Leadership Council

WakeEd’s Leadership Council provides guidance and strategic input to the Board of Directors. While it is primarily an advisory body, the Leadership Council is made up of members who are deeply involved in public education. Many members began their work with WakeEd on our Board of Directors.


2022-23 Leadership Council

Seth Carruthers, Parker Lord | 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)

Chris Bell, Truist

Gordon Brown, Alfred Williams & Company

Tim Clancy, Clancy & Theys Construction Company

Marty Clayton, Duke Energy

Dick Daugherty, IBM, Retired

Sandy Fain, News & Observer, Retired

Ben Goldstein. CAPTRUST Financial Advisors

Roddy Jones, Davidson and Jones Corporation

John Mabe, Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

Lindsay Mahaffey, Wake County Board of Education, Chair

James Maynard, Investors Management Corporation

Caroline McCullen, Retired, SAS

Tom Oxholm, Wake Stone Corporation

Virginia Parker, Bank of America

Keith Poston, WakeEd Partnership President

Shinica Thomas, Wake County Board of Commissioners

Richard Urquhart, Retired, Investors Management Corporation

J. Blount Williams, Alfred Williams & Company

G. Smedes York, York Properties/McDonald York

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