Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body for WakeEd Partnership. It is primarily made up of business and community leaders who are deeply involved in public education. To join our Board, contact WakeEd President Keith Poston at (919) 780-5205.


2022-2023 Board of Directors

Seth CarruthersWakeEd Board Chair

Seth Carruthers is a Director of Global Chemical Technology within Parker LORD.  He is responsible for technical teams of chemists, engineers, and material scientists across the US, Asia, and Europe.  The teams innovate new specialty adhesives and coatings for customers around the globe in the markets of electric vehicles, heavy duty transportation, and aerospace.  Seth has been with Parker LORD for 13 years and has enjoyed the field of chemical research & development for over 20 years.

Members (Listed Alphabetically)

Braxton Anthony, Rich Commercial Realty

Richard Averitte, American Cancer Society

Andrew Blackburn, Raleigh Chamber

Emma Browning, Paradox Consulting Partners

Rob Buhler, BAERING

Seth Carruthers, Parker Lord

Cris Charbonneau, Fidelity Investments

Betsy Reade Creech, Kane Realty Corporation

Rene Daughtry, Cisco Systems

Scott Duda, Cherry & Bekaert, LLP

David Ellis, Wake County Manager*

Brad Geiger, Martin Marietta

Gary Greene, Greene Resources, Inc.

Cara Greening, T.A. Loving Company

John Hummel, Sinclair Broadcasting Group

Chad Humphrey, Balfour Beatty

Carey Hunter, Principal Financial Group

Stephanie Jensen, BASF

Teresa Jones, Wake County PTA Council*

Elaine Loyack, Delta Dental of North Carolina

Rod Malone, Tharrington Smith

Scot McAlexander, TowneBank

Catty Moore, Wake County Public School System, Superintendent

Caroline Olson Baker, WCPSS Teacher of the Year*

Michael Perera, IBM

Keith Poston, President of WakeEd Partnership

Will Quick, Brooks Pierce

Marion Robinson, Retired, SECU

Jamie Royster, Lenovo

Steven Slee, Fifth Third Bank

Mary Taylor, WCPSS Assistant Principal of Year*

Chris Torgler, Amazon

Cleon Umphrey, Retired, RDU Airport Authority

Annice Williams, WCPSS Principal of the Year*

*Denotes Ex-Officio Non-Voting Member

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  Raleigh, NC 27609 | (919) 821-7609

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