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 US Supreme Court,
US Court of Appeals, NC Court of Appeals
Board of Directors, NC Pottery Center
Board of Directors, NC Community Food Bank


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


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


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