Chair Jack Bailey joined GlaxoSmithKline in 2009 to lead the Private, Public and Institutional Customers (PPIC) division for US Pharma. This division pulls together Public Policy & Patient Advocacy, Government Affairs, Payer Markets and Medical Center Sales, ensuring a holistic approach to U.S. health care policy, funding and institutional delivery. In addition Jack has responsibility for GSK’s Puerto Rican operations and recently acquired the Vaccines team. Prior to joining GSK, Jack enjoyed a successful eighteen-year career with Eli Lilly, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Account-based Markets Division. Jack had a series of roles of increasing importance while with Lilly, including general manager for Eli Lilly South Africa and later Area Director for the Sub-Saharan region. Jack received his BS in biology with a concentration in genetics from Hobart College, Geneva, New York and his MBA at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jack and his wife, Robin reside in Raleigh, North Carolina with their two children, Emily and John.
Vice Chair Jim Whitehurst was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat in December 2007. Whitehurst joined Delta Air Lines in 2002, serving in various roles, most recently as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for Operations, Sales and Customer Service, Network and Revenue Management, Marketing and Corporate Strategy. Prior to joining Delta, Whitehurst served as Vice President and Director of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and held various leadership roles in their Chicago, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Atlanta offices. A native of Columbus, Ga., Whitehurst graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas, with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Economics. He also attended Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany, holds a general course degree from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Second Vice Chair Anne Lloyd is Executive VP, CFO and Treasurer for Martin Marietta Materials. Ms. Lloyd joined MMM in 1998 as Vice President and Controller and was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer in 1999. Before joining Martin Marietta Materials, she was with Ernst & Young, LLP, an international public accounting firm. Ms. Lloyd is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Lloyd is active in various business, education and civic organizations. She also currently serves as Treasurer, member of the Executive Committee and Board Member of the National Stone Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). Additionally, she serves on the SAFETEA-LU Reauthorization Committee of the NSSGA and the Blue Ribbon Panel of Transportation Experts for the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission.
Immediate Past Chair Frank Holding, Jr.is First Citizens BancShares, Inc. Chairman and CEO. This is a multi-billion-dollar statewide financial institution. Holding has held many roles in First Citizens Bank before becoming president, including area vice president for Mecklenburg and Gaston counties. Holding currently serves on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations, including: Triangle Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina; Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; Baptist Retirement Homes of NC, Inc.; Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc.; Institute for Defense & Business; Mount Olive Pickle Company; and Research Triangle Regional Partnership. He graduated from the University of North Carolina with a bachelor's degree in business, and received a MBA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Treasurer Brad Wilson is President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC and he brings a passion for health care, a deep commitment to community involvement and expertise in business and public policy. As president and CEO of the state’s largest health insurer (4,000 employees, 3.7 million customers), Wilson is dedicated to improving North Carolina’s health care system, making health care more affordable and helping BCBSNC adapt in a changing health care environment.Wilson serves as chair of the National Institute for Health Care Management and works with the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare to address health care challenges at the national level. He also serves as a director of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), BCS Financial Corporation and Prime Therapeutics, among others. A lifelong North Carolinian, previously he practiced law and served as general counsel to Gov. Jim Hunt, directing the governor’s legislative strategy and heading his legal department.
President/CEO & Secretary Lew Ebertbecame President and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber in 2006.The North Carolina Chamber is a non-partisan business advocacy organization that works in the legislative, regulatory and political arenas to proactively drive positive change to ensure that N.C. is a leading place in the world to do business. The Chamber has a long and rich history as the leading advocate for businesses of all sizes and sectors in N.C.In addition to being the state affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce, the North Carolina Chamber is also North Carolina’s official manufacturers’ association.Before coming to North Carolina to head the Chamber, Lew served as President and CEO of the Kansas Chamber.Prior to that he worked his way up over two decades through a number of progressively responsible posts at the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce – eventually heading one of the Chamber’s for-profit subsidiaries.