Board Members

Charles E. Stallings, Richmond, VA
Chair

Charlie Stallings received his B.A. in business management from NC State in 1977. He is a senior vice president with BB&T Capital Markets, Institutional Fixed Income Group. Stallings is a member of the Wolfpack Club, the R.S. Pullen and the W.C. Riddick Societies and a lifetime member of the Alumni Association. He is a former member of the NC State Investment Fund Board of Directors and past president of the NC State Club of Richmond. While president, he spearheaded the campaign for NC State license plates in Virginia. Stallings has established endowments at the Poole College of Management to provide scholarship support to undergraduate students. He is co-founder and past president of Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN). He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Richmond Ballet, the state ballet of Virginia. He and his wife, Jeanne, have four children.


Michael T. Constantino, Cary, NC
Vice Chair

Michael Constantino received his B. A. in Business Management from NC State in 1984 and his B.A. in Accounting in 1995. He was named the 2012 Person of the Year by the Poole College of Management and also received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2004.  Constantino is an Assurance Partner at Ernst & Young, which is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. He is a founding member of the State Club and a current member of the Page Society. Along with his wife, Lori, he established the Michael and Lori Constantino Endowment Fund that provides fellowship awards to the Poole College’s Jenkins Master of Accounting students. They are also strong supporters of NC State athletics and the Wolfpack Club.


W. Trent Ragland III, Raleigh, NC
Past Chair

Trent Ragland received his B.A. in business management from NC State in 1980. He is the owner and president of Ragland Properties, Inc., a Raleigh-based real estate development company. Ragland currently serves NC State on the State Club Board of Directors (founding member) and the Executive Committee of Friends of the Library; he formerly served on the NC State Investment Fund Members Board and the Achieve Campaign Steering Committee for the Libraries. Ragland is a lifetime member of the Alumni Association and a member of the Wolfpack Club and the C. W. Dabney Society. He is currently a board member of the North Carolina Community Foundation and the Wake Boys and Girls Club, and he is the former chairman of the Board of Trustees of Saint Mary’s School. He and his wife, Wes, have two children.


Ed Stack, Morehead City, NC
Vice President, Alumni Association Board of Directors

Ed Stack Ed Stack completed his B.S. in textile management in 1992. He is the vice president of administration and development for Jarrett Bay Boatworks in Beaufort, North Carolina. He previously enjoyed a nearly 16-year career with the Wolfpack Club, starting in fundraising and rising to associate executive director. During his college career, he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi and the Wilson College of Textiles Student Council, and one of the few NC State student body presidents to serve twice. He is a dedicated supporter of the Wilson College of Textiles and the Wolfpack Club, and he attends NC State sporting events as often as possible. He and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Beaufort.


Henry Campen, Raleigh, NC

Henry Campen, Raleigh, NCHenry Campen earned a B.A. from Wake Forest University, a M.P.A from American University and his J.D. from North Carolina Central University. He is retired Of Counsel at Parker Poe Adams and Bernstein LLP, a regional law firm with offices in in Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta and in Columbia, Charleston and Greenville, South Carolina. In 2013, he was honored as Poole College’s Person of the Year. Campen is a member and former chair of the Poole College of Management Advisory Board, and he recently completed two terms as a member of the University Board of Visitors. He is a member of the Campaign Cabinet and is currently serving his fourth year as a member of the Park Scholars Selection Committee. He and his wife, Ellen, are members of the R.S. Pullen Society. In 2008, they established the James and Dora Jean Bohannon Scholarship Endowment at Poole College of Management, named for Ellen’s mother and father, a former nuclear engineering instructor at NC State. Campen’s daughter, Nancy Featherstone Brock, is an NC State alumna.


