Staff and Trustees
Minor M. Shaw
Minor M. ShawChairMinor Shaw is president of Micco LLC, a private investment company. Her extensive community involvement includes chairing the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission and serving as a board member of The Hollinsworth Funds, The Daniel-Mickel Foundation, the International African American Museum, the South Carolina Historical Society, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the Columbia Mutual Funds, and the United Way of Greenville County. She is a former board member of Piedmont Natural Gas and the Duke Energy Advisory Board, and she has been chairman of the Community Foundation of Greenville, the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, the Junior League of Greenville, the Urban League of the Upstate, the YMCA of Greenville, and the South Carolina ETV Endowment. Mrs. Shaw was inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in 2012.
Dennis M. Campbell
Vice ChairDurham, NC
Dennis M. CampbellVice ChairCampbell most recently served as Headmaster of Woodberry Forest. For many years he was Dean of the Divinity School and Professor of Theology at Duke University. Currently, he is a Trustee of the National Humanities Center, a Director of the Montpelier Foundation, a Trustee and Secretary of the Association of Boarding Schools, and Trustee of the School for Ethics and Global Leadership. Previously, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Family Health International, the Boys and Girls Club of Orange County, the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the Piedmont Environmental Council, and a Trustee of the International Coalition of Boys' Schools. He has chaired the Board of WHTJ Commonwealth Public Television.
Jean G. Spaulding
Vice ChairDurham, NC
Jean G. SpauldingVice ChairSpaulding is in the private practice of psychiatry for children, adolescents and young adults. She has served as a Director of Cardinal Health Corporation and as the Vice-Chairperson of the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation. She currently serves on the Durham board of Wells Fargo Bank and on the Board of Copernicus IRB. She is an independent director of ExCo. Spaulding was appointed as the inaugural Chair of the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission at the request of then Gov. Beverly Perdue. Previously, she served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
William Barnet IIISpartanburg, SC
William Barnet IIIBarnet is CEO of the Barnet Development Company and completed a second term as Mayor of Spartanburg, S.C., in January 2010. He currently serves on the Boards of the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health, the International African-American Museum of Charleston, and is a former board member of the Duke Energy Corporation and Bank of America.
John F.A.V. CecilAsheville, NC
John F.A.V. CecilCecil has been President and CEO of Biltmore Farms LLC, since 1992. He serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Dogwood Health Trust; Director, N.C. GlaxoSmithKline Foundation; Chair of the National Advisory Board of the Institute for Emerging Issues; Director, The Research Triangle Foundation of N.C.; Member, MyFutureNC Commission; Director, Barron Collier Management LLC; and Governor, Urban Land Institute Foundation.
Ravenel B. Curry IIINew York, NY
Ravenel B. Curry IIICurry is the President and Co-founder of Eagle Capital Management in New York. He has served as a Trustee of Furman University, as President of the Furman University Alumni Board and as Chair of the New Jersey Higher Education Assistance Authority. Currently, Curry is a Trustee of the American Enterprise Institute, the Manhattan Institute, the New York Hall of Science, the New-York Historical Society, the Genetics Endowment of South Carolina and Trustee Emeritus of Success Academy, and he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Pamela L. DaviesCharlotte, NC
Pamela L. DaviesDavies served as the 20th president of Queens University of Charlotte from 2002 to 2019. She serves on the boards of Sonoco Products Inc. and the Cato Corporation. She is also on the Enterprise Board of Atrium Health and the Board of Governors for the Center for Creative Leadership, and she serves as chair of the national board of the YMCA.
Harris E. DeLoach Jr.Hartsville, SC
Harris E. DeLoach Jr.DeLoach was Chairman of Sonoco Products Company in Hartsville, South Carolina from 2005 to 2019. DeLoach served as CEO for Sonoco from 2000 until April 2013 and as chairman of the Hartsville Rotary Club, Hartsville Chamber of Commerce, Darlington County Bar Association, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the Palmetto Business Forum. DeLoach also served on the Sonoco Board of Directors from 1998 to 2019. He is Trustee Emeritus of the University of South Carolina Business Partnership Foundation.
