The Elon University School of Law Advisory Board includes prominent judges, attorneys and business leaders who advise the university about the law school’s 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:

Noel Allen, Raleigh, N.C.; President, Founding and Managing Partner, Allen & Pinnix, PA; Elon University trustee

Jennifer Bowden L’09, Greensboro, N.C.; Principal, R. Steve Bowden & Associates

Jason M. Burton L’11, Raleigh, N.C.; Principal, Burton Law Firm, PLLC

Hayleigh R. Carroll L’20, Greensboro, North Carolina; Assistant District Attorney, Guilford County District Attorney’s Office

Donald R. Dancer, Raleigh, N.C.; former Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, International Rectifier Corporation; Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, Elon Law

James G. Exum Jr., Greensboro, N.C.; retired, Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP; N.C. Supreme Court, 1974-94, Chief Justice, 1986-94; N.C. House of Representatives, 1967

Henry E. Frye, Greensboro, N.C.; retired, 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

David Gergen (Chair), Cambridge, Mass.; former adviser to four U.S. presidents; Professor of Public Service, Director of the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School

Ellen M. Gregg, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP; member, N.C. Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism, 2005-2008

Bassam (Sam) N. Ibrahim, Alexandria, Va.; Attorney and Shareholder, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Mark S. Jetton ’06 L’09, Charlotte, N.C.; Founding Partner, Jetton & Meredith, PLLC

Andy Jones L’13, Wilmington, North Carolina; Managing Partner, NC, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Ronny Lancaster, Washington, D.C.; Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations, Assurant, Inc. (Retired)

Edward Lichtenstein, Chicago, Ill.; Managing Partner, The Law Offices of Edward Lichtenstein, P.C.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Long, Burlington, N.C.; Marketing Consultant (Retired)

Robert E. (Bobby) Long Jr., Greensboro, N.C.; Piedmont Capital Partners, LLC; Elon University trustee

Aaron Menser ’01, Wake Forest, North Carolina; Senior Vice President, Autopart International Sales & Operations, Advance Auto Parts

Susan I. Permut, Hopkinton, Mass.; Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel (retired), EMC Corporation

Rose Cordero Prey ’01, Princeton, New Jersey; Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Nathan Standley L’11, Holly Springs, N.C.; Senior Vice President & Director of Privacy, State Employees’ Credit Union

Jordan Thompson ’14 L’Dec.’17, New York City; Legal Counsel, TikTok

Jonathan Wall, Greensboro, N.C.; Higgins Benjamin, PLLC; chair, Labor Law Council, N.C. Bar Association, 2008-2009

Gerald Walden, Whitsett, N.C.; Vice President & Head of Legal, The Fresh Market, Inc.

Ex Officio

David Porter, Chair, Elon University Board of Trustees

Law School Representatives

Connie Ledoux Book, President, Elon University

Rebecca Kohn, Provost, Elon University

Zak Kramer, Dean of Elon University School of Law