Teal, Loomis Elected Chair & Vice Chair of the UNC-TV Board of Trustees; New Members and Reappointments Also Announced

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Teal, Loomis Elected Chair & Vice Chair of the UNC-TV Board of Trustees; New Members and Reappointments Also Announced 

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK—On Tuesday, June 7, members of the UNC-TV Board of Trustees elected Eric M. Teal, of Raleigh, to a two-year term as chair and Doris P. Loomis, of Asheville, to a two-year term as vice chair. Teal has been a member of the board since 2013. Loomis joined the board in 2014. 

As chief investment officer and managing partner at Queens Oak, a boutique wealth management firm in Charlotte, Teal is responsible for the firm’s investment strategies and results, as well as asset allocation and portfolio management. He also helps oversee the firm’s strategic direction and growth. 

A native North Carolinian, Teal holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and international studies from Rhodes College and a master’s of business administration in finance from the University of Memphis. He also studied at the London School of Economics. Prior to his service on the UNC-TV Board of Trustees, Teal was chair of the UNC-TV Foundation Board of Directors. He also serves as president of the Alumni Executive Board of Rhodes Colleges and participates in a host of community and volunteer activities. He succeeds Robert D. Teer, Jr., of Durham, as chair.

Loomis, a board certified specialist in estate planning and probate law, has been with the Asheville firm of McGuire, Wood & Bissette, P.A., since 1981.

Also a native North Carolinian, Loomis received her undergraduate degree in mathematics from Davidson College and her law degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law. She serves as commissioner for the Town of Biltmore Forest, secretary of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra board, vice chair of the Givens board, and on the board of MemoryCare. She succeeds Sabrina D. Bengel, of New Bern, as vice chair.

At its May meeting, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors reappointed two members to the UNC-TV Board of Trustees. J. Donald Coleman, of Hickory, and William W. Mance, Jr., of Asheville will each serve a four-year term expiring on June 30, 2020.

Coleman retired in January of 2012 as president and CEO of Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company where he spent 40 years of his working career. He currently serves as president/secretary of the Upholstery Furniture Action Council (UFAC) based in High Point. Additionally, he is a consultant for business development, primarily focusing on privately held companies. He has been involved in a number of cultural and educational boards and is the founding conductor of the Hickory Choral Society, which he has conducted for 35 years.

Mance is the retired vice president for human resources of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. He earned a B.A. from Hampton University and a master of science degree in administration from George Washington University. He was a member of the U.S. Army and Army Reserves for more than 30 years and retired at the rank of colonel. Referring to himself as a "community volunteer," he serves on several community boards in the Asheville area.

Additionally, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors appointed two new members to the UNC-TV board. Joel Kenneth Butler, of Grimesland, and Cullie M. Tarleton, of Blowing Rock, will serve four-year terms that run through June 30, 2020.

Butler is president of the Vidant Medical Center and Vidant Health Foundations in Greenville. He is also the chief external affairs officer at Vidant Health. Prior to serving in these roles, he spent ten years as a vice president at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. His career in the health care field spans 38 years.

Butler received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oakwood College and his master’s degree in public administration from East Carolina University. He is active in a number of professional, civic, and community organizations.

Tarleton, a retired broadcasting executive, was senior vice president and general manager of WBT and WBTV, as well as WCCB TV.

Tarleton is a former member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. He has served on a number of community, civic, cultural, and state boards. Currently he serves on the board of the North Carolina Justice Center in Raleigh. He is the former chair of the National Association of Broadcasters Radio Board and a former commissioner of the North Carolina Education Lottery. Tarleton served in the North Carolina Army National Guard U.S. Army Reserves. He received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2012.

Gail Zimmermann, interim director and general manager of UNC-TV, welcomed the newly appointed and reappointed members to the board, saying, “We are very excited that we will continue to have the expertise of Don Coleman and Bill Mance on the UNC-TV Board of Trustees, as well as the added talent and wealth of experience from Joel Butler and Cullie Tarleton. The insights these members bring us from their North Carolina communities are most welcome.” Zimmermann also praised the election of Teal and Loomis to their new roles, saying, “We are so fortunate that two such accomplished leaders will bring their experience and understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing public media. We look forward to benefiting from their wisdom, vision, and counsel.”

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