Board of Directors

Joseph Pirozzi- Chairman of the Board
St. Peters College, BA in Mgmt, ’72; Fordham University, MBA ‘75
NJ Army National Guard 1966-1972
Retired from Eaton Corp 2008; Director of Sales, Global Accounts
NCSU College of Management, Full Time Lecturer 2008- Present

Michael Strange – Vice-Chair
Central Carolina Tech ‘98
USMC 1992-1996
XS, Inc – IT Team Leader, IT Consulting

Elree T. Smith – Chairman Emeritus
US Army 1961-1981; Sgt1st Class, 5th Special Forces Group, Vietnam Veteran
North Carolina State Government 1981-2001
Awarded North Carolina’s “Order of the Long Leaf Pine” 10/03
Past President; Wake County Council of Veterans Organizations
Past State Commander; Department of North Carolina Veterans of Foreign Wars
Past Commander; North Carolina Veterans Council
Commissioner on the North Carolina Veterans Affairs Commission
Board of Directors; Friends of the North Carolina State Veterans Homes
Board of Directors; Wake County Council of Veterans Organizations

Peter D. Vorenkamp – Secretary
Nicholls State University, B.S. Engineering Technology
Duke University, MBA General Management, Executive Education
Harvard University Executive Education
GAP Marketing Group; President/Managing Operations Partner 2009-Present
Rackspace, VP Managed Operation 2007-2008
Hewlett Packard 1996-2007

Vernon Carl (Bud) Gross – Treasurer
Virginia Tech, BS Ceramic Engineering ‘63
US Army Reserve 1963-1969 1st Lieutenant, Vietnam Veteran
IBM 1967-2000
Vietnam Veterans of America, NC- Treasurer 1995- Present
Member Gideons International