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A-B Tech Foundation Board


The following dedicated community members provide oversight and set strategic direction for the A-B Tech Foundation.

Foundation Board

Young- 2017 Board Chair
Young Office Clean Environments

Mary Ann Rice- 2017 Board Vice Chair
Senior Vice President, NC State Employees Credit Union

K. Ray Bailey
President Emeritus, A-B Tech Community College

Joe Brumit
Brumit Restaurant Group

Sandra Byrd
Former Assistant Provost for Graduate & Continuing Education, UNC-Asheville

Pat Carver
Area Executive, First Citizens Bank

Adam Charnack
Co-Owner, Hi Wire Brewing

Shea Cline
General Manager, Omni Grove Park Inn


John Ellis
Former President, Novus, Bowers, Ellis & Watson Architects, P.A.

Shelia Elingburg
Owner, Downing Place Management, LLC

Jack R. Ferguson
Retired, Lowe’s

Charles Frederick
Market President, Western North Carolina, TD Bank

Allan Gerson
Legal Studies Department Chair, South College

Tate Groome
Vice President, Colton Groome and Company

Darryl Hart
Vice President/General Manager, Hart Funeral Service, Inc.

Richard B. Hurley
Retired, Square D Company

Dr. Dennis King
President, A-B Tech Community College

Michael Kryzanek -Past Board Chair (2015)
Associate/Commercial Appraiser, CBRE Hotels
Province Valuation Group, Inc.

Thomas Maher
Pisgah Investments, LLC

Michael Meguiar
Asheville Plant Leader, GE Aviation

Anita Metcalf
Retired, A-B Tech Foundation

Bill Murdock
CEO, Eblen Charities

George Pfeiffer, Jr.
Vice President, Insurance Service of Asheville

Lary Schulhof
Retired, Physician

O'Neal Shelton
Owner, Your Source

Steven W. Sizemore
Sizemore McGee, PLLC

Ann Skoglund
Broker, Beverly-Hanks & Associates

Ray Spells (Alumnus of A-B Tech)
Retired, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo

Ron Storto
Vice President of Hospitality, Biltmore Farms

Jonathan Szucs
General Manager, Advanced Superbrasives, Inc

Patricia Wood
Vice President, Budweiser of Asheville, Inc.

Board Emeritus Members

Kay Crews
Board Emeritus

Nancy B. Miller
Board Emeritus