2020 Board of Directors

ASHLIE G. BUCY
Deputy Director
North Carolina Business
for Education
Raleigh, NC

TRICIA COTHAM
BCHL Strategic Partners, LLC
Charlotte, NC

THE HONORABLE ROBERT H. EDMUNDS, JR.
Fox Rothschild, LLP
Greensboro, NC

THE HONORABLE HENRY E. FRYE, EMERITUS
Retired
Greensboro, NC

PAUL FULTON
Retired
Winston-Salem, NC

MALCOLM GRAHAM

President
Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation for Literacy and Civic Engagement
Charlotte, NC

JOHN M. HOOD, Chair
President
The John William Pope Foundation
Raleigh, NC

JANE B. PREYER
Retired
Chapel Hill, NC

ROBIN RAMSEY
Office of Senator Richard Burr
Asheville, NC

DODIE B. RENFER
Nelson Mullins
Raleigh, NC

JOE STEWART
Vice President – Governmental Affairs
Independent Insurance Agents of NC
Raleigh, NC

CHARLOTTE WILLIAMS
Associate Dean
Lenoir Rhyne University
Hickory, NC

Executive Director

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Brad Young was named the 5th Executive Director in IOPL history in September of 2019. Young is a proud Spring 2015 IOPL Fellow and previously served on the organization’s Board of Directors. In addition to his work in nonprofit sector, Young also brings experience in both communications and government affairs from his time with the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer and Office of the State Auditor.

A native of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Young is a graduate of NC State University and Campbell University. Young lives in Raleigh with his wife and two daughters.