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FIRST North Carolina Leadership

FIRST North Carolina is a nonprofit dedicated to bringing access to a high-quality FIRST experience to every student in North Carolina.  Incorporated in 2012, FIRST North Carolina is fortunate to have a talented and dedicated governing board to oversee operations.

Your contribution to FIRST North Carolina is tax-deductible!  Please join our dedicated Board in making FIRST an intergral part of the culture in North Carolina.  Donate today!

2016-2017 FIRST North Carolina Governing Board of Directors

Laurie Schaefer - Chair IBM
Claudia Anderson - Immediate Past Chair TE Connectivity
Alex Seidita - Chair-Elect      MetLife
John Merrill - Treasurer Gateway University Research Park
Paul Yanik - Secretary Western Carolina University
Evelyn Brown East Carolina University
Jim Conrad UNC Charlotte
Scott Doron

Office of Science, Technology & Innovation

Kevin Gordon UTC Aerospace Systems
Russell Hoch Cisco
Joretha Johnson Advanced Transformational Technologies
John Kelly NC A&T State University
Keith Krumpe UNC Asheville
Tom Miller NC State University
Enoch Moeller Google
Bob Nelson NetApp
Laura Schoppe Fuentek
JoLynn Shaw HondaJet
Kevin Walker Credit Suisse
Chris Widman Extreme Networks


FIRST North Carolina Staff

Marie Hopper President
Fiona Last-Powell                       FIRST Senior Mentor