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New members of Appalachian’s Board of Visitors announced

BOONE—Nine individuals have been appointed to Appalachian State University’s Board of Visitors.

They are Stacy Eggers IV of Boone, Reba Mortez of Boone, James Broyhill of Charlotte, Susan Mills of Fayetteville, Maj. Gen. Edward M. Reeder of Fayetteville, Mary Elizabeth Tillman Barwick of Greensboro, Steve Wyatt of Hendersonville, Frank Gentry of Hickory and Andy Munn of Raleigh.

The new members each will serve a three-year term on the board.

The 30-member board advises and assists the chancellor and members of the Board of Trustees on public policy matters that impact the university. The board also advises and assists with the university’s fund raising activities and needs.

Eggers is a 1998 Appalachian graduate and a member of Eggers, Eggers, Eggers and Eggers Attorneys at Law in Boone. He was named to An Appalachian Summer Festival Advisory Board in 2009.

Moretz is a former member of Appalachian’s Board of Trustees, serving two four-year terms beginning in 1999. She is a member of An Appalachian Summer Festival Founder’s Society and has served on the College of Arts and Sciences Advancement Council. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian in 1953 and a master’s degree in 1954.

Broyhill is a 2006 graduate of Appalachian. He is an investment and land specialist with the Robert Pittenger Company in Charlotte. He recently began a specialty furniture company, Heritage Handcrafted. He also is president of Broyhill Vacation Properties and a broker with the Broyhill Group.

Mills graduated from Appalachian in 1981. She is a part-time pharmaceutical representative with PDI. Mills has been active with the Appalachian Alumni Council and the Yosef Club. She is chair of the board of directors of the Highlands Chapter of the American Red Cross. She also serves on the Cumberland County Library Board of Trustees and the Junior League of Fayetteville.

Reeder is commanding general of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg. A 1981 Appalachian graduate, he was commissioned in the infantry through Appalachian’s ROTC program. He was honored as a distinguished alumnus of the university in June.

Barwick is a principal with 2468 Partnership Inc., a corporate, non-profit and political fundraising firm. She also has worked with UST Inc. as manager for political programs and the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates PAC. She also has worked as a manager for political programs for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. She has served on the advisory board for Appalachian’s Department of Communication. She received a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian on 2000.

Wyatt is the county manager in Henderson County. A 1983 graduate of Appalachian, he is a member of the ASU Local Government Alumni Association and a past member of the Yosef Advisory Board. He is a member of the N.C. City and County Management Association and the N.C. Association of County Commissioners.

Gentry earned his bachelor’s degree from Appalachian in 1984 and his master’s in 1993. He is vice president of human resources for CommScope Inc., a global leader in connectivity solutions for communications networks. He is a member of the Walker College of Business Dean’s Club and Yosef Club at Appalachian.

A 2001 graduate of Appalachian, Munn is director of policy for Thom Tillis, speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives. He also served as legislative assistant for former Congressman Robin Hayes and was director of public policy for the Real Estate and Building Coalition.