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Industry Advisory Council

Board Member Title Organization
John Chaffee – Chair Business Broker Transworld Business Advisors
Jerry Pedley President Mertek Solutions, Inc.
David Catt Plant Manager Keihin Carolina System Technology
Byron Murphy Controller Package Craft
Michael Marlowe Automation Federation Managing Director Emeritus
James Freeman Founder/President Emerging Technology Institute
Katie Chung Chief Financial Officer Southland Electrical Supply
Kyle Martin Vice President & General Manager Electroswitch Electronic Products, Inc.
Tom White Director NC State Economic Development Partnership
Jenni Harris Executive Director of Business Services North Carolina Department of Commerce – Division of Workforce Solutions
Josh Ward Partner  Longleaf Strategic Partners
Jim Ellis Manufacturing Project Engineer Electroswitch Electronic Products, Inc.
IES Staff Title Organization
Phil Mintz Executive Director NC State Industry Expansion Solutions
Fiona Baxter Associate Executive Director NC State Industry Expansion Solutions
Barbara Williams Associate Executive Director, Field Operations NC State Industry Expansion Solutions
KeAnne Hoeg Director, Data Management Systems, Marketing and Reporting NC State Industry Expansion Solutions
Wendy Laing Director, Prof. Learning & Instructional Systems Design NC State Industry Expansion Solutions
Madelene Brooks Business Officer NC State Industry Expansion Solutions
Natasha Spencer Executive Assistant NC State Industry Expansion Solutions