Our board of directors meets every other month to discuss policy and financial issues, leading the Record in its path toward becoming a sustainable, strong organization in Raleigh. We are always looking for new board members who want to help our organization grow. Contact us for more information.
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Born in Chicago, Chris spent most of his early years in growing up in various locations on the East coast, including a four-year stint in Raleigh in the mid-70s. He moved to Raleigh for good in 1996 and is the Senior Manager, Information Technology at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, Chris spent time at Lulu and IBM. Chris was the founder of Raleighing, the city's first hyperlocal blog, which began in early 2005 and ran strong for two and a half years. He lives downtown with his wife, Molly, owner of the popular Raleigh-based Mollybeads, and their three dogs. Chris is also a singer, performing with the North Carolina Master Chorale and the Oakwood Waits.
|David Brown - Treasurer
Originally from Houston, David moved to Raleigh at 16. He graduated from Broughton High School and went on to North Carolina State University. After college, David began his career in financial services with a local bank working in various consumer and commercial business lines and capacities. Now with Fidelity Bank, David works to serve the community by helping locally owned small- and medium-sized businesses with all of their banking and borrowing needs. In addition to serving on the Board of the Raleigh Public Record, he actively supports and volunteers with several organizations including The American Red Cross and LifeCare/Gateway, as well as his local church as a Deacon and youth leader. David is happily married with 3 fantastic children.
Charles founded Raleigh Public Record in September, 2008 after a stint as a reporter and producer at North Carolina Public Radio. Charles got his real start in journalism in a New York City jail when he was arrested while covering the protests at the 2004 Republican National Convention for Technician, the N.C. State University student newspaper. Since then his work has appeared on or in NPR, the BBC, Agence France Press, the Independent Weekly and others. Charles graduated from Wake Tech in 2003, N.C. State in 2005, and received a certificate in documentary studies from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke. He is now a part-time masters student at Duke where he's making up his own journalism program.
|Scott Misner - Secretary
Scott is an experienced communicator and instructor with 20 years of brand management experience. He is president of Misner & Associates Public Relations, a Raleigh-based idea factory handling some of the region’s more pressing public-private issues. Scott has worked with statewide and national media on a wide-range of issues, including race relations, social justice, and poverty. He is a specialist in consumer behavior with experience across the spectrum of industry. Scott is a graduate of Purdue University and the University of North Carolina where he has been an adjunct professor in the Journalism School’s top-ranked Public Relations department for 11 years. He currently serves on the boards of Self-Help Credit Union and the St. Augustine’s University Community Development Corp.
Terrance Ruth earned his Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the University of Central Florida. He also holds a Masters degree in Educational Leaders from Nova Southeastern and a BA in History from Oglethorpe University. Terrance is a Principal for AMIkids in Raleigh NC and he has taught on all levels of education. Terrance has experience in both public and nonprofit sectors and specializes in cultural concepts surrounding poverty, politics and religion. He has published academically on the topics of governance, social work, neo-colonialism, and globalization. Terrance moved to Raleigh less than two years ago and lives with his wife and newborn.
|Jennifer Suarez - Chair
Jennifer first inhaled the addicting scent of newsprint while working at her college newspaper, the Daily Egyptian. She later interned and worked at several papers in Illinois, including a stint at the State Capitol, where she caught glimpses of a freshman Obama. Jennifer moved to Raleigh in 2007 to work for NBC17 news as a web and broadcast producer. In 2010, she left news to start her own business, The Final Drafts, providing small business owners with website and marketing copy. She has a bachelor's degree in print journalism from Southern Illinois University and a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield. Jennifer and her husband love travel, downtown Raleigh and riding bikes on the greenways.