BAB Members

Business Advisory Board (BAB) Members

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    ABB is a multinational corporation headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, operating mainly in robotics and the power and automation technology areas. It ranked 158th in the Forbes. 

    Suzanne Walden

    Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients.
    Pam Townsend

    SAS is a software suite developed by SAS Institute for advanced analytics, business intelligence, data management, and predictive analytics. 
    Oita Coleman 


    More than ever, business growth depends on putting the right people in place—the in-demand professional talent that sets your organization apart from the competition. That’s why companies turn to Experis.  We have the deep industry knowledge to understand the challenges your business is facing and give you access to the professional talent and expertise you need to seize new opportunity and launch your business forward.  Our areas of expertise are information technology, engineering and finance.

    Michael Ray 

    Fidelity Investments is the online trading brokerage of choice, offering IRAs, retirement planning, mutual funds, ETFs, and more to help meet your goals. 
    Michelle Tylka

    IBM is a globally integrated technology and consulting company headquartered in Armonk, New York. With operations in more than 170 countries, IBM attracts and retains some of the world's most talented people to help solve problems and provide an edge for businesses, governments and non-profits.  Innovation is at the core of IBM's strategy. The company develops and sells software and systems hardware and a broad range of infrastructure, cloud and consulting services. 
    Donald McCoy - Retired 
    Steve Edmundson - Retired

    At KPIT, our mission and purpose is clear. We envision a cleaner, greener, intelligent world, a world that is self-sufficient, sustainable and efficient. We provide technologies that help our customers succeed in the marketplace, such that the products our customers produce are of high quality, less costly, use less energy or fewer materials and improve the state of the industries we serve.  We strive to improve the world through the work we do, in partnership with the customers we serve and the suppliers with whom we collaborate. It is our mission to provide Technologies for a Better World.

    Nicole Chahboun

     Duke Energy
    Duke Energy is a sustainable electric and gas company whose regulated operations serve 7.2 million U.S. customers in the Southeast and Midwest. Duke Energy makes life better for millions of people every day by providing electric and gas services in a sustainable way - affordable, reliable and clean. 
    Sue Clifton
    Sam Spilman

     LORD Corp.   
    LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions.
    Donna Grau 

    NCDOT Office of Educational Initiatives 
    Working to advance a wide range of programs, activities and initiatives that focus heavily on science, technology, engineering and mathematics to develop a talented workforce
    to meet North Carolina’s future transportation demands.
    Ashley Goolsby

    Nuvotronics is the creator of the premier 3D microwave and mm-wave architecture, the PolyStrata technology. Nuvotronics Inc. is a small private high tech business. The business was established in 2008, commercializing its initial R&D success with its 3D microcoax technology at DARPA. A cornerstone of our innovation platform is our PolyStrata® architecture. The technology resulted from focused commercialization of the award-winning DARPA 3D-MERFS program. Nuvotronics has continued to invest in innovative technology over the years, currently managing an extensive patent portfolio.
    Noel Heiks

    WebAssign is a powerful online instructional system designed by educators to enrich the teaching and learning experience. WebAssign provides extensive content, instant assessment, and superior support.
    Larry Rappl

     Bank of America
    Bank of America is an American multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is the second largest bank holding company in the United States by assets.
    Lisa Prather 

     NC New Schools
    North Carolina New Schools is one of the largest public school innovation agencies in the country. We are a professional services agency focused on developing high-performing schools and districts.As a proven provider of high-value professional learning services for educators and administrators, NC New Schools helps transform classrooms in student-centered, personalized learning environments that align with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in jobs and higher education. By blending high school, college and work-based learning, schools and districts can achieve sustained high performance and ensure that every student graduates fully-prepared for the demands of the 21st century.
    Darrell Kain

    At NC State, ideas become solutions. We unite bold thought with purposeful action and use the results to overcome society’s grand challenges. NC State students, faculty and staff take problems in hand and work with industry, government and non-profit partners to solve them through real world application.
    Dr. Jose` Picart