Constance F. GrayWinston-Salem, NC
Constance F. GrayGray has worked in social sciences since 1991 and has engaged in community building since 1990. Gray has a Master's Degree in Social Work and was honored with the distinguished Alumni Award from UNC School of Social Work. She is a former planner-coordinator for the Center for Human Services Research at Bowman Gray School of Medicine, served as consultant for the Community Action Program Directors on Leadership Training at the Center for Creative Leadership and was a member of the Wake Forest University Board of Trustees. Gray has served on the Board of Compass Rose Society, serving the Archbishop of Canterbury and Worldwide Anglican Communion.
J. Trent JonesSun Valley, ID
J. Trent JonesJones is a partner and director with Hall and Hall Ranch Brokers in Sun Valley, Idaho and a licensed real estate broker in multiple states in the west and southeast. He previously spent eight years with The Idaho Nature Conservancy and was responsible for overseeing the chapter’s real estate activity around the state. He also served as the Conservancy’s field representative for central Idaho, where he worked with communities and landowners to preserve working ranchlands and resolve natural resource conflict. He was a founding board member of the Blaine County Land, Water and Wildlife Program. He currently serves as a committee member of the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation in Durham, N.C. He was also a longtime member of the board of directors of the Wood River Land Trust in Hailey, Idaho, and was the board’s former president.
Thomas S. Kenan IIIChapel Hill, NC
Thomas S. Kenan IIIKenan is Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Flagler System, Inc. He is Director of the four William R. Kenan, Jr. Fund Foundations and a Trustee of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, the Executive Mansion Fine Arts Committee and the Randleigh Foundation Trust. In addition, he serves on the boards of the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Foundation and Saint Stephens Episcopal Church Foundation. He serves on the Board of Visitors of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Charles C. Lucas IIICharlotte, NC
Charles C. Lucas IIILucas is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Elevation LLC, VP Research, Inc., and Prodeo Asset Management, LLP. He serves as a Director and former Chairman of the Board of Aeon Global Health Corporation. He is former Chair of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, a member of the Board of Visitors of the Duke University School of Law, and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts. He is a former member of the Board of Visitors at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Board of Advisors of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at UNC-Chapel Hill. He was a trustee of Woodberry Forest School and has served in leadership roles at a number of other civic and not-for-profit organizations.
Clarence G. NewsomeMint Hill, NC
Clarence G. NewsomeClarence “C.G.” Newsome, a triple alumnus of Duke University, is a former professor at Duke Divinity School. He served as dean of the Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C., as president of Shaw University in Raleigh, and as president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Kenneth D. Weeks Jr.Charlotte, NC
Kenneth D. Weeks Jr.Weeks has a dedicated healthcare career as a cardiologist, sleep medicine specialist and medical researcher. He started his career at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C., as assistant chief of medicine and director of intern training, and was awarded Teacher of the Year. In Charlotte, N.C., he co-founded Mid Carolina Cardiology and served as Board Chairman of Novant Health. He was editor in chief of the American College of Cardiology website for sleep apnea and Governor of the N.C. Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. Weeks served as a Trustee of Davidson College and was honored with the Alumni Service Award. He also received the Medical Alumni Service Award from Duke School of Medicine. Currently, he is a Board Member of Physicians Impact Fund at Presbyterian Hospital Foundation and continues to mentor pre-med students state-wide.
Judy WoodruffWashington, DC
Judy WoodruffWoodruff is the anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour. She has worked as a White House correspondent at NBC News, chief Washington correspondent for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and anchor of “Inside Politics” at CNN. She also was anchor of the PBS documentary series “Frontline with Judy Woodruff.” Woodruff is a founding co-chair of the International Women’s Media Foundation, and she serves as a Trustee of the Freedom Forum and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Previously, she served on the Duke University Board of Trustees.