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Founding & Charter Members

Thank you to our fourteen Founding Members and two Charter Members for creating an amazing organization!



Ted Bachman

James Chambers

Steve Drago

James Easterlin

Victor Font

Bill Gascoigne

Cef Gonzalez

Paul Goodson

Cliff Kaufman*

Carson Longo

Larry Lytle

Charles Seeman

Bill Snell

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Charter Members


Penney Kervill

Henry White

* Cliff Kaufman passed away on September 1, 2015 at the age of 60 after a battle with kidney cancer. He possessed a BA in Chemistry from UNC Chapel Hill and a Doctorate in Inorganic Chemistry from LSU. He served on the adjunct research faculty at NC State and held executive roles at M-real, Terminal Corporation, International Paper, Glatfelter Company, and Olin-Ecusta. Cliff's legacy lives on as a result of his mentorship and assistance to entrepreneurs via SCORE and NCER.