State Advisory Committee

2015 State Advisory Committee

  • Neal Alexander | Human Resources, Office of State | 2015 SECC State Chair
  • Donald R. van der Vaart | Environment & Natural Resources, Dept. of | 2015 SECC Vice-Chair
  • Bill Peaslee* | Administration, Dept. of | SECC Legal Counsel
  • Kim Andrews | UNC Chapel Hill | Term Expires 2018
  • Heather Black | Secretary of State, Dept. of | Term Expires 2019
  • Barry Bridges | Transportation, Dept. of | Term Expires 2017
  • Erin Eatman | East Carolina University | Term Expires 2018
  • Joyce Edwards | NC A&T State University | Term Expires 2017
  • Russ Eubanks | Judicial Branch | Term Expires 2016
  • James Gorham | Public Safety, Dept. of | Term Expires 2019
  • Cale Johnson | Revenue, Dept. of | Term Expires 2017
  • Ann W. Lemmon | UNC General Admin. | Term Expires 2016
  • Tracy Little | State Budget & Management, Office of | Term Expires 2018
  • Susan McCracken | Appalachian State University | Term Expires 2016
  • Chris Mears | Administration, Dept. of | Term Expires 2019
  • Staci Meyer | Justice, Dept. of | Term Expires 2018
  • David Prickett | Human Resources, Office of State | Term Expires 2019
  • Clare Shocket* | Human Resources, Office of State | Term Expires 2019
  • Melody Tart | State Controller, Office of | Term Expires 2015
  • Maria Thompson | Information Technology Services, Office of | Term Expires 2019
  • Kathleen Williams | UNC Greensboro | Term Expires 2017

*ex officio member

Role of the State Chair and SECC Advisory Committee
The State Chair leads and directs the annual campaign through oversight of the SECC Advisory Committee, a panel of volunteers who set the campaign’s strategic direction; authorize campaign policy; and approve campaign rules, programs and services. Members of the SECC Advisory Committee serve four-year terms and are appointed by the State Chair to assure diversity and cross-representation among the three branches of government including the consolidated university system. The SECC Advisory Committee meets at least quarterly and operates through various subcommittees, including: Strategic Planning, Marketing, Volunteer Support and Regulations.