Lynn Daniel, Charlotte, NC

Lynn Daniel started The Daniel Group in 1989. His background includes more than 11 years of management consulting experience with Norelli & Company, corporate planning and new product management positions with Rexham Corporation (now Rexam Corporation), as well as sales and sales management experience with Eli Lilly Company. Daniel has been quoted in the New York Times, INC Magazine, Business Journal, Business NC, Business Week Frontier, and the Charlotte Observer, among others. He has written articles that appeared in Long Range Planning, Journal of Business Strategy and the Business Journal. In 2010, The Daniel Group was selected as one of the Top Fifty Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Charlotte region. It has also been selected as one of North Carolina’s Family Friendly Companies. He is a past president of the NC State Alumni Association. He has served on the boards of the Charlotte Chapter of the American Marketing Association and the Hornet’s Nest Girl Scout Council. He currently serves on the board of directors of WFAE, the public radio station for the Charlotte region. The Daniel Group provides strategic planning, research and training services designed to help companies measure, manage and improve customer service. Clients include Bonded Logistics, Gregory Poole, Empire Southwest, NC Machinery, Caterpillar, Inc., Turkington Industries (England), Okuma and Whayne Supply.


Ken Dull, Wilmington, NC

Ken Dull received his B.S. in civil engineering from NC State in 1985. Dull established the Dull Scholarship in Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering in 2008 and the scholarship is currently building to the endowment level. He is a member of the Campaign Cabinet and was previously a member of the Park Scholars Selection Committee and has volunteered for both the Wolfpack Club and the Alumni Association. While at NC State, Dull was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Dull is the president and owner of McKinley Building Corporation. In 1992, he founded McKinley Building which has grown to become Wilmington’s leading, locally-owned, commercial builder with over 280 projects to date. Dull is a member of the Wilmington Business Development Board of Directors. Dull and his wife, Vicki, have two daughters.


Jeffrey V. Goodman, Asheville, NC

Jeff Goodman is an Education alumnus with a B.S. in Industrial Arts. He is the Chairman and CEO of Hedrick Industries, also known as the B.V. Hedrick Gravel & Sand Company, which produces crushed rock, gravel, and sand in North and South Carolina quarries and mines. The company has received numerous accolades for its community involvement and environmental stewardship. Mr. Goodman is a current member of the Alumni Association, the Varsity Club and the William Joseph Peele Society. He is also a charter member of the Lonnie Poole Golf Course. Goodman and his wife, Diana, have four grown daughters.


Christine Holmes, Raleigh, NC

Christine Holmes earned her B.A. in accounting at NC State in 1988. She is a partner at Ernst & Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Holmes is a member of the Poole College of Management Advisory Board, and she was honored with Poole College’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2010. She and her husband, Charles, are members of the W.C. Riddick Society. They established the Holmes MAC Endowment in 2003 to provide stipend support for students enrolled in the Master of Accounting graduate program in the Jenkins Graduate School of Management. Her sister is also an alumna of NC State.


Jake Hooks, Wilmington, NC

Jake Hooks received his B.S. in materials science and Engineering in 1978. He is the retired president of Automotive North America, Eaton Corporation and a former member of the Nittan Valve Co. Ltd. Board of Directors. Hooks serves as Development Chair for the NC State Engineering Foundation and has also served on the Park Scholars Selection Committee. In 2013, he and his wife Jennifer established the Jacob T. Hooks, Sr. Scholarship in Materials Science and Engineering in honor of his father, who also studied at NC State. They are Wolfpack Club members and part of the Fitts-Woolard Hall Cornerstone Society, and they established a planned gift in 2016 that will create a distinguished professorship in the Department of Materials Science, as well as provide discretionary support. Hooks is a lifetime member of the Alumni Association, a member of the R.S. Pullen Society and a member of the W.C. Riddick Society.

Ghazale Johnston, Charlotte, NC

Ghazale Johnston received her B.S. in textile and apparel management and textile manufacturing and a B.A. in multidisciplinary studies with a minor in Spanish from NC State in 1996. Johnston is a member of the NC State Alumni Association. While attending the university she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and served as the President of the Panhellenic Association. She also served as the student speaker at the NC State Fall Commencement Ceremony in 1996. In 2016, Johnston created the Johnston Family Scholarship which provides scholarship support for outstanding freshmen who display strong leadership skills, demonstrate financial need and are members of an underrepresented group. Johnston is the chief operating officer for CommuniGift, a birthday invitation and gift-purchasing platform that enables children to send virtual birthday invites and direct birthday gifts to an underserved child in the community. She currently serves on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte. Johnston was formerly a Managing Director with Accenture and is a former member of the Charlotte Ballet Board of Trustees. In 2013, she was a winner of the Charlotte Business Journal 40 under 40 award. She and her husband, Andy, have two children.


