The Partnership's Leadership Council, formerly known as the Board of Trustees, provides guidance and advice to the Board of Directors. While it is primarily an advisory body, the Leadership Council is made up of members who are often deeply involved in public education. Many of the members began their work with the Partnership as directors.

The Leadership Council meets semi-annually. Its formal role is defined in the Partnership's by-laws.

2013-2014 Leadership Council

Roddy Jones
Chair, Gary Greene
Greene Resources


Tim Clancy, Clancy & Theys Construction
Frank Daniels Jr., The Josephus Group, LLC
Dick Daugherty, IBM, retired
Dudley Flood, Education Consultant
Lynne Garrison, NC New Schools Project
Patti Gillenwater, Elinvar
Ben Goldstein, CAPTRUST Financial Advisors
Ann B. Goodnight, SAS
William "Dub" Graham Jr., Hunton & Williams, retired
Bob Hatley, Paragon Bank
John Jernigan, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP
Roddy Jones, Davidson & Jones Corporation
John Mabe, Nexsen Pruet, PLLC
James Maynard, Investors Management Corporation
Tom Oxholm, Wake Stone Corporation
Virginia Parker, Divers Alert Network
Kenneth Reece, First Tennessee Bank
Harvey Schmitt, Greater Raleigh Chamber
Jay Silver, Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, LLP
Wade Smith, Tharrington Smith, LLP
Blount Williams, Alfred Williams & Company
G. Smedes York, York Properties, Inc/McDonald York Building Company
Ex-Officio Council Members
Joe Bryan, Wake County Commission
Christine Kushner, Wake Board of Education
Steve Parrott, Wake Education Partnership President