Carolinas Chapter Leadership
Mary A. Winston is an experienced financial executive and corporate board member who served as chief financial officer at three large industry-leading corporations, across multiple industries. She has leveraged her extensive financial experience to bring value to the corporate boardroom. Winston has years of experience serving as an SEC financial expert on public company boards and audit committees, where she brings her financial, business, and corporate governance knowledge to benefit public companies.
She currently serves on four large public company boards. She serves on the Audit Committee for Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV), a global diversified manufacturer of industrial products with approximately $8 billion in revenues and market cap over $15 billion; the Audit, Finance, and Environmental Health Safety & Sustainability Committees for Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS), a manufacturer of paper, pulp, and fiber-based consumer products with over $5 billion in revenue; the Audit and Compensation Committees for Supervalu Inc. (NYSE: SVU), a grocery retailer and wholesaler with approximately $15 billion in revenue; and on the Governance and Compensation Committees for Acuity Brands Inc. (NYSE: AYI), a manufacturer of lighting and energy management technology solutions with approximately $4 billion in revenue. Winston also serves as chair of the board and president of the Carolinas Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). She is a member of the board of The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and has also served on a number of other nonprofit and philanthropic boards.
Before focusing on corporate governance and board work, Winston served in three EVP and chief financial officer roles, including at Family Dollar Stores Inc., a leading discount retailer with almost $11 billion in revenue and 8,500 retail stores; Giant Eagle Inc., a leading grocery and fuel retailer with almost $11 billion in revenue; and Scholastic Corp., a global leader in publishing, education, and media. At these companies, Winston applied her broad financial responsibility and her experience managing strategy, M&A, investor relations, procurement, and communications functions; leading major cost-reduction programs; and implementing strong internal control and corporate governance programs. She was a valued strategic advisor to the CEOs, executive committees, and board of directors. She has also held executive-level positions with Visteon Corporation and Pfizer Inc. She started her career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Co.
Among several honors, Winston was named one of the "Most Influential Black Corporate Directors," the "Most Powerful Women in Business," and the "Most Influential People in Finance." She has appeared on CNBC's Squawk Box and Bloomberg Business Radio and has been quoted in Reuters Business News and The Wall Street Journal. Ms. Winston holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Ms. Winston is a CPA and an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
Laura Schulte is a former executive with Wells Fargo Company where she led the enterprise's largest banking divisions as a member of the CEO's management committee. She was also responsible for the company-wide customer experience and affluent strategies. She has deep and broad experience in P&L management, risk management, compliance, credit, finance, and distribution. During her 32-year tenure, she served as transition leader for multiple successful mergers and acquisitions. She retired at the end of 2014 to pursue consulting, mentoring, and board work.
Schulte currently serves on the boards of State Farm Bank, Novant Health, Grubb Properties, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Business, and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. She is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization, Women Corporate Directors, Women Executives, and the International Women's Forum. During her career, she was named one of the top 25 most powerful women in banking.
Schulte earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and completed the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at University of Pennsylvania.
Richard "Stick" Williams retired December 31, 2015, from Duke Energy Corporation. At the time of his retirement, he served as vice president of Corporate Community Affairs at Duke Energy Corporation and president of the Duke Energy Foundation. Over his 37-year career at Duke, he held various leadership roles including VP of Environmental, Health & Safety; VP of Enterprise Field Services; VP of Diversity & Talent Management; VP of Diversity, Ethics & Compliance; chief compliance officer; and VP of Business & Community Relations. Williams also worked three years for Arthur Andersen & Co. where he earned his CPA.
Williams is a current board member for Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated (NASDAQ: COKE) and HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ: HTBI). He is cochair of Project LIFT, an innovative philanthropic initiative to address educational issues in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School's West Charlotte Corridor. He also serves on the boards of the National Association of Corporate Directors Carolinas Chapter; Carolinas HealthCare System; Central Piedmont Community College; Read Charlotte; the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science; Hope Haven Inc.; and The Good Fellows Club. In addition, he has served on various other boards throughout his career, including UNC Chapel Hill - Board of Trustees (chair), Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce (chair), UNC General Alumni Association (chair), Durham Chamber of Commerce (chair), Greater Charlotte YMCA (chair), The Mint Museum (chair), and Bank of Commerce.
Williams was named one of 2015's "Heroes of the Fortune 500" for good works by employees of the nation's largest companies. Fortune magazine recognized him for his leadership in the Project LIFT initiative. North Carolina's Governor also conferred the Order of the Long Leaf Pine on Williams, one of North Carolina's most prestigious honors.
The Greensboro, North Carolina, native graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He and his wife, Teresa, have three daughters and one grandchild.
H. Paul Chapman
Advisory Board Chair
Paul Chapman serves on the Board of Directors of Capitala Finance Corp. (NASDAQ: CPTA), headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. He serves as chair of the Audit Committee and is designated as a financial expert in company filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Chapman is also an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina Charlotte Belk College of Business teaching various accounting and auditing courses. He served in 2015 as a professor of practice at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School.