W. Grant Johnston, Atlanta, GA

Grant JohnstonGrant Johnston holds three degrees from NC State—a B.A. in business management and a B.A. in Spanish language and literature, both received in 1995, and an M.A. in accounting, which he received in 2003. He also received an international MBA from the University of South Carolina in 2002. Johnston is a lifetime member of the NC State Alumni Association, a member of the W.C. Riddick Lifetime Giving Society and the Varsity Club. He also serves on the Park Scholars Selection Committee. A former NC State swimmer and team captain, he remains active with the men’s swim team community. Johnston created the W. Grant Johnston International Business Endowment in 2005 to provide support for students participating in international programs through the Poole College of Management. Johnston is vice president for asset management at Formation Capital, LLC. He is responsible for the ongoing management of operating company investments, including investor relations, execution of growth strategies and profit optimization. Johnston’s sister, Jan, and his late father, William, both earned degrees at NC State.


Clifton B. “Clif” Knight Jr., Southampton, NY

Clif Knight earned bachelor’s degrees from the Poole College of Management and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in 1969 and 1970, respectively. He also earned a law degree from UNC Chapel Hill in 1974 and his MBA from New York University in 1986. Knight is the executive vice president for legal and business affairs at Bookspan LLC with headquarters in New York City. Together with its sister company, Direct Brands, Bookspan is one of the largest direct-to-consumer distributors of media products in the United States. Knight is a member of the NC State Alumni Association and a charter member of the Lonnie Poole Golf Course. As a student, he served as class president and was also a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. Knight and his wife Raya, live in Southampton, NY and are active in local Long Island philanthropies and charities.


Joy B. Moshakos, Cary, NC

Joy Moshakos graduated summa cum laude with her B.A. in multidisciplinary studies from NC State in 2005. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. Moshakos serves as the vice president of LM Restaurants (LMR), the management company of Carolina Ale House and several other award-winning restaurants in the Southeast, including Bluewater and Oceanic in Wrightsville Beach. Moshakos and her husband, Lou, founded LMR in 1978 and have expanded the company into six states; they founded the Carolina Ale House brand in 1998. In addition, they were named 2014 Restaurateurs of the Year by the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association. Moshakos is a Lifetime Member of the NC State Alumni Association, and a member of the Chancellor’s Circle and the W.C. Riddick Society. She and her husband have three daughters, two of whom are also NC State alumnae.


V. Sherice Nivens, Matthews, NC

Nevins Sherice Nivens received a B.S. in chemistry from NC State in 1998 and an M.S. in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001. At NC State, she was honored with the College of Sciences Medal of Achievement in 2008 and the Alumni Association Outstanding Young Alumna Award in 2012. Nivens is a member of the R.S. Pullen and L.L. Polk lifetime giving societies and a lifetime member of the Alumni Association. She is also a former member of the College of Sciences Alumni Advisory Board. In 2008, Nivens created the Arnater and Viola Nivens Scholarship Endowment, which honors her grandparents and provides scholarship support for academically outstanding undergraduates in the College of Sciences who demonstrate financial need and are members of underrepresented groups. Nivens is the cardiothoracic specialty sales manager for Intuitive Surgical, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced surgical equipment. The company developed the da Vinci Surgical System, a combination of software, hardware and optics that allows doctors to perform robotically aided surgery from a remote console.


