Professional Partnerships

The relevance of your Campbell Business degree is enhanced by our connections within the community. Our goal is to listen to their concerns about industry trends and to help them address those concerns in today’s competitive ever-changing business environment.

The Business Advisory Council

Representing a range of industries across the private sector, the senior executives serving on our Business Advisory Council provide wise counsel to our dean, faculty and staff as to the relevance of our existing and proposed course offerings, and our major requirements, ensuring that Campbell Business offers cutting edge, practical, and career-oriented degree programs.

The Business Advisory Council is composed of members from the professional community and was organized to provide advice and support on strategic issues at Campbell Business including curricula, program development, business outreach, and growth. Council members represent leadership from a variety of industries in the private sector.

  • Cindy Anderson
    Managing Partner
    Thinc Strategy
  • Stephen Gaskins
    Stratos Wealth Partners
  • Bobby Murray, Jr.
    Bobby Murray Chevrolet
  • Juan Austin
    NC Community Affairs Manager
    Wells Fargo
  • Rob Hammersley
    Senior Vice President
    Wells Fargo
  • Bradley Newkirk
    Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
  • Paul Aycock
    Vice President of Operations
    Strickland Insurance Group, Inc.
  • Oscar N. Harris
    Oscar N. Harris and Associates
  • Richard Newton
    Richard Newton and Associates
  • Patricia Barker
    Executive Vice President
    Bob Barker Company, Inc.
  • D. Kim Johnson
    Executive Vice President
  • Meredith Rose
    Chief Marketing Officer
    ProVantage Solutions, Inc.
  • Travis Burt
    Transportation Impact
  • Lottie S. Kay
    Kay Consulting
  • James Vann
    Managing Partner
    Vann Attorneys
  • Paul Clark
    Senior Vice President
    Wells Fargo
  • Becky T. Kelly
    Fiduciary Education Center, LLC
  • Cassie Wallace
    Senior Strategic Advisor
    Mosaic Health Solutions/Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Robert E. Coleman
    The Coleman Group, LLC
  • Gary Kennedy
    Director, Reimbursement
    Novant Health, Inc.
  • Todd Warrick
    Triangle Market President
    Capital Bank
  • Ken Crow
    New Business Development
    Century Golf Partners
  • Gene Lewis
    Senior Vice President
    First Citizens Bank
  • David Wharton
    Northeast TN President
    Regions Bank
  • James (Jim) Ellerbe
    Campbell University
  • Michael S. McLamb
    Owner (retired)
    K&M Maintenance Services, Inc.
  • Mary Willis
    Fidelity Bank
  • Rick Gannotta

The Trust Education Foundation, Inc.

Consisting of the nation’s premier financial institutions, the Board of Directors of the Trust Education Foundation ensures that trust graduates hold every conceivable competitive advantage in their field. In addition to curriculum review and the funding of over 25 scholarships for trust majors over the years, the Foundation has become a leading provider of continuing education for trust professionals nationwide by sponsoring the Trust Advisors Forum and the Southeastern Trust School, and by offering in-house training for numerous major financial institutions around the country.

The Trust Education Foundation, Inc. (TEF) was formed in 1971 with a mission to support Campbell’s Trust and Wealth Management Program. With a Board of Directors composed of senior managers from the nation’s premier financial institutions, the Foundation supports the Trust Program by providing curriculum oversight to ensure students are exposed to cutting edge instruction in the areas of fiduciary law, tax planning, financial planning, investment management, estate planning and in trust and estate administration.

The Foundation sponsors educational programs around the country to help fulfill its mission. Two of the biggest educational programs offered include:

The foundation’s flagship program, the Trust Advisor’s Forum is held at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina every February. In a typical year approximately 250 senior trust officers from 30 states, representing 110 institutions, will attend the four-day educational program. For over 25 years the Forum has been the nation’s foremost conference for trust professionals.

Founded in 1967, SETS originated as a program for bank trust officers and retains a strong focus on the trust industry. It also offers value to managers and other employees of investment companies, brokerages, accounting and law firms, retirement plan providers and benefits administrators.

Over 25 scholarships have been fully funded by the Foundation. In addition, thanks to the Foundation’s commitment to promoting Campbell Trust, major financial institutions from across the country actively recruit on campus at Campbell Business to fill a variety of trust and wealth management positions each year.

The Trust Education Foundation offers a website which has become a tremendous resource for the industry and affords our graduates an excellent opportunity to network. The website contains:

  • Information about the Trust Program
  • An online placement bulletin featuring intern candidates and permanent hire candidates
  • An opportunity for trust alumni to network using LinkedIn
  • An online Technical Issues Forum where trust professionals can post questions and inquiries open to response by others within the industry.