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

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

Jacob A. Lutz III
Troutman Sanders LLP, Richmond

M. Patricia Oliver
Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland

Michael Shumaker
SunTrust Banks, Inc., Atlanta

Leonard H. Gilbert
Holland & Knight LLP, Tampa

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
    SunTrust Banks, Inc., 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
  • James R. Bryant, III
    Kingstree Group, Charlotte
  • David J. Burge
    Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP, Atlanta
  • Tracy Calder
    LPL Financial, Charlotte
  • 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
    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, New York
  • Scott M.A. Clark
    Sandler O’Neill + Partners, LP, New York
  • H. Rodgin Cohen
    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York
  • V. Gerard Comizio
    Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Washington, DC
  • Brian F. Corbett
    Poyner Spruill LLP, Raleigh
  • Paul S. Donohue
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Charlotte
  • John Douglas
    TIAA, Washington, DC
  • Kieran J. Fallon
    The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Washington, DC
  • Adam Feibelman
    Tulane University Law School, New Orleans
  • Rebecca Floyd
    Mayer Brown, Charlotte
  • David Freeman
    Arnold & Porter, Washington DC
  • 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
  • Phillip D. Huber, CFA
    The Hutchison Company, Durham
  • Gerald P. Hurst
    RBC Bank (Georgia), N.A., Raleigh
  • Ariana L. Johnson
    UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill
  • Robert J. Johnson, Jr.
    BB&T, Winston-Salem
  • Kenneth C. Johnston
    Johnson Pratt PLLC, Dallas
  • Mark C. Kanaly
    Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta
  • Lawrence D. Kaplan
    Paul Hastings, Washington, DC
  • Satish M. Kini
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Washington, DC
  • Donald C. Lampe
    Morrison & Forester LLP, Washington, DC
  • William R. Lathan
    Ward and Smith, PA, New Bern
  • Christopher E. Leon
    Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, Winston-Salem
  • Vincent M. Lichtenberger
    Capital Bank Financial Corp., Charlotte
  • Andrew Lopez
    Parker Poe, Charlotte
  • Gary McNorrill
    Banks Street Partners, Charlotte
  • Jerry W. Markham
    Florida International University, Miami
  • Lisa McDougald
    BB&T, Winston-Salem
  • Kenneth L. Miller
    Bank of America, Charlotte
  • Anita Minicucci
    Credit Suisse, Research Triangle Park
  • David Monteiro
    Morgan Lewis LLP, Dallas
  • Michael Nedzbala
    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Charlotte
  • 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
  • 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
  • John Schramm
    FIG Partners, Atlanta
  • Brenna A. Sheffield
    Troutman Sanders LLP, Atlanta
  • Robert A. Singer
    Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey, & Leonard LLP, Greensboro
  • Joseph A. Smith, Jr.
    Joseph A. Smith, Jr. Monitoring Ltd., Raleigh
  • Karol K. Sparks
    Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP, Chicago
  • Eric Spitler
    FINRA, Washington, DC
  • John Stoker
    Wells Fargo & Company, Charlotte
  • Ralph N. Strayhorn
    Cape Point Advisory Partners, LLC, Charlotte
  • Margaret E. Tayher
    Davis Polk, New York
  • Luke Thomas
    UNC Law, Chapel Hill
  • Devon Tucker
    UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill
  • Michael L. Urschel
    King & Spalding, Atlanta
  • William J. Wagner
    Raymond James & Associates, Raleigh
  • Michael D. Waters
    Jones Walker LLP, Birmingham
  • Camden R. Webb
    Williams Mullen, Raleigh
  • 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

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)