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Governing Board

The Carolina Thread Trail’s Governing Board is comprised of a group of leaders throughout the region who provide governance and lead the Thread Trail’s fundraising efforts.


Jarred Cochran, Chair

Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Leslie Johnson, Vice Chair

HR Executive, Bank of America
Mecklenburg COUNTY

May Barger

Artist
Gaston COUNTY

Allan Baucom

President, Baucom Sevice, Inc.
Union COUNTY

William Blair

Partner, Colmont Group
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Blair Boggs

President, Line-X LLC
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Len Botkin

Global Corporate Services, Bank of America
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Bill Carstarphen

President and COO, Pharr Yarns
Gaston COUNTY

Nathan Clark

Partner, Tax - Federal Specialty, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLC
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Delane Clark

Physical Therapist, Shining Hope Farms
Lincoln COUNTY

Jennifer DeWitt

Senior Vice President, Community Relations Manager, Bank of America
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Tom Gates

Attorney, Tilman Thomas Gates, PLC
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Janet Hanson

Diversity and Inclusion Leader, Deloitte
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Phil Kuttner

CEO, Little
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Thomas Lee

President, Appian Textiles
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Michael Lucente

Strategy and Transactions Partner, Ernst and Young
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Jon Morris

Senior Partner, Beacon Development
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Harris Morrison

Partner, New Branch Real Estate Advisors
Cabarrus COUNTY

Compie Newman

Managing Director, CBRE
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Lisa Phocas

Director of Stewardship, Crescent Communities
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Dave Priester

Former CEO, Choate Construction
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Lat Purser

CEO, Lat Purser & Associates
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Steven Scruggs

Director of Research and Senior Portfolio Manager, Bragg Financial Advisors
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Chris Thomas

Partner, Childress Klein
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Kacey Thompson

Senior Manager for Diversity and Inclusion, TIAA
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Chris Walker

Attorney, Alexander Ricks, PLLC
Mecklenburg COUNTY

Shawn Wilkerson

President, Wildlands Engineering, Inc.
Mecklenburg COUNTY