Board of Visitors “Office Hours”

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April 24, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
April 24, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
University Career Services
Hanes Hall, 239 a/b
4th Floor Hanes Hall
239B Hanes Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The third Board of Visitors “Office Hours” will take place on Thursday, April 24, from 1-4 pm in Hanes Hall. Sixteen members of the Board of Visitors (BOV) will conduct one-on-one informational interviews with students to discuss their industry areas, how to break into their respective fields, advice for finding jobs and internships, and make connections. Executives will be available from a variety of industries, including:

Finance, Consulting, Health Care, Management, Marketing, Real Estate Development, Environment/Energy, Executive Search, Government, Public Policy, Law

Sign up to meet with one of these volunteers between April 1 and April 17.

  • Start by reviewing the bios below for each of the professionals.
  • Next, select which one(s) you wish to speak with and follow the instructions below to sign up on Careerolina.


Descriptions for BOV Members


1.    Karl Brumback, BS ’82 (Chemistry)

Mr. Brumback can speak to his varied experiences in consulting, real estate development and/or brokerage and is currently with the Northern Manhattan/Bronx division as a Director of Sales covering the North Bronx for Massey Knakal Real Estate services. Since 2009, Karl has sold over 65 properties or notes with an aggregate consideration of over $360,000,000. In 2007, he received Massey Knakal’s Richard Marcinko Award for Tenacity, Loyalty and Single-Mindedness of Purpose in the Pursuit of Excellence in the Northern Manhattan/Bronx/Westchester division. In 2014, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales.

Mr. Brumback graduated from the University of North Carolina with his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and went on to the University of Virginia’s Darden School to earn his MBA. After taking a real estate course taught by Massey Knakal Founding Partner Paul Massey, Karl bought and renovated a townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and subsequently purchased and renovated several more buildings. His passion for real estate led him to his current role at Massey Knakal. His prior professional career included management consulting, retail supply chain management, manufacturing operations and immunotoxicolgy research.

Karl is involved in a variety of philanthropic and service endeavors with a focus on education, including serving on the University of North Carolina’s Board of Visitors and the University of Virginia’s NCOUR grant foundation. He is a board member of the Bronx/Northern Manhattan Association of Realtors and serves as VP of Grant Applications for Massey Knakal’s Charitable Foundation.

Karl enjoys fishing, golf, cooking and wing shooting and is an avid wine and cigar collector. He resides in the Upper West Side with his wife and three sons.

2.       Culley Carson, BA ’94 (Political Science), JD

Culley C. Carson IV is the founding Member of Carson Law. After graduating from law school, Culley served as a Law Clerk to Judge Toby Prodgers in the State Court of Cobb County in Marietta, Georgia. Culley went on to practice law with a regional law firm in Atlanta, Georgia where he was outside general counsel to a New York based pharmaceutical education non-profit organization and represented clients in all phases of litigation. Culley also practiced with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, an AM LAW 100 law firm based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with over 500 attorneys. During his tenure at Womble Carlyle, Culley was a lawyer in the Construction and Intellectual Property Practice Groups.

In addition to substantial experience with a medium and large law firm, Culley served as Legal Counsel to Bovis Lend Lease Holdings, Inc., an international construction and development company based in Sydney, Australia. Most recently, Culley served as General Counsel to AstroTurf, LLC, an iconic and industry leading manufacturer and installer of synthetic turf.

After working for leading law firms and several industry leading companies, Culley founded Carson Law to provide exceptional service to business clients who seek sophisticated legal services at reasonable rates. Carson Law understands the need for businesses to contain costs and keep their outside legal fees contained and within existing budgetary allocations. To meet this need, Carson Law offers its clients hourly and creative fixed fee arrangements to meet each client’s unique need for legal services.

3.        Roy Flood, BA ‘86 (Biology), MD ‘91

Roy Flood, Jr., MD, FACC is an interventional and clinical cardiologist in St. Thomas, USVI. He was previously affiliated with Capital Cardiology Consultants, P.C. in Washington, D.C. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology. He has a special interest in the management of Acute Coronary Syndromes.

Dr. Flood earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an undergraduate, he was the recipient the prestigious John Motley Morehead Scholarship, a full tuition scholarship awarded to select students demonstrating outstanding academic performance and leadership aptitude. Dr. Flood completed postgraduate training at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. He has research experience in interventional cardiology and the epidemiology of coronary artery disease in the African-American community. During his tenure in Washington, he was an active member of the teaching faculty at Washington Hospital Center and Providence Hospital.

Dr. Flood moved to St. Thomas in August 2004 to start a full-time practice of cardiology at the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital. It is his objective to provide education, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases in St. Thomas by combining grass-roots efforts with recent advances in the management of cardiac disorders.

Dr. Flood recently served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Black Cardiologists. He is also active in the American College of Cardiology. He enjoys sporting events, distance running and contemporary literature in his leisure time.

