Current Board Members

Matt Bland – Chair
Matt is the CFO and partner in Bland Landscaping, a full service landscape contracting firm serving North Carolina. He is a graduate of NC State University and a loyal Wolfpack fan. Matt is a licensed general contractor, CPA, and landscape contractor. Matt is actively serving in Leadership Triangle, Entrepreneurs Organization, and Core Banks Surf Fishing Club. He enjoys working with Bland Landscaping to support various community charities in their landscape efforts. Matt has two young daughters, Caris and Emerson, and a loving wife, Beth. Matt enjoys salt water fishing, waterskiing, supporting NCSU, and spending time with his family.
MBland@BlandLandscaping.com
Jim Huggins – Secretary & Past Chair
Retired CEO of AlphaGraphics, Huggins has served as Chairman of the Board of Life Experiences, Chairman of the Board of the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, and Treasurer of the Center for Volunteer Caregiving. Active in the Cary Page Rotary Club, he has twice been selected Rotarian of the Year. He has an MBA from Northwestern University and prior to moving to Cary in 1995 had been Division Vice President and General Manager of two fortune 100 companies and President of two smaller privately held companies.
huggins.jim1@gmail.com.
Jeffrey J. Eakes, CPA CTP – Treasurer
Senior Director of Corporate Treasury at SAS Institute, Eakes is a graduate of NC State and resides in Cary with his wife, Nancy Browning. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Cary Academy, NCSU College of Management Board of Advisors, Global Hope for India and the Elder Board and Finance Committee at Hope Community Church. Jeff was former volunteer Finance Director for the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic and board member of the Lucy Daniels Center. His Miracle League duties include finance management.
jeff.eakes@sas.com
Jerry Bowen
Jerry Bowen is Executive Vice President for Wells Fargo’s Dealer Services. He received his B.A. in Business Management from North Carolina State University and completed the Executive Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler business school. He is also a certified financial planner. Jerry currently serves as a Deacon at White Memorial Church. Previously, Jerry has served on the Board for the Triangle Area YMCA, North Carolina State University College of Management Advisory Board, Board of Directors for the Healing Place of Wake County and the United Way of Wale County Executive Giving Committee. Jerry and his family live in Raleigh. jerry.bowen@wellsfargo.com
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Danks Burton is the owner of Pinnacle Masonry, a commercial masonry contracting firm founded in 1992 located in Cary. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute with a civil engineering degree. He is a past President of the NC Masonry Contractors Assoc. and currently co-chairs the Certification Committee for the Masonry Contractors Assoc. of America. Danks lives in Raleigh with his wife and three children.
Paul Carr – Immediate Past Chairman
Captain for Delta Airlines and Air Force Reserve Colonel(retired), Carr is a graduate of NC State University and has been active in little league, middle school and high school baseball for more than 15 years. rightflyer03@gmail.com
Joe Dew
Joe is a stay-at-home Dad and the primary caregiver for a son, Bryson, who has cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, and other impairments. Joe formerly worked as a reporter for The News & Observer of Raleigh. He helped found The Ministry Incubator, a nonprofit that guides start-up nonprofit ministries, and served as board member and chairman for the Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina. Currently, Joe serves as a Stephen Minister at his church. He is learning to sail a boat.
jdew@mindspring.com
Mary Henderson
Mary recently retired as the Director of Cary’s Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department following a 30 year career in Parks and Recreation. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill. In 2006 she was honored with North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association’s Fellow Award and in 2005 with the John B. Ross Leadership Award by the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mary currently works part-time for Withers and Ravenel in parks and greenways planning, serves on the NC Senior Games Board, and volunteers for the US Tennis Association.
mary.rosie.henderson@gmail.com
Byron Kirkland
Byron Kirkland is a partner with Smith Anderson Law Firm in Raleigh. A corporate and securities lawyer for over 25 years, Byron has extensive experience in private equity and venture capital transactions; public offerings; domestic and international mergers and acquisitions; and general corporate law and securities matters. He represents public and private companies across diverse industry sectors including information technology, clean technology, medical device, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, communications and manufacturing.
