Board of Visitors Adds 10 Members
The Board of Visitors welcomed 10 new members at its opening meeting of the year Sept. 27 on campus.
The new members are:
- Tasha Agruso ’99, an attorney with Sharpless & Stavola in Greensboro. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced with a Tampa, Fla., firm for three years. The Asheville native earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Guilford and a law degree from UNC School of Law in 2002.
- Joan Balderamos Bergman, an attorney with Bell, Davis and Pitt in Winston Salem, who focuses her practice in the areas of commercial real estate and financial services. She is a graduate of Loyola College and Widener University School of Law.
- Ralph J. “RJ” Blincoe ’81, a resident of Wilmington, national security consultant and former special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). He conducted and supervised complex criminal and counterintelligence operations and was the agency’s deputy director before retiring in 2010.
- Joy Cook, owner and lead strategist of Joy Cook Public Relations Group, who is one of the nation’s top authorities on Twitter. She graduated from UNCG and serves on the university’s Alumni Association Board of Directors and Black Child Development Institute board.
- Barbara Frye, vice president of Children’s Initiatives for the United Way of Greater High Point and former director of Child Care Directions, Inc. She serves on the Theatre Art Gallery board and High Point Children’s Cabinet and is a member of Rotary Club of Furnitureland.
- Wendy Mailey ’09, director of government affairs for the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce who formerly worked for the Greensboro Chamber and A United Community in Raleigh. After graduating from Guilford she earned a master’s degree in public administration from Capella University.
- Brian Mann, CEO of RE/MAX Realty Consultants, which operates multiple real estate sales offices throughout the Triad. He is a graduate of East Carolina University and worked in the areas of tax and business consulting before returning to Greensboro to work in the family real estate business.
- Bryson J. McKinney ’02, a financial consultant for Capital Bank. At Guilford, he was a member of the Quaker Leadership Scholars Program and the men’s basketball team. His father, Brent, is a member of the Board of Trustees.
- May Gayle Mengert ’82, senior manager and corporate vice president of Association Management Group. Her company manages more than 300 town homes, condominium and planned unit developments in six locations.
- John Whisnant ’86, development officer for the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro. He has more than 27 years working experience in the areas of community relations, fundraising, manufacturing and finance and has served on various community, civic and church boards or committees.
Paul Kress ’82 is in his fourth year serving as chair of the Board of Visitors, which has 39 members who are business and nonprofit leaders primarily in the Triad community.