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 T. Bloom
Truist Financial Corporation, Atlanta

Lissa L. Broome
UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill

Emily Cooke ’22*
UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill

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

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

David Freeman
Arnold & Porter, Washington DC

Gerald P. Hurst
RBC Bank, N.A., Raleigh

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

Jacob A. Lutz III
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, Richmond

Edward P. O’Keefe
Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Charlotte

Board Members

  • Cybil J. Abrao ’06
    Burr & Forman LLP, Charlotte
  • Geoffrey W. Adams
    Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP, Raleigh
  • B.T. Atkinson ’92
    Ward and Smith, P.A., Wilmington, NC
  • Lucy Bartholomew
    Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC
  • Nathan Batts
    North Carolina Bankers Association, Raleigh
  • David Line Batty
    Chapman and Cutler LLP, Charlotte
  • Brooks F. Bossong
    Nexsen Pruet, Greensboro
  • Martin H. Brinkley ’92
    UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill
  • Gary R. Bronstein
    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Washington, DC
  • David J. Burge ’85
    Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP, Atlanta
  • Michael D. Calhoun ’77
    Center for Responsible Lending, Durham
  • Mark Chorazak
    Shearman & Sterling, New York
  • Scott M.A. Clark
    Piper Sandler & Co., 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
  • Lauren Davis ’21
    UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill
  • 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
  • Jessica Forbes
    Fried Frank, New York
  • John R. Gardner
    K&L Gates LLP, Raleigh
  • Eric Ghysels
    UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill
  • Leonard H. Gilbert
    Holland & Knight LLP, Tampa
  • Mark S. Hartman
    Davis Hartman Wright PLLC, New Bern, NC
  • Thomas L. Hazen
    UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill
  • J. Richard Hazlett ’80
    Moore & Van Allen, PLLC, Charlotte
  • James T. Hedrick, Jr.
    McGuireWoods LLP, Charlotte
  • Frank A. Hirsch, Jr.
    Kaufman & Canoles, Raleigh
  • Carol A. Hitselberger
    Mayer Brown LLP, Charlotte
  • Briana Johnson
    UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill
  • 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 ’75
    Ward and Smith, PA, New Bern
  • Jennifer Knox
    Wells Fargo & Company, Charlotte
  • Andrew F. Lopez
    Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Charlotte
  • Jerry W. Markham
    Florida International University, Miami
  • Matt Martin ’04
    First Citizens, Raleigh
  • Gary McNorrill
    Performance Trust, Charlotte
  • Daniel Meade
    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Washington, DC
  • Kenneth L. Miller
    Bank of America, Charlotte
  • Anita Minicucci
    Credit Suisse, Research Triangle Park
  • David I. Monteiro
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Dallas
  • Glenn Morrical
    Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland
  • Michael Nedzbala ’87
    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Richmond
  • Brandon Neuman
    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Raleigh
  • Saule Omarova
    Cornell Law School, Ithaca
  • Reginald T. O’Shields
    Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta
  • Elizabeth Ostendorf
    Butler Snow LLP, Montgomery, AL
  • Stephen D. Poe ’76
    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
  • Scott Schaaf ’02
    Womble Bond Dickinson, Greensboro
  • John Schramm
    Janney Montgomery Scott, Raleigh
  • Meg Scoopmire
    Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd P.A., Greenville
  • Michael Shumaker ’07
    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 ’85
    Retired, FINRA and FDIC, Chapel Hill
  • Seth Stern
    Signature Bank, New York
  • Ralph N. Strayhorn ’81
    New Republic Partners, Charlotte
  • Margaret E. Tayhar
    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, New York
  • Michael L. Urschel ’07
    King & Spalding LLP, 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 ’95
    Williams Mullen, Raleigh
  • Lisa A. White
    Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • K. Elizabeth Whitehead
    American Savings Bank, Honolulu
  • Amy P. Williams
    Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, Charlotte
  • Danielle Williams
    Winston & Strawn LLP, Charlotte
  • Patrick J. Yingling
    King & Spalding, Charlotte
  • Thomas Walls ’21
    UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill

Emeritus Board Members

  • Tracy Calder ’84
    Retired, LPL Financial, Charlotte
  • Marion A. Cowell ’64
    Retired, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Charlotte
  • J. Thomas Dunn, Jr. ’68
    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 ’85
    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 ’74
    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:

Joseph A. Smith, Jr. (2021)
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)