Corena Norris-McCluney, Pfafftown, NC

Corena Norris-McCluney received her B.A. in Political Science, with a minor in Africana Studies, from NC State in 1997, and her J.D. from Wake Forest University in 2000. She is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation. She serves on the Board of Directors at Crisis Control Ministries as the immediate past chair and is a former director of Heartstrings Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group and of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina. Norris-McCluney was the 2012 recipient of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Citizen Lawyer Award and was honored as a 2009 “Women in Business” award winner by the Triad Business Journal. In 2007, she was recognized at the 10th Annual Black Achievers in Business and Industry Awards for her volunteer work. Norris-McCluney’s other honors include: Triad Business Journal 40 Leaders Under 40, 2011 Movers & Shakers Award, 2011 Emerging Legal Leader Award, 2012 Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40, 2017 MCCA Rising Star Award, and 2017 Sager Distinguished Speaker Series. Her husband, Kevin, also graduated from NC State. They support programs across campus, including those at CHASS, CALS and the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity. They have two children, one of whom is a current student at NC State.


Stuart Phoenix, Raleigh, NC

Stuart Phoenix received his B.S. in engineering science and mechanics and graduated summa cum laude from NC State in 1976. He received his MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1980. In 2016 through the Fenwick Foundation, the Phoenix family made a five-year commitment to the NC State Engineering Foundation to support the building of Engineering Building IV. In 2006, Phoenix established the Phoenix Summer Outreach Endowment to provide scholarships for economically disadvantaged elementary, middle and high school students enrolled in one of the summer outreach programs sponsored by the College of Engineering. Through the Fenwick Foundation, Stuart Phoenix and his brother, Frank Phoenix, established the Phoenix Engineering Endowed Scholarship in 1999 to provide merit scholarships for undergraduate students in the COE. Mr. Phoenix is a longtime member of the NC State Alumni Association and is a member of the C.W. Dabney Lifetime Giving Society. He is the treasurer of the Fenwick Foundation, a non-profit organization located in North Carolina that benefits philanthropy and volunteerism. Mr. Phoenix is chairman emeritus and managing director for FMI Corporation, Inc. and he and his wife, Tricia, have three children.


Wade Reece, Raleigh, NC

Wade Reece received his B.S. in Business – Agricultural Economics in 1978. He retired as the chairman and CEO of BB&T Insurance Holdings after 37 years with the company. During his career, he served as the Chairman of the Board of the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers and The Institutes. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Horace Mann Educators Corporation, serving on their Customer Experience & Technology, Investment & Finance, and Nominating & Governance committees. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Blue Ridge Conservancy and is actively involved with the North Carolina Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, Preservation North Carolina and the Raleigh Moravian Church. Reece is a member of the NC State Alumni Association and is a dedicated supporter of initiatives across campus, including the Gregg Museum and scholarship programs. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Raleigh.


Brad Remmey, Cornelius, NC

Brad Remmey received his B.A. in history in 1994 from NC State and his MBA from Wake Forest University in 2005. In 2010, Remmey and his wife, Virginia, established the Remmey Family Scholarship Endowment to provide support to junior or senior CHASS students pursuing a degree in history. They also established the Remmey Family Dean’s Scholar Endowment, to assist the Dean in attracting outstanding freshman students to the College of Humanities. He is a former member of the CHASS Dean’s Advisory Board and a current member of the CHASS Campaign Cabinet and the Wolfpack Club. Remmey is a lifetime member of the NC State Alumni Association and a member of the C.W. Dabney Lifetime Giving Society. While a student he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Remmey is the owner of the Superior Industrial Maintenance Company, Inc., and is the founder and managing partner for Hillsborough Street Capital Partners, LLC. He and his wife have three daughters.


Sepi Saidi, Raleigh, NC

Sepi Saidi received her B.S. in biological and agricultural engineering in 1985 and her B.S. in civil engineering in 1993 from NC State. Saidi is a former member of the NC State Board of Visitors and a current member of the NC State Alumni Association. Saidi is a member of NC State’s Institute of Emerging Issues Advisory Board where she is chair of the Policy and Programs Committee. Saidi has also recently been nominated by the department of biological and agricultural engineering for its 2016 CALS Outstanding Alumnus Award. While a student, she enjoyed working in D.H. Hill Library. Saidi is the founder, president and CEO of SEPI Engineering & Construction, Inc., a fully integrated civil engineering, environmental planning and design, surveying and construction management firm founded in 2001. SEPI provides a wide variety of services including roadway design, traffic engineering and operations and environmental remediation. Saidi was named one of the Top CEOs of the Year in 2015 by Triangle Business Journal. Saidi is the mother of two grown children.


