Business Advisory Council

BAC Mission

The Business Advisory Council is composed of businessmen and women 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.


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J. Cantey Alexander IIIJ. Cantey Alexander III '86
President - Triad Region
Winston-Salem, NC
Don BaileyDon Bailey '88
Principal, Financial Services Advisory
Grant Thornton LLP
Charlotte, NC
Ryan BolickRyan Bolick '01
Vice President, Business Improvement
Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
H. Edward Boyles, Jr.H. Edward Boyles Jr.
BAC Chairman
Managing Director
Wells Fargo Securities
Charlotte, NC
Steve CampSteve Camp '68
President & CEO - Retired
Midlands Convention Center Authority
Charlotte, NC
Marshall A. CroomMarshall A. Croom '86
Chief Financial Officer - Retired
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Mooresville, NC
Brian DalgettyBrian Dalgetty
IoT Industry Offerings Leader
IBM Watson IoT Business Unit
Cary, NC
Richard FinlayRichard Finlay
Partner - Retired
Conyers, Dill & Pearman
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Patrick GetzenPatrick Getzen
SVP, Chief Data and Analytics Officer
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of NC
Durham, NC
Benjamin HamrickBenjamin Hamrick '82
Chief Executive Officer
Johnson Price Sprinkle PA
Asheville, NC

Helen HollifieldHelen Hollifield '87
Tax Partner
Deloitte & Touche
Charlotte, NC
Thomas H. Hudspeth, Jr.Thomas H. Hudspeth Jr. '82, '83
Atlanta, GA
Doug JohnsonDoug Johnson '77
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
Blue Ridge Energy
Lenoir, NC
Beth MonaghanBeth Monaghan '82
Founder and CEO - Retired
Monaghan Group
Charlotte, NC
Bo MossSamuel (Bo) Moss
Litigation Associate
McNair Law Firm, PA
Charlotte, NC
Phillip OstwaltPhillip Ostwalt '83
BAC Vice Chairman

D.L. Phillips Investment Builders
Atlanta, GA
Amy RumfordAmy Rumford
Vice President
Supply Chain Operations Service Excellence and Analytics
Advance Auto Parts
Raleigh, NC
Jack Sheffield Jr.

Jack Sheffield Jr.
Managing Director
Winston-Salem, NC

Hayes SmithHayes Smith '82
Managing Partner
Second Creek Development Company
Salisbury, NC
Gerry SmithGerry Smith '70
First VP Investments - Retired
Smith Barney
Vilas, NC
Richard G. SparksRichard G. Sparks '76, '78
President & CEO - Retired
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System
Boone, NC
Jill SparksJill Sparks '91, '96
Executive Director
Small Business Center and Business Incubation
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville, NC
Richard StroupeRichard Stroupe '98
Founder and Managing Principal
Crimson Holdings, LLC
Leesburg, Virginia
David ThompsonDavid Thompson
General Partner & CFO - Retired
WEDGE Capital Management, LLP
Charlotte, NC
Joseph TowellJoseph Towell '74, '78
CEO - Retired
Yadkin Bank
Mocksville, NC


Members Emeriti

W. Winfield Beroth
W. Winfield Beroth '65
Beroth Oil/4 Brothers Stores
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
William S. CreekmuirWilliam S. CreekmuirExecutive VP & CFOSimmons CompanyAtlanta, Georgia
Robert G. DarstRobert G. Darst
Burlington Industries, Inc.
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Robin H. GagnonRobin H. Gagnon '82, '95
We Sell Restaurants
Marietta, Georgiaa
James E. HarrisJames E. Harris '84
Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Charlotte, North Carolina
William R. HollandWilliam R. Holland
EnPro Industries, Inc.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Scott K. LampeScott K. Lampe '94
Hendrick Motorsports
Charlotte, North Carolina
Charles V. MurrayCharles V. Murray '87
Murray Supply Company
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Jeffrey A. ShepardJeffrey A. Shepard
Retired CEO
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Frank H. Skidmore, Jr.Frank H. Skidmore, Jr.
Retired IBM Global Services
Managing Partner
Durham, North Carolina
Mike SteinbackMike Steinback
Stonebridge Partner
Asheville, North Carolina
G.A. SywassinkG.A. Sywassink '94
Chairman & CEO
Standard Holding Corporation
Charlotte, North Carolina
Allan SingerAllan Singer
McNair Law Firm, PA
Charlotte, North Carolina