|Four new members join UNC School of Government Foundation|
|Wednesday, July 21, 2010|
The Foundation Board for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government has elected four new members, each of whom will serve a three-year term.
Kenneth “Lee” Carter is vice president and partner of Capital Management of the Carolinas LLC in Raleigh. Carter is currently an adjunct volunteer faculty member for the School of Government.
Curtis Clark is IBM Corp.’s global director for regional and local government. He has held various executive roles for IBM, and he has served as executive director of the N.C. State Government Performance Audit for the General Assembly and as deputy state controller for Information Resources Management. He is an adjunct volunteer instructor for the Center for Public Technology at the School of Government.
Franklin Freeman is a senior vice president and partner with McGuire Woods in Raleigh. Previously, he was senior assistant for governmental affairs to Gov. Mike Easley. He has been an assistant district attorney, director of the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts, secretary of the N.C. Department of Correction, chief of staff and legislative counsel to Gov. James B. Hunt, and associate justice of the N.C. Supreme Court. He has been president of the N.C. Supreme Court Historical Society and has served on the boards of directors of Hospice of Wake County and UNC Law School Alumni Association.
Emily Williamson serves on the Hildebran Town Council and is vice president of student development at Western Piedmont Community College. Her position includes serving as executive director of the Western Piedmont Foundation. She works with several economic development organizations, including the Burke Partnership for Economic Development and the Western Piedmont Workforce Development Board. She is a recipient of UNC-Chapel Hill’s 2009 Distinguished Young Alumni Award.
The School of Government Foundation was established in 1996 to strengthen the private support necessary to conduct the School’s statewide programs, projects, and operations. Besides annual city and county membership dues, the foundation accepts gifts from individuals, businesses, foundations, and associations throughout North Carolina.