and general counsel for Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP. At UNC, he was a member of Chi Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, Holderness Moot Court, the National Moot Court team and intramural athletics.
Margaret Boothe Baddour ’71 of Goldsboro to the district for Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Sampson, Tyrell, Washington, Wayne and Wilson counties. Baddour, who also received a master’s in teaching from UNC in 1973, is a humanities instructor at Wayne Community College. She has directed and performed in more than 15 plays produced by the college. She also is the author of three volumes of poetry.
Elizabeth Goodwin “Lisa” Saunders ’81 of Charlotte to the district for Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Rutherford and Union counties. Saunders is associate rector at Christ Episcopal Church. At UNC, she was president of the senior class and a member of the Order of the Valkyries, the Order of the Bell Tower and Phi Mu.
Linda Lynch Butler ’68 of Chapel Hill to the district for Orange County. Butler, a retired supervisor with Pharmaceutical Product Development Medical Communications, served on the GAA board as an ex officio member in 1992-93, when she was president of the School of Pharmacy’s alumni association. At UNC, she was class secretary of the pharmacy school, a recipient of the Student Body Award, secretary of the pharmacy student body and was a member of Phi Mu and Kappa Epsilon. She also is a member of the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council, a past recipient of the pharmacy school’s Burrus Family Award for community service, a former member of UNC’s Board of Visitors and a recipient of the Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award.
New directors elected to three-year terms representing out-of-state alumni are:
Gregory J. Parent ’92 of Atlanta to the district for Alabama and Georgia. Parent, who also received his law degree from UNC in 1998, is a team leader mediator with Miles Mediation. At UNC, he was president of his first-year law school class; a justice with the Honor Court; a member of Alpha Phi Omega and of Phi Delta Phi; vice president of the law school student body; and a participant in the Honors Program, UNC Student Television, Campus Y and Newman Center.
Douglas E. Markham ’78 of Houston to the district for Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Markham is of counsel with Sprott Newsom Quattlebaum & Messenger. At UNC, he was senior class vice president; governor of Granville Towers residence halls; state chair of the N.C. Federation of College Republicans; a member of the Society of Janus; an Honors Program participant; a delegate to the N.C. Student Legislature; and a Morehead Scholar.
Bobbie-Jean “BJ” Price ’95 of Orlando, Fla., to the district for Florida, Illinois and Indiana. Price is an analytics and optimization manager with The Walt Disney Co. At UNC, she was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, Carolina Choir, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and the Chamber Singers, and she was on the staff of Carolina Union Tech. She also is president of the Orlando Carolina Club.
New director elected to a three-year term on UNC’s Athletic Council.
Michael Chatham ’81 of Huntersville. Chatham, who is a commercial real estate broker with MPV Properties, is a former free agent who played with the Cleveland Browns. At UNC, he was a walk-on with the varsity football team (1976) and was recognized as All-ACC tight end in 1979. He received an honorable mention in the college football All-American team (1979), was a leading pass receiver in varsity football (1979 and 1980) and was a member of the JV basketball team (1976-77).
The board appointed two at-large directors to three-year terms:
Jason A. Kilar ’93 of Hillsborough, Calif., is founder and CEO of the online video streaming service Vessel. He previously was the founding CEO of the online streaming service Hulu, after working for Walt Disney Co. and Amazon, where he laid the groundwork for the online retailer’s move into the video and DVD business and became senior vice president for worldwide application software. At UNC, he was a member of Sigma Nu and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received the GAA’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award in 2010, as well as the BSBA Alumni Merit Award from Kenan-Flagler Business School. He was inducted into the N.C. Halls of Fame in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations in 2013 and was UNC’s Commencement speaker in 2015.
Kevin J. Martin ’89 of Washington, D.C. Martin is managing partner with Carmichael Partners, a private equity firm. Martin was appointed to the Federal Communications Commission by then-President George W. Bush in 2001 and also served as the FCC’s chairman (2005-09). He joined the FCC from the White House, where he served as a special assistant for economic policy and was on the staff of the National Economic Council. At UNC, Martin served as student body president, as vice chair of the Honor Council and as president of the N.C. Association of Student Governments. Martin also received the Chancellor’s Leadership Award. In 2004, he received the GAA’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award.
Dr. Ben L. Joyner Jr. ’93 of Durham was appointed as the board’s faculty representative. Joyner, who also received his master’s in public health and his medical degree from UNC, both in 2002, is an associate professor of pediatrics and anesthesiology at UNC. In June 2015, Joyner was named division chief in the pediatric critical care unit, which he joined as a staff doctor in 2009 after completing a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at UNC. Joyner also is the program director for the pediatric critical care fellowship and serves as the clinical co-director of the Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center, which he led the way to forming in 2013.
Also reappointed to their posts were: Anthony Eden Rand ’61 (’64 LLBJD) of Fayetteville, treasurer; Dwight M. “Davy” Davidson III ’77 of Greensboro, assistant treasurer; and Wade M. Smith ’60 (’63 LLBJD) of Raleigh, counsel.