Board of Directors

Don ComerDon Comer – 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


V. Lane Wharton, Jr. – Vice Chairman
JD, University of Chicago Law School
BS, Louisiana-Lafayette University
US Marine Corps Reserves
Has practiced law before NC Supreme Court,
US Court of Appeals, NC Court of Appeals
Board of Directors, NC Pottery Center
Board of Directors, NC Community Food Bank


Chris JudyChris Judy – Treasurer
East Carolina University, BSBA, Accounting
Managing Partner, Thomas, Judy & Tucker, P.A.
Member, American Institute of CPAs
Member, North Carolina Association of CPAs
Director, Triangle Area Chapter, American Red Cross
Trustee, Raleigh-Wake Leadership Foundation
Founding Member, Raleigh Young Entrepreneurs Organization


Heather 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


John Constance
George Washington University, MS in Public Admin.
College of William and Mary, BA in Government
Management Consultant, Exec. Service Corps of the Triangle, 2013-16
Job Skills Instructor, StepUp Ministry 2012-Present
Director, Gov’t Relations & Public Affairs, Legal Services Corp. 2007-12
Director, Cong. Relations & Public Affairs, Nat’l Archives, 1993-2007
Director of Policy, National Archives, 1985-1993


Col. David HaydenCol. David Hayden
U.S. Military Academy – BS, Engineering
NC State University, MBA
University of Texas School of Law, J.D.
Judge Advocate Generals Corps
Engineering Company Commander, Ft. Bragg
Deployed to Afghanistan, 2002-03
Federal Prosecutor
Practicing attorney, Smith Anderson, Raleigh


Tim BerryTim Berry
Emory and Henry College; BA in Economics
United States Army Reserves
Senior Consultant, Credit Risk Management; Raleigh, NC
Market President, SouthTrust Bank; Raleigh, NC
Senior Credit Officer, SouthTrust Bank; Birmingham, AL
President of the Roanoke Valley Arts Council
President of Emory and Henry College Alumni Association


Rick RountreeRick Rountree
University of Georgia – BS,
Grady College of Journalism
Founder and President, Rountree Communications
Senior Warden, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
Spent 20 years in international corporate communications
Former newspaper reporter and editor in
Atlanta, Macon and Augusta, GA


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