Board of Advisors

The Center for Banking and Finance’s Board of Advisors is comprised of banking industry leaders who provide guidance, recommendations and feedback to assist the center with its mission.

Steering Committee

David Line Batty
Chapman and Cutler LLP, Charlotte

Lissa L. Broome
UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill

Beth S. DeSimone
CenterState Bank, N.A., Winter Haven, FL

Todd H. Eveson
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh

David Freeman
Arnold & Porter, Washington DC

Leonard H. Gilbert
Holland & Knight LLP, Tampa

Pamela P. Hutson
U.S. Bank National Association, Charlotte

Jacob A. Lutz III
Troutman Sanders LLP, Richmond

Thomas Walls
UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill

Board Members

  • Cybil J. Abrao
    Burr Forman McNair, Charlotte
  • Geoffrey W. Adams
    Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP, Raleigh
  • B.T. Atkinson
    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Charlotte
  • Nathan Batts
    North Carolina Bankers Association, Raleigh
  • David T. Bloom
    Truist Financial Corporation, Atlanta
  • Brooks F. Bossong
    Nexsen Pruet, Greensboro
  • Martin H. Brinkley
    UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill
  • Gary R. Bronstein
    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Washington, DC
  • David J. Burge
    Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP, Atlanta
  • Michael D. Calhoun
    Center for Responsible Lending, Durham
  • Scott A. Cammarn
    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Charlotte
  • Erin Catlett
    UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill
  • Mark Chorazak
    Shearman & Sterling, New York
  • Scott M.A. Clark
    Piper Sandler, New York
  • H. Rodgin Cohen
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York
  • V. Gerard Comizio
    Washington College of Law American University, Washington, DC
  • Amy Cook
    USAA, San Antonio, TX
  • Brian F. Corbett
    Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh
  • Robert A. Cox Jr.
    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Charlotte
  • Lauren Davis
    UNC School of Law
  • Paul S. Donohue
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Charlotte
  • John Douglas
    TIAA, New York
  • Kieran J. Fallon
    The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Washington, DC
  • Adam Feibelman
    Tulane University Law School, New Orleans
  • Paolo Fulghieri
    Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill
  • John R. Gardner
    K&L Gates LLP, Raleigh
  • Thomas L. Hazen
    UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill
  • J. Richard Hazlett
    Moore & Van Allen, PLLC, Charlotte
  • James T. Hedrick, Jr.
    McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte
  • Frank A. Hirsch, Jr.
    Alston & Bird LLP, Raleigh
  • Carol A. Hitselberger
    Mayer Brown LLP, Charlotte
  • Gerald P. Hurst
    RBC Bank (Georgia), N.A., Raleigh
  • Robert J. Johnson Jr.
    USAA, Winston⁠-⁠Salem
  • Kenneth C. Johnston
    Johnston Clem Gifford, Dallas
  • Mark C. Kanaly
    Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta
  • Lawrence D. Kaplan
    Paul Hastings, Washington, DC
  • Satish M. Kini
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Washington, DC
  • William R. Lathan
    Ward and Smith, PA, New Bern
  • Christopher E. Leon
    Retired, Womble Bond Dickinson, Winston⁠-⁠Salem
  • Andrew Lopez
    Parker Poe, Charlotte
  • Jerry W. Markham
    Florida International University, Miami
  • Kathy C. McKinney
    Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A., Greenville
    Gary McNorrill
    Performance Trust, Charlotte
  • Kenneth L. Miller
    Bank of America, Charlotte
  • Anita Minicucci
    Credit Suisse, Research Triangle Park
  • David Monteiro
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Dallas
  • Glenn Morrical
    Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland
  • Michael Nedzbala
    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Richmond
  • Edward P. O’Keefe
    Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte
  • Saule Omarova
    Cornell Law School, Ithaca
  • Reginald T. O’Shields
    Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta
  • Elizabeth Ostendorf
    First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company, Raleigh
  • Stephen D. Poe
    Bell, Davis & Pitt, PA, Winston⁠-⁠Salem
  • Henry H. Ralston
    Robinson Bradshaw, Charlotte
  • Christina B. Rissler
    Eversheds Sutherland, Atlanta
  • Patricia A. Robinson
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York
  • Alex Russell
    Deutsche Bank, New York
  • Gordon B. Russell
    Kane Russell Coleman & Logan, Dallas
  • Margot F. Saunders
    National Consumer Law Center, Washington, DC
  • Scott Schaaf
    Womble Bond Dickinson, Greensboro
  • John Schramm
    Janney Montgomery Scott, Raleigh
  • Michael Shumaker
    Truist Financial Corporation, Atlanta
  • Robert A. Singer
    Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey, & Leonard LLP, Greensboro 
  • Karol K. Sparks
    Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP, Chicago
  • Eric Spitler
    Retired, FDIC, Chapel Hill
  • John Stoker
    Wells Fargo & Company, Charlotte
  • Ralph N. Strayhorn
    Cape Point Advisory Partners, LLC, Charlotte
  • Margaret E. Tayher
    Davis Polk, New York
  • Devon Tucker
    UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill
  • Michael L. Urschel
    King & Spalding, Atlanta
  • William J. Wagner
    Raymond James & Associates, Raleigh
  • William J. Walsh
    Fifth Third Bank, Charlotte
  • Michael D. Waters
    Jones Walker LLP, Birmingham
  • Camden R. Webb
    Williams Mullen, Raleigh
  • Lisa White
    Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • K. Elizabeth Whitehead
    American Savings Bank, Honolulu
  • Amy P. Williams
    Troutman Sanders LLP, Charlotte
  • Danielle Williams
    Winston & Strawn LLP, Charlotte
  • Patrick J. Yingling
    King & Spalding, Charlotte

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Emeritus Board Members

  • Tracy Calder
    Retired, LPL Financial, Charlotte
  • Marion A. Cowell
    Retired, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Charlotte
  • J. Thomas Dunn, Jr.
    Retired, Moore & Van Allen, PLLC, Charlotte
  • Tony Gaeta
    Retired, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh
  • Jerone C. Herring
    Retired, BB&T, Montreat
  • Jewell D. Hoover
    Retired, Hoover and Associates, LLC, Charlotte
  • Eugene M. Katz
    Retired, Wells Fargo & Company, Charlotte
  • Donald C. Lampe
    Retired, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Washington, DC
  • Lisa McDougald
    Retired, Truist Financial Corporation, Winston-Salem
  • Paul J. Polking
    Retired, Bank of America, Charlotte
  • M. Patricia Oliver
    Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland
  • Paul L. Reynolds
    Retired, Fifth Third Bancorp, Cincinnati
  • Joseph A. Smith, Jr.
    Retired, Global Financial Markets Center, Duke Law School, Raleigh
  • Paul H. Stock
    Retired, North Carolina Bankers Association, Raleigh

The Center for Banking and Finance Leadership Award

This award recognizes extraordinary service to the center and its mission as well as exemplary contributions to the financial services industry by a member of the board of advisors. Previous winners include:

Eugene “Gene” M. Katz (2017)
Tony Gaeta, Jr. (2015)
Paul H. Stock (2011)
Marion A. Cowell, Jr. (2004)
Jerone C. Herring (2004)
Paul J. Polking (2004)