WSSU Foundation Elects Officers, Directors

Peggy Carter
Peggy Carter
July 23, 2012

The Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) Foundation has elected Peggy Carter, retired vice president of the Forsyth Medical Center Foundation, to serve as chair of its Board of Directors for 2012-2013.

Other officers elected include Cheryl Locke, vice president and chief human resources officer for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, vice chair; Cynthia Williams, executive vice president and chief corporate communications officer for BB&T, treasurer; and Ray Owen, retired vice president with State Farm Insurance as secretary.

New board members elected to serve three-year terms are:  William G. “Bill” Benton, chairman and CEO of Salem Senior Housing; David W. Burke, retired CPA and founding partner of Butler and Burke, LLP; W. R. “Randy” Loftis, Jr., managing partner and senior litigator at Constangy Brooks & Smith, LLP; and Errol Wint, project manager with Caterpillar, Inc.

Board members re-elected were Tony Ebron, president of the Winston-Salem City Employee Credit Union, and Claudette Weston, president and CEO of Weston & Associates, Inc., for their second three-year term and J. Walter McDowell, retired CEO for Carolinas and Virginia banking at Wachovia, to serve an additional one-year term.

The Winston-Salem State University Foundation, Inc. was created in 1970 to generate financial resources for the university through private giving.  The Foundation’s board oversees how money is raised, how contributions are invested and how the Foundation distributes grants.  The board also advises and supports other activities of the Foundation designed to further the strategic initiatives of the university.

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