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David GergenAdvisory Board

The Elon University School of Law Advisory Board includes prominent judges, attorneys and business leaders who will advise the university in establishing the school and in its future development. The board is chaired by David Gergen, who served as director of communications for President Reagan and held positions in the administrations of Presidents Nixon, Ford and Clinton.

Below are the members of the board:

David Gergen (chair), Cambridge, Mass.; former adviser to four U.S. presidents and director of the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

Noel Allen, Raleigh, N.C.; Partner, Allen and Pinnix, PA; Elon University trustee

Rhoda Bryan Billings, Lewisville, N.C.; N.C. Supreme Court, 1985-86, Chief Justice 1986; President, N.C. Bar Association, 1991-92; Professor Emeritus, Wake Forest University School of Law

R. Steve Bowden, Greensboro, N.C.; Principal, R. Steve Bowden Associates; member, University of North Carolina Board of Governors

Alfred (A.P.) Carlton Jr., Raleigh, N.C.; Partner, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP; President, American Bar Association, 2002-03

Donald R. Dancer, Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Acting Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel, International Rectifier Corporation

David L. DeVries, Greensboro, N.C.; Partner, Kaplan DeVries, Inc.; Senior Fellow, Center for Creative Leadership

James G. Exum, Greensboro, N.C.; Smith Moore LLP; N.C. Supreme Court, 1974-94, Chief Justice, 1986-94

Henry E. Frye, Greensboro, N.C.; Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP; N.C. Supreme Court, 1983-2000, Chief Justice, 1999-2000; N.C. House of Representatives, 1968-80; N.C. Senate, 1980-82

Ellen M. Gregg, Winston-Salem, N.C.; partner, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC; member, N.C. Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism

James E. Holshouser, Pinehurst, N.C.; senior partner, The Sanford Holshouser Law Firm LLP; N.C. Governor, 1973-77

James B. Hunt, Raleigh, N.C.; partner, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC; N.C. Governor, 1977-1985, 1993-2001 

Robert E. (Bobby) Long Jr., Greensboro, N.C.; Granville Capital, Inc.; Elon University trustee

Thomas P. (Pat) Maroney, Charleston, W. Va.; Principal owner, Maroney, Williams, Weaver & Pancake PLLC; Member, Elon University Board of Visitors

Bonnie McElveen Hunter, Greensboro, N.C.; Chairman of the American Red Cross; Founder and CEO, Pace Communications; U.S. Ambassador to Finland 2001-2003

William (Bill) McNairy, Greensboro, N.C.; Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP; J.D. and Certified Public Accountant

Maureen Kelley O’Connor, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Edmond Seferi, New York, NY; Partner, McKee Nelson, LLP; Chief of Staff to the president of Albania, 1992-1994

James C. (Jack) Spencer Jr., Burlington, N.C.; N.C. Resident Superior Court Judge, Judicial District 15A; Private law practice 1969-94

Jonathan Wall, Greensboro, N.C.; partner, Robertson, Medlin & Troutman PLLC; member, Board of Governors, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers; member, Board of Governors, New Lawyers Division, Association of Trial Lawyers of America


September 22, 2006