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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.
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.
|James Borden - Staff Representative
James has covered everything from the Dix Park controversy to North Raleigh party mansions. James has been a contributing freelancer to the Record since he first wrote about the rise of community gardens in December of 2012. In addition to freelancing for the Record, he has a full-time job covering the construction industry for a trade paper and serves on the board of directors for the nonprofit organization WomenNC. A Pennsylvania native, James graduated with a BA in English with a journalism concentration and a minor in political science from the University of Delaware in 2004. He moved to North Carolina in 2008 and has lived in Raleigh since 2010.
|Laura Fiorilli-Crews - Treasurer
Laura Fiorilli-Crews is a Chapel Hill native who grew up in Roanoke Rapids and Cary, hopped around the country to pursue her education, and is thrilled to be back home in the Triangle. She has a bachelor's degree in U.S. History from the University of Chicago and a master's in journalism from the University of Florida. Laura began her journalism career in small-town North Carolina newspapers, and most recently was homepage editor of TBO.com, a regional news website in Tampa, Fla. Currently teaching communications at Wake Technical Community College, Laura has joined the Raleigh Public Record board in hopes of finding a better way of doing business for the profession she loves. She has traveled to all 50 states and all 100 North Carolina counties. She is married with one daughter.
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.