Business Advisory Council

BAC Mission

The Business Advisory Council is composed of business professionals who meet twice a year to advise Walker College administrators on matters relating to the needs of the business community. Opportunities are provided for students to interact with council members when they are on campus.

"The basic purpose of the Business Advisory Council shall be to assist in the planning, evaluation, and strengthening of the programs of the John A. Walker College of Business."
— from the BAC By-Laws 

Current council members represent a wide spectrum of the business community including professionals in accounting, manufacturing, retail, home furnishings, advertising, banking, management consulting, law, and health care.

By-Laws

Read online or download the PDF (12KB)

Members

Don Bailey '88

Don Bailey '88

Owner
Sani-Chem
Clearwater, FL
Ryan Bolick '01

Ryan Bolick '01

Vice President, Business Improvement
Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
Edward Boyles Jr.

H. Edward Boyles Jr.

Managing Director
Wells Fargo Securities
Charlotte, NC
Marshall Croom '86

Marshall Croom '86

Chief Financial Officer - Retired
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Durham, NC
Christy Holden '99

Christy Holden '99

Senior Managing Director, Head of Business Strategy
Nuveen Equities and Fixed Income
Charlotte, NC
Thomas H. Hudspeth Jr. '82, '83

Thomas H. Hudspeth Jr. '82, '83

Partner - Retired
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Atlanta, GA
Doug Johnson '77

Doug Johnson '77

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
Blue Ridge Energy
Lenoir, NC
Jeff Mick

Jeff Mick

President & CEO
MickAdvisors LLC
Jefferson, NC
Phillip Ostwalt '83

Phillip Ostwalt '83

BAC Chair
President
D.L. Phillips Investment Builders
Rick Redden '91

Rick Redden '91

President, Atlantic Region - Retired
Wells Fargo & Company
Charlotte, NC
Stacy Reedy '06, '07

Stacy Reedy '06, '07

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
North State Bank
Raleigh, NC
Amy S. Rumford

Amy S. Rumford

BAC Vice Chair
Vice President, Global Services
ChannelAdvisor
Jack Sheffield Jr.

Jack Sheffield Jr.

Managing Director
Alex.Brown
Winston-Salem, NC
Gerry Smith '70

Gerry Smith '70

First VP Investments - Retired
Smith Barney
Vilas, NC
Richard G. Sparks '76, '78

Richard G. Sparks '76, '78

President & CEO - Retired
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System
Boone, NC
Jill Sparks '91, '96

Jill Sparks '91, '96

Executive Director
Small Business Center and Business Incubation
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
David Thompson

David Thompson

General Partner & CFO - Retired
WEDGE Capital Management, LLP
Charlotte, NC
Brad Walser '99

Brad Walser '99

Owner/President
Walser Technology Group, Inc.
Salisbury, NC

Members Emeriti

W. Winfield Beroth '65

W. Winfield Beroth '65

President - retired
Beroth Oil/4 Brothers Stores
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
William S. Creekmuir

William S. Creekmuir

President
Pinnacle Search Partners, LLC
Atlanta, Georgia
Robert G. Darst

Robert G. Darst

Retired
Burlington Industries, Inc.
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Robin H. Gagnon '82, '95

Robin H. Gagnon '82, '95

Co-Founder
We Sell Restaurants
Marietta, Georgia
James E. Harris '84

James E. Harris '84

CFO
SPX
Charlotte, North Carolina
Helen Hollifield '87

Helen Hollifield '87

Tax Partner
Deloitte & Touche
Charlotte, NC
Scott K. Lampe '94

Scott K. Lampe '94

CFO
Pamlico Air
Charlotte, North Carolina
Charles V. Murray '87

Charles V. Murray '87

President - retired
Murray Supply Company
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Jeffrey A. Shepard

Jeffrey A. Shepard

Retired CEO
Footstar
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Allan Singer

Allan Singer

Manager - retired
McNair Law Firm, PA
Charlotte, North Carolina
Frank H. Skidmore, Jr.

Frank H. Skidmore, Jr.

Retired Managing Partner
IBM Global Services
Durham, North Carolina
Mike Steinback

Mike Steinback

Managing Partner
Stonebridge Partners
Asheville, North Carolina
G.A. Sywassink '94

G.A. Sywassink '94

Chairman
Standard Holding Corporation
Charlotte, North Carolina