CALS Alumni and Friends Society Advisory Board

2016 – 17 Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016 – State Club
  • Thursday, November 10, 2016 – NC State University Club
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 – State Club
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2017 – State Club


Board Members

Name Company Title Graduation Board Role
Mr. George Simpson Yara North America, Inc. Regional Manager  Class of ’92 President
Ms. Joy Hicks NCDA & CS Policy Development Analyst Class of ’97 and ’00 Past President
Mr. William B. Upchurch Jr. NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission Executive Director Class of ’91 Vice President
Mrs. Katie Davis Syngenta Biotechnology Global Regulatory Affairs Manager Class of ’05 Secretary/Treasurer
Mr. Chad Benton BASF Corporation Senior Associate Scientist Class of ’05 Member
Mr. Jason Burton Coffey Law PLLC Attorney Class of ’98 Member
Mrs. Leslie B. Friedrich Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc. GM Quality Control Manager Class of ’87 Member
Mr. Chris Hege Coastal AgroBusiness, Inc. Seed and Technology Manager Class of ’97 Member
Mr. Jim Howie Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Assoc. Member Services Manager Class of ’79 Member
Mr. Allen James RISE Retired Class of ’67 Member
Mrs. Summer Lanier Prestage Farms, Inc. Director of Public Relations Class of ’04 and ’06 Member
Mr. Ken Maxwell Western NC/Frontier Communications General Manager Class of ’84 Member
Dr. Anita Pardue Princeton Review Manager – Strategic Accounts  Class of ’86 Member
Mr. David Parrish North Carolina Cotton Producers Association CEO Class of ’02  Member
Mr. George Scott Universal Leaf North America Vice President Class of ’98 and ’00  Member
Mr. David Stone Public Health Accreditation Board Education Specialist Class of ’82 Member
Mr. Jeffery Tyson Andrew Tyson Farms Owner Class of ’92 Member
Mr. Sam Williams James Williams Printing Co. President Class of ’73 Member
Dr. Travis B. Burke County Program Operations, NC State University District Extension Director Class of ’82, ’87, ’02 NCCES Representative
Mr. Gary Cartwright Dairy Enterprise System, NC State FBNS Director Class of ’79 Faculty Advisor
Dr. John Cavanagh Department of Biochemistry, NC State University William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Faculty Advisor
Mrs. Bonnie Holloman North Carolina Vegetable Growers’ Association Executive Director Community Advisor
Ms. Kortney Smith Animal Science, NC State University Sophomore Student Representative
Ms. Carrie Stephens Animal Science, NC State University Junior Student Representative
Mr. Jacob Traverse North Carolina Biotechnology Center Director Class of ’01, ’05, ’06 NC Biotechnology Center Representative
Mr. Wesley Wyatt NC State Fairgrounds Fairgrounds Manager Class of ’79 NCDA Representative