In March 2013, Chapman retired from KPMG after 38 years, serving a variety of large, public multinational companies in various industry sectors, including consumer markets, communications, finance, industrial markets, real estate and construction, and higher education. As a senior audit partner with KPMG, he gained extensive experience coordinating national and international audits including timely completion of SEC and statutory audits in various countries around the world. He has significant experience working and communicating with executive management and audit committees. Chapman served in a variety of leadership positions throughout his career including 15 years as partner in charge of Audit for the Carolinas Business Unit and as managing partner of the Charlotte, North Carolina, office.
His past board experience includes service on the Board of Trustees and Audit Committee of the KPMG Foundation; chair of the board of United Way of Central Carolinas, Charlotte Regional Partnership, and Charlotte Children's Theatre; chair of the board and Board of Visitors of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; member of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts Hornets' Nest Council; and member of the Executive Board of Directors, vice chair of Finance, and Leadership Dinner chair of the Mecklenburg County Boy Scouts of America.
Maryann Bruce is an experienced independent director of public and private companies, a respected C-suite advisor and keynote speaker, and former accomplished senior operating executive and president of thriving divisions within two Fortune 100 firms. An expert in the financial services industry, she has more than 30 years of experience in strategy, distribution, and marketing. She is a dynamic leader who created and executed market-leading strategic plans, developed high-performing teams, and implemented multichannel sales and marketing programs supporting global brands through startup, dramatic growth, turnaround, and transformation. Bruce has extensive experience diagnosing and improving sales and distribution organizations while deftly mitigating business and compliance risk, leading to the achievement of unusually high sales, revenue, and profit results. Recognized for her sound business judgment, executional excellence, and exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills, she excels at creating trust by cultivating relationships. Decisive and resourceful, Bruce is adept at managing crises ranging from corporate and compliance infractions, to reputational and operational risks, to life-threatening disasters, including being a passenger on the Miracle on the Hudson.
She serves as an independent trustee of PNC Funds and PNC Advantage Funds and is also a founder of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Carolinas Chapter, where she serves as an executive committee member, treasurer, and chair of the Finance and Nominating Committees, as well as treasurer and Investment Committee chair of the C200 Foundation Board. Formerly, she served on the Compensation & Governance and Audit Committees of the board of MBIA (NYSE: MBI), was the compensation chair of the board of Atlanta Life Financial Group, and was an Allianz Funds trustee.
Bruce was recently honored by Directors & Boards as one of 20 accomplished female board members in "Directors to Watch 2017: Governance Insights and Ideas from Top Women Directors." US Banker also named her one of "The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking," a list that recognizes individuals who personify business vision, personal excellence, and professional integrity.
Bruce is also passionate about helping women advance in their careers. She is a founding member of Paradigm for Parity (P4P), a coalition with a mission to catalyze CEOs to achieve gender equity in corporate leadership by 2030, and is actively engaged with C200, a nonprofit association of the world's most successful female entrepreneurs and corporate innovators whose mission is to foster, celebrate, and advance women's leadership in business. She is also a founding member of Women Corporate Directors Carolinas Chapter with a mission to foster a trusted community of influential female directors, as well as increase the representation of women on boards and the pipeline of qualified female board candidates.
Bruce earned the NACD CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University demonstrating her commitment to advanced cybersecurity literacy. She graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. She is married with two children and resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Membership Committee Chair
Scott Carlton has a strong international business background and extensive experience within the finance and accounting functions in a global public company. He is currently the president of Tokai Carbon GE LLC, whose U.S. headquarters is in Charlotte, North Carolina. Tokai Carbon is a global leader in the production of carbon and graphite materials throughout the world and has substantial operations in the United States. Prior to this position, Carlton held the position of president of North America for SGL Group, the Carbon Company, for over 10 years. He had worked within SGL Group for over 25 years in a variety of accounting and financial positions at various locations within and outside the United States.
Carlton holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Accounting and Finance and completed the Senior Executive Education Program at London Business School. Currently he is responsible for an organization with over $350 million in annual revenue. He also serves on the board of United Fire Group and on the audit, investment, and compensation committees. He has a strong background in finance, with particular expertise in accounting and financial oversight and reporting.
Dr. Pamela Davies serves as the 20th President of Queens University of Charlotte. Since she began this role in 2002, Queens has experienced significant growth, doubling in enrollment and increasing its outstanding faculty. She has led the expansion of academic programs and major enhancements to campus facilities. U.S. News & World Report now ranks Queens among the top 20 comprehensive universities in the region.
Dr. Davies currently serves on the boards of Sonoco Products Inc., Carolinas HealthCare System, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, and North Carolina Campus Compact, as well as on the national YMCA (Y-USA) board and the World Alliance of YMCAS. She is also a life trustee of the Charlotte Metro YMCA. She has served as president of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities and is an elder at Myers Park Presbyterian Church.
Dr. Davies holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida, a master's degree from Missouri State University, and a PhD in Strategic Planning and International Business from the University of Tennessee.
