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Entrepreneurship Advisory Board

Academic Year, 2010-2011

Purpose:  Entrepreneurship Advisory Board members play a critical role in providing strategic counsel guidance, advice and support to the Director, Dr. Mohammad Bhuiyan, to help the Fayetteville State University Center for Entrepreneurship achieve its vision.  Board members represent a variety of large and small, local and international companies.

The Board meets twice a year, with each member serving a three-year term.

Responsibilities:  The Board members are expected to provide guidance and assistance:

  1. In identifying the local and national needs in the area of entrepreneurship.
  2. In improving existing programs and developing new programs.
  3. In recruiting quality students and faculty (entrepreneur-in-residence).
  4. In recruiting new board members.
  5. In raising funds for the Center for Entrepreneurship and its programs.
  6. In evaluating the programs and functioning of the Center for Entrepreneurship.

Following is a list of the (2010-2011) Entrepreneurship Advisory Board members:

Last Name First Name Organization/Title
Bailey Michael TrustHouse Services Group/Chairman & CEO
Brar Balbir (Bill) Fayetteville Doubletree Hotel/Managing Partner
Breece George Entrepreneur
Charleston Jonathan Charleston Group
Dederick Dan Hendrick Chrysler Jeep/General Manager
Emerson S. Thomas Carnegie Mellon University/Director, Donald H. Jones CFE
Moore Randy RLM Communications, Inc./President & CEO
Orlopp Sharon Sam's Club Group/Wal-Mart/Senior Vice-President
Pennink, M.D. Menno Pennink Properties, LLC/President & CEO
Peters Douglas Fayetteville-Cumberland County Chamber of Com./President & CEO
Shamdasani Rajan American Uniform Sales, Inc./President
Taylor Greg BRAC-RTF Executive Director
Thakkar Dipak Aroma Hotels/Owner
Valentine Sharon North Carolina Farm Innovation/ CEO
Zoller Ted Center for Entrepreneurial Studies/Executive Director

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