4.       Patty Maynard Hill, RN, BSN ’69 (Nursing), MED ’73, EdD

Dr. Hill is an adjunct assistant professor at UNC School of Nursing. Her areas of expertise and focus include: pediatric nursing; child maltreatment and normal human growth and development; public health policy and organizational development. Dr Hill has published several articles on health issues related to the toddler and adolescent. She co-authored a text book with a faculty member from Duke School of Nursing titled Development Throughout Life: A Nursing Perspective. Additionally, she has coordinated the human growth and development course for nursing students at UNC for several years. Dr. Hill served on the N.C.Public Health Commission for 8 years as they developed health policy recommendations to the state legislature.

5.        Malcolm Logan, BA ’96 (Recreation Administration), MBA ‘ 02, JD ‘02

Malcolm is a Project Manager in the Regulatory Solutions Group of global IT services firm, CGI, Inc. There, he has oversight for large, multi-year, multi-phase, public sector IT system implementations, including management of scope, costs, human resources, scheduling, risk, quality, and communication. Prior to joining CGI, Malcolm spent 8 years in professional services with non-profit technology leader Blackbaud, in a variety of consulting and management roles. Malcolm holds a BA in Recreation Administration, a Juris Doctor, and an MBA in Marketing, from UNC at Chapel Hill.

6.       Rick Margerison, BA ’70 (Economics)

Mr. Margerison worked in the energy industry for about 15 years, but by providing goods and services to the industry.  His main expertise is in the marketing and strategy of industrial goods and business to business goods.  He is happy to discuss career options such as MBA versus law school or choices of positions in the business arena.

7.       Brian McMerty

Brian is the Managing Partner of Carlyle & Conlan, the 2012 Business Leader of the Year for Executive and Professional Search. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with an MBA from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, Brian has held high level executive officer positions in finance and accounting over the years, including Chief Financial Officer of a large, international public real estate development and management company. While employed as a CPA by a Big 8 accounting firm, Brian helped lead the audits of several public and private companies, including one of the largest corporations in the world.

Before joining Carlyle & Conlan, Brian led another search firm and several successful high-tech companies. His dynamic style and ability to form solid business alliances has uniquely qualified him to lead Carlyle & Conlan. Brian specializes in placing top-tier mid-level and senior-level professionals in world-class companies.

8.Charles Mercer, MBA ‘09

Charlie currently is President and COO of 13.1, a Raleigh-based start up.  Previously he served as a Manager in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy and Operations practice. He has almost eight years of consulting experience with three different consulting firms. Although he has completed projects in telecommunications, financial services and the consumer products industries, his major focus has been in health care. Recently, his projects have focused on assisting health care companies with strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and performance improvement. Charlie has served a variety of health care clients including health systems, home health companies and insurance companies. Charlie received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School. He currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

9.       Representative Tom Murry, PharmD/JD

Tom Murry is serving his first term representing North Carolina House District 41, which includes portions of Raleigh, Cary, Apex, and the entire town of Morrisville. In 2012, he was ranked the “most effective freshman legislator” by the nonpartisan N.C. Center for Public Policy Research, received the Champion of Small Business Award from the National Coalition for Capital, and has been endorsed by a bipartisan coalition of groups in North Carolina.

Tom is a local community pharmacist who works in different communities across Wake County. This gives him the opportunity to hear what North Carolinians have to say on a daily basis. In this capacity, he listens to their feedback and applies his drug knowledge to improve patient care and promote preventive healthcare. Tom is also an attorney and received his law degree from Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, N.C.

During the 2011-12 legislative session, Tom has worked hard to represent all of his constituents’ interests as he considers legislation that impacts every corner of our state. As the son of an educator, Tom has been an advocate for education and introduced the School and Teacher Paperwork Reduction Act so that teachers can spend more time with their families on the weekend, their students in the classroom and less time on paperwork burden.

Tom is the only pharmacist in the N.C. General Assembly and has focused on improving the health of our state by serving as Chair of the Task Force on Diabetes Prevention and Awareness. Tom is a member of the Joint Legislative Economic Development and Global Engagement Oversight Committee

10.    Billy Price, Jr. MD BS, ‘79

Dr. Price attended East Carolina School of Medicine in Greenville and completed his residency at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Price received The Faculty Award for Outstanding Senior in Basic and Clinical Sciences while in medical school and is a member of the honorary medical society Alpha Omega Alpha.

11.   Stephen Rich BS ‘64 (Accounting). 

Mr. Rich worked in public accounting as a CPA for four years and then spent the next 30 years until retiring with The Coca-Cola Company in various financial roles.  While still working, he interviewed prospective employees for Coke.

12.   Kelly Williams Rike  BA ’97 (Political Science/Psychology)

Ms. Rike is a law firm marketing and business development leader. Prior to launching her consulting practice, she was the Senior Director of Client & Practice Development at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, an AmLaw 100 firm in Atlanta. Over the course of a decade at Sutherland, she directed the firm’s marketing department operations, leading a talented team of business development, practice management and marketing and communications specialists. Kelly effectively coordinated and integrated these functions to deliver better focused and improved results for the firm.