William Dries was senior vice president and chief financial officer of EnPro Industries Inc., an NYSE-listed manufacturer of a variety of engineered products including industrial seals, specialty bearings, diesel and natural gas-fired engines, and compressor components. He served in that role from May 2002 until his retirement in September 2011.
Prior to that, Dries was employed by United Dominion Industries Inc., an NYSE-listed producer of a broad range of industrial products. He was senior vice president and chief financial officer of United Dominion from December 1999 until May 2001, having previously served as senior vice president of Finance, vice president, and controller. Dries, a certified public accountant, was with Ernst & Young LLP in New York prior to joining United Dominion in 1985.
He is a director and member of the Audit Committees of Transdigm Group Inc., an NYSE-listed company and leading designer, producer, and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components; and NN Inc., a NASDAQ-listed manufacturer of highly engineered precision components. Dries received his bachelor's and MBA degrees from Rutgers University.
Glenn Eisenberg was appointed as executive vice president and chief financial officer of LabCorp on June 16, 2014. With revenues of over $10 billion, LabCorp is a world-leading life sciences company, providing diagnostic and drug development services. From January 2002 to March 2014, he was employed by Timken Company as executive vice president, Finance & Administration. The Timken Company is an international manufacturer of highly engineered power transmission products. From January 1990 to May 2001, Eisenberg was employed by United Dominion Industries, an international manufacturer of proprietary engineered products, where his positions included president and chief operating officer from December 1999 to May 2001 and executive vice president and chief financial officer from November 1995 to December 1999.
Eisenberg received his Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University and his Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University. He is a director of US Ecology and was previously a director of Family Dollar Stores and Alpha Natural Resources.
E. Erwin Maddrey
Erwin Maddrey currently serves on the Boards of BlueCross/Blue Shield of SC and KEMET Corporation. He is also the cofounder and former president, CEO, and director of Delta Woodside Industries, a company that aggregated parts of other textile and apparel companies. Previous to that, Maddrey worked for Riegel Textile Corporation (now part of Mount Vernon Mills) in New York and moved to Greenville when the company moved its headquarters to Greenville.
Maddrey has served as a trustee of Davidson College, Virginia Episcopal School, and the SC Independent Colleges & Universities and as president of the Alumni of UNC-Chapel Hill MBA program (now Kenan-Flagler). He currently serves on the Furman University Board.
Maddrey currently serves as chair of the Greater Greenville Forum and is a member of the Boards of Public Education Partners, Upstate Forever, Ten at the Top, the International African-American Museum, and the National Association of Corporate Directors Carolinas Chapter. He has served on the Boards of the Urban League of the Upstate, Palmetto Project, Greenville County Museum of Art, Foundation for Independent Higher Education, SC Governor's School of the Arts Foundation, and the Business Foundation of NC.
Maddrey is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He graduated from Davidson College and after a two-year Army stint, received his MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill. He and his wife, Nancy, reside in Greenville, South Carolina. They have two sons and five grandchildren.
Brian T. Marley is the founder and managing partner of Marley Associates LLC, an advisory services firm. He served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Belk Inc. from 2000 to 2013.
Prior to joining Belk, Marley was a partner with KPMG LLP, holding positions as an office managing partner and as a partner in the firm's retail and consumer products and mergers and acquisitions services practices.
Marley serves on the Board of Directors and chairs the Audit Committee for Academy Sports + Outdoors and Follett Corporation. He also serves on the Board and chairs the Investment Committee of the John M. Belk Endowment and is a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Board of Advisors of the Belk College of Business of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Marley is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a James M. Johnston Scholar.
Minor Shaw is president of Micco LLC, a private investment company in Greenville, South Carolina. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Belle Baruch Foundation, the Hollingsworth Funds, and the Daniel-Mickel Foundation, as well as on the Investment Committee of each. She serves as a trustee of the Columbia Riversource Funds and on the Governance and Investment Committees. Shaw also serves as director of the Audit and Compensation Committee for Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY); and director, chair of Compensation Committee, and member of Audit Committee for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Shaw previously served as a trustee of the Columbia Nations Funds and the Bank of America Global Capital Management Funds, where she chaired the Governance Committee of each. She also serves as chair of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission and the Duke Endowment.
Shaw was inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in 2012 in recognition of her business achievements. Her community involvement has resulted in numerous state and local awards and honors, including the South Carolina Order of the Palmetto. Always thinking forward about connecting people and leveraging resources, Shaw cochaired Vision 2025, the long-range planning process designed to make Greenville an even better place to live and work in the coming years.
John A. Switzer retired from KPMG LLP in 2016. At that time, he served as managing partner for Charlotte and Coastal Business Units. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of CTE (Carolina Tractor and Equipment Company), a large, privately held southeastern supplier of equipment, with a full line of construction, forestry, and paving products, as well as material handling, engineered systems, truck engines, and power generation systems.
Previously, Switzer served as a board member and treasurer of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce; a board member of the Charlotte Regional Partnership and the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte; and a board member, Finance Committee member, and Audit Committee chair of the Mint Museum.
He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Switzer is married and has six children. He enjoys golf, travel, the arts, skiing, and collegiate and professional sports.