The North Carolina Arboretum Board of Directors*

Chair:  Ms. Cheryl McMurry Kaynard

Vice Chair:  Mr. Lee Thomason

Secretary: Dr. Undi Hoffler

Executive Committee:

  • Ms. Karen Tessier
  • Dr. Kimberly van Noort
  • Ms. Sadie Walters

Executive Director (ex officio, Executive Committee):

  • Mr. George Briggs, Executive Director

Honorary Life Board Members: 

  • Mr. Leslie (Bud) Baker, Jr.
  • Mr. William (Bill) C. Sword

Chair Emeritus:

  • Mr. Michael D. Tanner

Members At-Large:

  • Dr. Kelli Brown
  • Mr. Guy Clerici
  • Mr. Larry B. Harris
  • Ms. Janet Leath
  • Ms. Karen LeVert
  • Ms. Leah McGrath
  • Mr. Harold Owen
  • Dr. William Sederburg
  • Mr. Thomas Southard
  • Mr. Dana L. Stonestreet
  • Mr. Rodney Swink
  • Dr. Darin J. Waters

Board of Directors Meetings 2019

  • October 14, 2021
  • April 14, 2022
  • July 14, 2022
  • October 13, 2022

All meetings are held in the Education Center Library at 10:30 a.m.

(*Effective July 1, 2021)

The North Carolina Arboretum Society Board of Directors

Ex officio: George Briggs, President

Ex officio:  Clara Curtis, Senior Director for Mission Delivery

Ex officio:  Drake Fowler, Chief Business Officer / Chief Operations Officer

Ex officio:  Cheryl McMurry Kaynard, Chair, The North Carolina Arboretum Board of Directors

Chair:  Guy Clerici

Vice Chair:  Tom Southard

Treasurer:   Scott Peterson

Secretary: Linda Martinson

  • Rick Daley
  • Faith Doyle
  • Richard Hall
  • Nancy Humphries
  • Allan Little
  • Lynn Raker
  • Diane Whitehead
  • Dr. Rebecca Ayers