Attorneys and staff relied on Kelly’s coaching and strategic support to successfully implement and follow through on marketing and business development initiatives. She also partnered with various administrative departments, practice groups and industry teams to organize and direct firm-wide projects. Crucial to this role was her ability to manage priorities among various project stakeholders, a skill she brings to clients in her consulting practice.

Specialties:Business Development, Client Teams, Client Interviews, Personnel Management, Attorney and Staff Coaching, Practice Management, Marketing and Business Development Department Organization and Support, Attorney Training Programs, Professional Services

13.   David Roberts BA ’71 (Geography)

After 31 years at Progress Energy, David retired in 2005. For the first half of his career at Progress, he worked in the Transmission Department where his responsibilities included planning, siting, design and obtaining state special use permits. The second half of his career found David engrossed in federal politics where he was Director of Federal Affairs in Washington DC. During this time he established a Washington office for the company where he managed several lobbyist and was instrumental in formulating nationwide political coalitions.

During David’s tenure in Washington a major topic included deregulation of the investor-owned utility industry on both the wholesale and retail levels. David served in the leadership of various trade associations including the Edison Electric Institute and the Nuclear Energy Institute and worked for the enactment of two comprehensive national energy policies. David continued on as a consultant to Progress Energy for three years after retirement and now spends his time with various non-profit organizations and writing as well as speaking on issues of concern.

David has a Bachelors Degree in Geography from the University of North Carolina and a Masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Wyoming.


14.   Walker Wilson, BA ’92 (English), MPH

Walker Wilson is the Director of the Health Policy Office at BCBSNC.  After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill and then receiving a master of Public Health degree from Boston University, Walker worked as a Senior Manager for the Boston Public Health Commission for five years.  Her next position brought her back to NC to serve as the Health Policy Advisor to Governor Mike Easley, followed by Senior Advisor roles in the Division of Public Health and NC Department of Health and Human Services.  She has been with BCBSNC since April 2012.  The Health Policy Office team leads the regulatory analysis and communication of significant impacts for the company, including proposed and final rules and other guidance related to the Affordable Care Act and Medicare.

15.  Roderick Hargrove, BA ’94 (Biology), MD ‘98

Roderick N. Hargrove, MD, FACS is Graystone Eye’s board certified and ASOPRS fellowship trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon.  He graduated from The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, and completed his residency at State University of New York, Brooklyn, NY.  He completed his Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Areas of Specialty

         ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery

         facial plastic & reconstructive surgery

         cosmetic dermal filler & botox® treatment

         anterior segment surgery — small incision cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants

         primary eye care — comprehensive eye examinations, eyeglasses & contact lens prescriptions

Medical Education

         Medical School — University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill

         Internship — Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN (transitional)

         Residency — State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

         Fellowship — Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery)


Instructions to sign up with a BOV member

Access UCS’ sign up system, Careerolina, from the UCS home page,

  • Click on the Careerolina logo
  • Next click on “Students with an ONYEN log in here.”
  • Enter your ONYEN and password to enter the system.


If you have not previously uploaded a resume to Careerolina, click on “Resumes and Cover Letters”. 

  • Scroll down the page and click “Add New”.
  • Next, scroll down and name your resume by filling in the field called “Label”.
  • Click the Browse button and find your resume file (wherever you currently have it saved).
  • Last, click “Submit” and your resume will be uploaded into the UCS system, Careerolina.


To sign up for a session:

  • Select Search Jobs & Internships at the top of the page.
  • From the drop down click on “All Jobs/Internships/OCI Positions”.
  • In the “show me” drop down select “all interviews”.
  • In the Keywords field type in the ID number for the individual you wish to meet with.
  • Click on the “apply” button.
  • Select the resume you want to share with the BOV member from the drop down box labeled “Resume”.
  • Then click the round button next to the time that you want to sign up for (sessions are 20 minutes each; please only select one time).
  • Next hit the “Submit button”.
  • You have now signed up for a BOV “office hours” session.
  • Repeat for each BOV member you would like to meet with.


We will send registered students a reminder of their meeting time(s) and some tips on informational interviews by April 18th.

On April 24th,  check in 5-10 minutes before your session time at the University Career Services desk on the 4th floor of Hanes Hall.  If you need to cancel, please call 919-962-6507 prior to your meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at the BOV “Office Hours!”

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Visitors is an active group of volunteers, assisting the Board of Trustees and Chancellor in a range of activities that help advance the University, including public relations, government relations and fund raising. But most important, Board of Visitors members serve as ambassadors, informing members of their communities about what is going on at Carolina and, in turn, keeping the University administration informed about what they are hearing about Carolina in their communities.


The Student Career Services Committee will focus on assisting graduating Carolina students in entering the workforce. These committee members will use their backgrounds as professionals to help students identified to work with the BOV in this area.

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