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

Lucy Bartholomew
Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC

David T. Bloom
Truist Financial Corporation, Atlanta

Lissa L. Broome
UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill

Todd H. Eveson ’00
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP, Raleigh

David Freeman
Arnold & Porter, Washington DC

Adam Gillette (’23)
UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill

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

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

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

Margaret E. Tahyar
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, New York

Board Members

  • Cybil J. Abrao ’06
    Burr & Forman LLP, Charlotte
  • Geoffrey W. Adams
    Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP, Raleigh
  • Amanda K. Allexon
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen& Katz, New York
  • B.T. Atkinson ’92
    Ward and Smith, P.A., Wilmington, NC
  • 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
  • Emily Cooke ’22
    UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill
  • Brian F. Corbett
    Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh
  • Beth S. DeSimone
    SouthState Bank, N.A., Winter Haven
  • Paul S. Donohue
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Charlotte
  • John Douglas
    TIAA, New York
  • Christopher Duerden
    Dechert LLP, Charlotte
  • Adam T. Duke ’09
    Bell, Davis & Pitt PA, Winston-Salem
  • Adam Feibelman
    Tulane University Law School, New Orleans
  • 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
  • Seth Huffstetler
    Robinson Bradshaw, Charlotte

    Briana Johnson ’22
    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
  • Jennifer P. Knox
    Wells Fargo & Company, Charlotte

    William R. Lathan ’75
    Ward and Smith, PA, New Bern
  • Andrew F. Lopez
    Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Charlotte

    Jerry W. Markham
    Florida International University, Miami
  • Matt Martin ’04
    First Citizens, Raleigh

    Michael Mascia
    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Charlotte
  • Asha Mccorvey (’23)
    UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill
  • 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
  • Ursula Pfeil
    The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Washington
  • Eric M. Reilly
    Mayer Brown LLP, Charlotte

    Christina B. Rissler
    Eversheds Sutherland, Atlanta
  • Alex Russell
    GMO-Z.com Trust Company, 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
     
    Frederick “Fritz” T. Smith 
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Charlotte
  • Karol K. Sparks
    Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP, Chicago
  • Eric Spitler ’85
    Retired, FINRA and FDIC, Chapel Hill
  • Philip R. Stein
    Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP, Miami
  • Seth Stern
    Signature Bank, New York
  • Ralph N. Strayhorn ’81
    New Republic Partners, Charlotte
  • Michael L. Urschel ’07
    King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta
  • Joseph Vitale
    Fried Frank, New York
  • 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, Charlotte
  • K. Elizabeth Whitehead
    American Savings Bank, Honolulu
  • Amy P. Williams
    Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, Charlotte
  • Danielle Williams
    Winston & Strawn LLP, Charlotte
  • Seth Winter
    Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, Richmond
  • Patrick J. Yingling
    King & Spalding, Charlotte

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
  • Christopher Leon
    Retired, Womble Bond Dickinson, Winston-Salem
  • Lisa McDougald ’85
    Retired, Truist Financial Corporation, Winston-Salem
  • M. Patricia Oliver
    Retired, Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland
  • Paul J. Polking
    Retired, Bank of America, Charlotte
  • Paul L. Reynolds
    Retired, Fifth Third Bancorp, Cincinnati
  • Patricia A. Robinson
    Retired, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, New York
  • 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)