bkirkland@smithlaw.com
Adam Loftin
Adam Loftin is currently employed by Eagle Rock Concrete, LLC. Adam graduated from Duke University in 2004 and received his MBA from North Carolina State University in 2010. As a Raleigh native, Adam is excited to help the local communities.
ajloftin@gmail.com
Brad McGinnis – Immediate Past Chairman
Brad McGinnis is Senior Vice-President of Crosland Southeast, a commercial real estate development company located in Cary. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia. Since moving to Cary in 1986 Brad has been actively involved in the community. In the past Brad has served as Chair of the Cary Community Foundation, President of the Cary Page Rotary, member of the Cary Visual Arts Board Executive Committee, and member of the Board of the Cary Chamber of Commerce. Brad lives in Cary with his wife Teshia, a teacher at Cary Christian School and son Quinn and daughter Lydia.
bmcginnis@csere.com
Jim McMillan
Jim McMillan is Vice President of Investment Sales with CBRE Raleigh. Jim specializes in marketing investment properties as well as handling building dispositions and acquisitions. During his career, he has completed more than $400 million in sales transaction volume and has been responsible for sales of several notable office portfolios in the Triangle. Jim is a native of Raleigh and graduated with honors from Wake Forest University.jim.mcmillan@cbre.com
Kimberly C. Rose
Employed by Jellybeans of Cary, Kim Rose is owner of Jellycamps, a camp program for children ages 5-12 years of age. She was previously active in local youth soccer hockey and lacrosse programs as well a prior board member of the Morrisville Elementary PTA. Rose graduated from UNC-CH. Miracle League duties include Operations and Special Events Committees. krose210@yahoo.com
Robin Rose – Past Co-Chair
Employed by Preston Development Company, Robin is also a Co-Owner of Jellybeans Super Skate Center in Cary and has been involved in child entertainment for over 40 years. He was instrumental in bringing the first ice skating facility to the Triangle in 1985 as well as the development of ice and roller hockey in the area. Robin graduated from Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) where he has served on the Alumni Board and is a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame. He has also served on the Advisory Board of the YMCA in Cary. Miracle League duties include development, construction, and fundraising. robin@prestondev.com
Yo Sobha
Yo Sobha is an Executive Director with the YMCA of the Triangle, Inc. Yo graduated from NC State with a degree in Communications and a minor in Psychology. He has been with the YMCA for over 20 years and has helped create Camp GRACE, a summer day camp designed to give an enriching camp experience to children with Developmental Disabilities and children on the Autism Spectrum. He has also helped create Inclusive and Adaptive Day Camp and Track Out Programming throughout the Triangle Area that are designed to include all children, no matter their ability. Yo was the recipient of the John Rex Endowment Award in 2008 for his work with children with special needs. He is also active with Wake County Schools, Triangle Community Church, and YMCA sports programs.
Yo.Sobha@YMCATriangle.org
Dave Tomick
Yo Sobha is an Executive Director with the YMCA of the Triangle, Inc. Yo graduated from NC State with a degree in Communications and a minor in Psychology. He has been with the YMCA for over 20 years and has helped create Camp GRACE, a summer day camp designed to give an enriching camp experience to children with Developmental Disabilities and children on the Autism Spectrum. He has also helped create Inclusive and Adaptive Day Camp and Track Out Programming throughout the Triangle Area that are designed to include all children, no matter their ability. Yo was the recipient of the John Rex Endowment Award in 2008 for his work with children with special needs. He is also active with Wake County Schools, Triangle Community Church, and YMCA sports programs.
Yo.Sobha@YMCATriangle.org
Tony Withers – Past Co-Chair
CEO of Withers & Ravenel, a land planning and engineering firm located in Cary, NC. Withers is a NCSU graduate. He served as past president for the Board of the YMCA of the Triangle and still serves on several committees. He served as past president on the board of the Eastern NC Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of which he was active for 8 years. He is also on the NC State Engineering Foundation, a rotarian (for 20+ years) and a past deacon of his church. Miracle League duties include construction, development, and fundraising.
twithers@withersravenel.com