Anna C. Sullivan, Mooresville, NC

Anna Sullivan received her B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1983. She is the co-founder and former co-owner of Thomas-Bain Leather, Inc., which specialized in the manufacturing of upholstered and leather furniture. She is also a partner in Sullivan Industrial Properties, LLC. She is a member of the Charles William Dabney Lifetime Giving Society and the NC State Alumni Association. In 2016, she and her husband established the Brad and Anna Sullivan Family Scholarship Endowment, which provides need-based scholarships to students from counties in western North Carolina pursuing a degree in the College of Engineering, College of Textiles, Poole College of Management, or College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She is a longtime member of the Wolfpack Club and avid supporter of all NC State athletics. Her husband, Brad, and their three children are all NC State alumni.


David Thompson, High Point, NC

David S. Thompson received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1984. He is Senior Vice President – Investment Officer at the High Point office of Wells Fargo Advisors. Thompson is a member of the Friends of the ARTS NC State and previously served as chair. He is a lifetime member of the NC State Alumni Association and a member of the W.C. Riddick Society. He has been a member of the Wolfpack Club since 1984. As a student, he was member of Pi Kappa Alpha. In 2017, he created the David S. Thompson Family Endowment for Student Success in support of programs within the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. His girlfriend, Kimberly, daughter, Chandler, and son, Reeves, are all alumni of NC State.

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H.G. “Hans” Warren Jr., Charlotte, NC

Hans Warren received his B.A. in civil engineering construction from NC State in 1984. He is the president of Warco Construction, Inc., a Charlotte, NC-based construction company specializing in sprayed fireproofing and commercial interior construction. Warren currently serves as a member of the Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Industry Advisory Board, having formerly served as a member of its Development Committee. He is also a member of the W. H. Page Society, a lifetime member of the NC State Alumni Association, a charter member of the Lonnie Poole Golf Course and a Wolfpack Club supporter. Warren and his wife, Elizabeth, have four children.


Jeffrey D. Wright, Clyde Hill, WA

wright_1Jeffrey Wright received a B.A. in political science from NC State in 1991. A Naval ROTC student, he went on to serve as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1991 until 1996. Wright, who received an MBA from the University of Southern California in 2004, has held various positions in the investment banking industry, most recently as managing director at H.C. Wainwright & Co. He retired in June 2015. Wright serves on the Poole College of Management Advisory Board and is a lifetime member of the NC State Alumni Association. In February 2015, he established the Jeffrey D. Wright Scholarship Endowment for undergraduates in the Poole College of Management. The merit-based scholarship gives preference to students who serve or have served in the armed forces or are a dependent of a veteran. Wright has three children and is married to Kelly Breslin Wright.


Phil Jones, Raleigh, NC
Honorary Director

Phil Jones received his B.A. in Business Management from NC State in 1981. He is the senior vice president of business development at Legacy Healthcare Services, a Raleigh-based company that provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language pathology and wellness services. He is a member of the NC State Alumni Association and the W.C. Riddick Society. Jones served as president of the University Club Board of Directors during its Bright Future Ahead campaign, which culminated in a celebration of the Club’s fiftieth anniversary in 2015. As a student, he was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, the university band and the “mic man” on the cheerleading team. His father, David; wife, Lori; and daughter, Reagan, all graduated from NC State.


Ellison Lambert, Cary, NC
Student Representative

Ellison Lambert is a senior at NC State pursing her B.S. in parks, recreation and tourism management with a concentration in sustainable tourism. She has held internships throughout her college career with Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina and the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau. Within the College of Natural Resources, Lambert is president of Rho Phi Lambda Honor Society, secretary for the Tourism Management Association, a college ambassador and an undergraduate teaching assistant. She is also the president of Students for University Advancement and is a sister of Sigma Alpha Omega. Lambert is a life-long Wolfpack fan and dreamed of attending NC State since she was in elementary school. Her mother, Kathy Lambert, graduated from NC State with a B.A. in human relations and management and worked for the university in human resources for over 36 years. Lambert is excited to continue to serve NC State after she graduates in May 2019.