Council for Entrepreneurial Development Announces 2009-2010 Board of Directors

Research Triangle Park, NC, May 30, 2009 --( Joan Siefert Rose, president of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) (, a private, nonprofit organization that promotes entrepreneurial efforts in the Triangle region of North Carolina, has announced that the organization’s board of directors has ratified a slate of candidates for member and officer terms beginning July 1, 2009. The board serves in an advisory capacity to Rose and staff and has fiduciary responsibility. Board terms last two years.

Stephen Wiehe, president and CEO of Cary-based SciQuest, will chair the board. Mike Elliott of Noro-Moseley will serve as chair-elect. Greg Anglum of Grant Thornton LLP will serve as treasurer. Kent Christison of K&L Gates LLP will serve as secretary. Officer terms last one year.

New members include:

· Dr. William Greenlee, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences
· David Hood, Ernst & Young
· Rich Lee, Hosted Solutions LLC
· David Samuel, Freestyle Capital Inc.
· Ken Tindall, North Carolina Biotechnology Center
· Ben Weinberger, Digitalsmiths

Returning members include:

· Rich Brown, RBC Centura
· Kent Christison, K&L Gates LLP
· Wayne Hunter, Harbert Venture Partners
· Garheng Kong, Intersouth Partners
· Chris Kroeger, The Aurora Funds, Inc.
· Eric Linsley, Pappas Ventures
· Joel Marcus, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
· Rob Orr, Square 1 Bank
· Michael Parkerson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
· Rich West, Advanced Liquid Logic, Inc.
· Ted Zoller, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

A 12-member executive committee within the board serves as the policy-setting group for the organization. Other committees include: compensation and human resources, audit, governance and board recruitment, life science advisory, tech advisory and greentech advisory. These committee terms last one year.

Additional information about CED’s board of directors is available at

“We are excited to have an excellent collection of the area’s prominent thought leaders represent this year’s board of directors,” said Rose. “The board’s expertise in a variety of industries will help CED to further promote the great entrepreneurial growth happening here.”

About the Council for Entrepreneurial Development:
The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1984 to identify, enable and promote high-growth, high-impact companies and accelerate the region’s entrepreneurial culture. Headquartered in the Research Triangle Park, CED is the oldest and largest entrepreneurial support organization in the nation with more than 5,500 active members. CED provides know-how, networking, mentoring and capital formation resources to new and existing high-growth entrepreneurs through annual conferences, programs and web-based resources. CED has helped entrepreneurs, investors, service partners, researchers and public policy makers in diverse emerging industries and at all stages of development – from high-tech, production-based organizations to service companies, from one-person start-ups to 1,000-person businesses. For more information, visit

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