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New officers, members elected to the Appalachian State University Foundation Board

BOONE—Wayne D. Duncan of Raleigh, R. Vaughn Hayes of North Wilkesboro and Thomas “Ted” Chandler Jr. of Burlington have been elected to one-year terms as officers of the Appalachian State University Foundation.

Brandon T. Adcock and J. Kathryn Blanchard of Charlotte and Larry Stone of Wilkesboro have been elected to four-year terms as members of the board.

Duncan was elected chairman of the board. He has been a member of the board since 2004. He is a former member of Appalachian’s Board of Trustees and Alumni Council, and the Walker College of Business Advisory Board.

Duncan also has served as director of the Yosef Advisory Board and chairman for National Alumni Campaign for Appalachian (1989-94).  His awards include the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Service Award and Athletics Hall of Fame recognition.

He is a retired executive vice president of First Citizens Bank, and currently serves as a consultant for the bank. Duncan graduated from Appalachian with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education and also attended the LSU Banking School of the South.

Hayes was elected vice chairman of the board. He is past president of Appalachian’s Alumni Council, and a former member of the Board of Trustees, the College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Council, and Yosef Club Advisory Council. He has been a member of the foundation board since 2002.

Hayes received the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Service Award in 2003. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in history from Appalachian and a Master of Business Administration degree from Wake Forest. Hayes recently retired after a 38-year career with Lowes Companies Inc. His most recent position was senior vice president of store planning and environment.

Chandler was elected secretary of the foundation board. President of Chandler Concrete Company, Chandler earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in finance and management from Appalachian. He has been a member of the foundation board since 2009.

Chandler is past president of Alamance Community College Foundation, vice president and board member of Boy Scouts of America-Old NC Council, board member of Alamance Regional Medical Center Inc. and chairman of the Investment Committee of Alamance Community College Foundation.

He has served as a board member of Alamance County United Way and as the vice chairman Government Liaison for Alamance County. He was named Director of the Year in 1999 for his service with the Alamance County Chamber of Commerce.

Adcock has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Appalachian. He is a former Appalachian Student Ambassador, Walker College of Business Holland Fellow, and member of Phi Eta Sigma, and Omicron Delta Kappa.

Adcock is co-founder of Direct Digital LLC and the owner of Holey Duck LLC. Direct Digital is a leading consumer products company based in Boston and Charlotte. Holey Duck is a marketing company.

Blanchard earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communication from Appalachian. She is a member of Appalachian’s Department of Communication Advisory Board and a former member of the Appalachian Leadership Committee. She served as President-North America of IPREX, an Atlanta-based public relations organization. She has previously served on the boards of the Hornet’s Nest Girl Scout Council, the BRIDGE Jobs Program, and the Children’s Law Center.

She is president of Crown Communications in Charlotte.

Stone retired this year as president and chief operating officer of Lowe’s Companies Inc., where he held various executive positions. He also served as vice chairman of Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation for more than 12 years. He serves on the board of directors of Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. and General Parts International (CARQUEST).

Stone has served for more than 20 years on the Wilkes Chamber of Commerce Board as a director and officer.  He also serves as a trustee for Wilkes Community College, and serves on the boards of Wilkes Education Foundation and Presbyterian Healthcare in Charlotte.

Current board members whose terms were renewed for four years are Hugh M. Cummings IV of Burlington and Dan R. Williams of Salisbury. Duncan’s term as a member of the board also was renewed for four years.

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