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Monday, October 22, 2018
Orthopaedics East names assistant administrator
Orthopaedics East & Sports Medicine Center announces that Cindy Cronkhite has been named as the new assistant administrator. Cindy assumed the Assistant Administrator’s position after Roy Carawan’s retirement as HR Director after 16 years of service to the practice.
Cindy grew up in Connecticut and moved to Maine where she attended school at the University of Southern Maine. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies.
She has more 20 years of management and human resources experience in the health care field.
Cindy moved to Kinston from Maine to be closer to family.
Brody names director of alumni affairs
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University has named its first director of alumni affairs.
Laura McFall Bond will oversee Brody’s efforts to increase the medical school’s engagement with alumni through communications and strategic events. She comes to Brody from the ECU Pirate Club where, as the director of special events and hospitality, she oversaw donor-related events, managed football and men’s basketball gameday hospitality, and led the alumni Letterwinner Experience aimed at bringing former student-athletes together for reunion activities.
Bond brings six years of experience in working with alumni and students through her employment with ECU and two fraternity headquarters, Pi Kappa Alpha and Pi Kappa Phi. She has served on the University of Tennessee’s Martin Young Alumni Council as well as their Martin-Memphis Alumni Board. She currently supports the ECU Chapter of Chi Omega as their advisor.
Bond completed her master’s degree in leadership and policy studies at the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2015. She earned her undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2012.
“Brody is a huge asset to the state of North Carolina, and I am overjoyed to be in a position to work with alumni, faculty, students and staff who are making the world a better place,” said Bond.
“ECU’s medical alumni are an incredible force for good across our state and beyond,” said Brody dean Dr. Mark Stacy. “I’m excited that Laura has joined our team, not only to help us keep our graduates informed about issues important to Brody and the health of our state, but also to help us be more intentional about supporting their efforts and recognizing their successes as they live out the Brody mission.”
L. Mitchell Jones III featured in Forbes
L. Mitchell Jones III, managing director – investment officer for Jones Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, was featured in the “Southeast Financial Leaders” section of Forbes magazine on Sept. 30. Jones was featured because of his accomplishments in the industry, his reputation for excellence and extensive industry experience.
Jones has been a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors for 11 years and has 21 years of experience in the brokerage industry. He is a Greenville native and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jones lives in Greenville with his wife, Mandi, and their three children. He serves on the Vidant Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees and on the Vidant Medical Center Foundation as Capital Campaign Co-Chair. Jones is Chairman of the Investment Advisory Board for the Greater Greenville Community Foundation. He is also a member of the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce.
With $1.69 trillion in client assets as of December 31, Wells Fargo Advisors provides investment advice and guidance to clients through 14,544 full-service financial advisors and referrals from 4,534 licensed bankers.
N.C. Aquarium Society selects new president
The nonprofit N.C. Aquarium Society has selected a new leader, naming Jay Barnes as president and CEO.
Barnes will assume this role during the Nov. 3 meeting of the Board of Directors.
"We are excited for the future of the Aquarium Society under Jay's leadership," said Olivia Holding, society board chairwoman. "Through more than three decades with the Aquariums and Aquarium Society, his demonstrated passion and vision make him a natural choice to lead us into the future. Jay's hands-on experience in both organizations and his love for what the aquariums represent are a great combination for this leadership role."
The nonprofit Aquarium Society supports the three N.C. Aquariums and Jennette's Pier at Nags Head. The society raises funds through private donations, gift shop sales and memberships-providing millions annually for the aquariums' capital projects, educational programs and conservation initiatives. Founded in 1986 and based in Raleigh, the Society is governed by a 45-member statewide board of directors.
Aquarium Society President Neal Conoley will retire later this year, following 40 years of service to the aquariums. Conoley began his career in 1978 as education specialist with the Marine Resources Centers, as the aquariums were known at the time. He went on to serve as aquarium division director from 1985-89 before founding the nonprofit Aquarium Society and launching what has become a role model for a successful partnership between the public and private sectors. During his long tenure, a number of milestones were achieved, including major expansions at all three facilities and securing over $100 million in support for the aquariums, including the 2011 reconstruction of Jennette's Pier.
"It's hard to summarize all that Neal has done for the North Carolina Aquariums through the years," Holding said. "His vision and leadership have helped make them what they are today-among the most popular and recognized public aquariums in the nation."
Barnes also has enjoyed a long career with the aquariums. After graduating from N.C. State University's College of Design, he began as curator in 1980 and later went on to serve as director of the aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores for 20 years. After retiring from the state in 2009, he joined the Aquarium Society staff where he has led fundraising efforts and membership programs as director of development. In that role, he helped grow the aquariums' membership rosters and launched popular giving programs like Aquarium Scholars.