Board of Directors

Bud Gross – TreasurerBud Gross _Chairman
Virginia Tech, BS Ceramic Engineering ‘63
US Army Reserve 1963-1969,
Active duty 1964-1967), 1st Lt, Vietnam Veteran
IBM 1967-2000; IT Director SEBTS 2000-2001
North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Inc – Treasurer 1995- Present
Member Gideons International, Officer of local camp.

 

Don ComerDon Comer – Vice Chairman
Georgia Southern University – B.S.
United States Navy, Seabees
Chief Executive Officer, Bobbitt Design-Build, Inc., General Contractors
Chairman, Butler Buildings Advisory Council
Employees Stock Ownership Plan Association
Board of Directors, Raffles Insurance, Ltd.
Employees Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Association

 

Peter D. VorenkampPeter D. Vorenkamp – Secretary
Duke University, MBA General Management
Nicholls State University, B.S. Engineering Technology
GAP Marketing Group; President/Managing Operations Partner 2009-Present
Rackspace, VP Managed Operation 2007-2008
Hewlett Packard 1986-2007
Board Member, Veterans Leadership Council of North Carolina
Advisory Board Member, Cal Poly Graphic Communication

 

Marilyn AvilaMarilyn Avila
Georgia Southern University, BS, Chemistry
Deputy Majority Leader, NC General Assembly
Director of Administration, John Locke
Foundation, 1995-2006
Owner, Womack & Avila, Inc. 1979-1990
Chemist, Hanes Hosiery, Inc. 1975-79

 

Michael DigiuseppeMichael Digiuseppe
West Virginia University, BSBA, Finance
Vice President of Sales, Teleflex, Inc. 2010 – Present
Sales Rep, Sales Manager, Johnson & Johnson 1999-2010
Merrill Lynch and MBNA America Bank 1993-1999
Student Mentor, NC State University
Long Bow Council Member, Triangle Y Guides
Volunteer Coach, Capital City Wrestling Club

 

Heather LosurdoHeather Losurdo
U.S. Air Force 1993-95
Real Estate Broker, Coldwell Banker
Real Estate Broker, Re/Max One, 2012-2014
District Manager, Arbonne International 2004-09
Regional Account Manager, Small Business
First Union National Bank, Charlotte, NC 1996-98

 

 

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