Wright Steenrod named to CED Board of Directors

CED Taps 2010-2011 Board Of Directors

Michael Elliott Of Noro-Moseley Partners To Chair Entrepreneurial Nonprofit’s Board

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – CED, formerly the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (www.cednc.org), a private, nonprofit organization that promotes entrepreneurial efforts in the Triangle region of North Carolina, has announced that the organization’s board of directors has ratified a slate of candidates for member and officer terms beginning July 1, 2010. The board serves in an advisory capacity to CED president Joan Siefert Rose and staff and has fiduciary responsibility. Board terms last two years.

Officers for CED’s executive committee of the board of directors include: Michael Elliott of Noro-Moseley Partners as board chair, Eric Linsley of Pappas Ventures as chair-elect, Greg Anglum of Grant Thornton LLP as returning treasurer, Kent Christison of K&L Gates as returning secretary and Stephen Wiehe of SciQuest as past chair. Officer terms last one year.

Other executive committee members include: Vipin Garg of Tranzyme Pharma, Garheng Kong of Intersouth Partners, Helga Leftwich of Hutchison Law Group, Steve Nelson of Wakefield Group, Anastasia Pucci of Carlyle & Conlan, David Spitz of Channel Advisor and Ted Zoller of the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

New members on the board of directors include:

• Kyle Breischaft, Emergency Technologies Inc.

• Lee Buck, Blue Bright Ventures LLC

• Joe Colopy, Bronto Software

• John Crumpler, Hatteras Venture Partners

• Tony Frazier, Cisco Systems

• Jonathan Gindes, Affinergy

• Collin G. Hill, Cherry Bekaert & Holland LLP

• Laura Hoke, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

• John Kerr IV, York Properties

• Helga Leftwich, Hutchison Law Group

• David Routh, US Trust/Bank of America

• Chip Royce, Lenovo

• Lori Spivey, Financial Directions Group, Inc

• Wright Steenrod, Chrysalis Ventures

• Rob Tyler, Poyner Spruill LLP

Returning members on the board of directors include:

• Susan Acker-Walsh, SRA International

• Greg Anglum, Grant Thornton LLP

• Ryan Allis, iContact

• Win Bear, Silicon Valley Bank

• Kent Christison, K&L Gates

• Michael Elliott, Noro-Moseley Partners

• Vipin Garg, Tranzyme Pharma

• Garheng Kong, Intersouth Partners

• Eric Linsley, Pappas Ventures

• Brooks Malone, Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP

• Chris Matton, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

• Steve Nelson, Wakefield Group

• Anastasia Pucci, Carlyle & Conlan

• David Rizzo, NC IDEA

• Teresa Spangler, Plaza Bridge Group LLC

• David Spitz, Channel Advisor

• Rik Vandevenne, River Cities Capital Funds

• Brent Ward, RTI International

• Stephen Wiehe, SciQuest

• Ted Zoller, Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Nominees were chosen by the governance committee of the board from a record number of candidates who applied through CED’s website. Candidates were selected based on their active involvement as a member of CED, past volunteer work with the organization, and ability to bring specific skill sets to the board.

QUOTES:

“We are pleased to have a group of prominent members from various industries on this year’s board of directors,” said Rose. “This diverse board of directors will continue promoting CED’s mission for entrepreneurial growth in the area.”

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DETAILS:

- Additional information about CED’s board of directors is available at www.cednc.org/content/board+of+directors/168.

ABOUT CED:

CED (formerly the Council for Entrepreneurial Development) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1984 to identify, enable and promote high-growth, high-impact companies and accelerate the region’s entrepreneurial culture. Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, CED is the oldest and largest entrepreneurial support organization in the nation with more than 5,500 active members. CED provides know-how, networking, mentoring and capital formation resources to new and existing high-growth entrepreneurs through annual conferences, programs and Web-based resources. CED has helped entrepreneurs, investors, service partners, researchers and public policy makers in diverse emerging industries and at all stages of development – from high-tech, production-based organizations to service companies, from one-person startups to 1000-person businesses. Visit www.cednc.org for more information.