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Originally published: 2014-01-06 13:08:34
Last modified: 2014-01-06 13:11:02

Ron Henries on Special Olympics NC board

The board of directors of Special Olympics North Carolina elected officers and five new members for 2014, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president and CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina.

Allen Oliver of High Point was elected to serve as the Special Olympics N.C. board chairman. Tim Taft of Chapel Hill was elected to serve as vice chairman. Leslie Packard of Raleigh was elected to serve as secretary and Bill Richardson of  Raleigh was elected the treasurer. All officers will serve in their roles for 2014 and 2015. Ron Henries of Boone will serve as immediate past chairman.


All members will serve a three-year term from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016.


"These new members have exhibited great dedication and devotion to Special Olympics," said Fishburne. "I feel strongly each will contribute and enhance our efforts to fulfill the Special Olympics', mission and serve the athletes in our state."


Board of directors and officers are:


Allen Oliver, High Point, (chairman) director of City of High Point Parks and Recreation Department


Tim Taft, Chapel Hill, (vice chairman) professor of orthopedics and sports medicine at UNC Chapel Hill


Leslie Packer, Raleigh, (secretary) partner at Ellis & Winters LLP


Bill Richardson, Raleigh (treasurer), registered representative of Capital Investment Companies


Ron Henries, Boone, (immediate past chairman) instructor at Appalachian State University


Mary Ann Brown, Lexington, Special Olympics Davidson County coordinator in the Davidson County Parks and Recreation Department


Jim Bullard, Mooresville, retired from Wachovia


Jason Godwin, Knightdale, chief of Knightdale Police Department


Zach Commander, Elizabeth City, Special Olympics North Carolina athlete


Mark Evans, Winston-Salem, senior vice president of First Community Bank


Jim Farrell, Cary, director of Credit Suisse

Roy Forrest, Whittset, retired captain of Guilford County Sheriff's Office


John Gouldie, Raleigh, past state deputy for Knights of Columbus


Phil Gruber Jr., Raleigh, president of RPG Solutions


Sean Halleran, Charlotte, event security and operations consultant


Lewis McLean, Stanly, support services professional at Hughes Behavioral Care


Katie Nordeen, High Point, news anchor at WGHP Fox 8


Janet Presson, Waynesville, president of A Small Miracle Inc.


Ken Smith, Raleigh, news reporter and anchor at WRAL-TV 5


Jim Triandiflou, Cary, CEO of Relias Learning


Amy Wurst of North Kansas City, Missouri, vice president, Henry Wurst Inc.

Special Olympics North Carolina offers year-round sports training and competition for more than 38,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. For more information, visit Special Olympics North Carolina at http://www.specialolympicsnc.com. Engage with them at http://twitter.com/sonc_beafan; http://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsNC and http://www.youtube.com/BeAFanSONC.