MeckEd Board Elects Erik Lioy as Chair

For Immediate Release

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MeckEd Elects New Leadership

Erik Lioy, MeckEd Board Chair 2017-2018Charlotte, NC – On June 7, 2017 the MeckEd Board of Directors unanimously elected Erik Lioy, National Managing Partner at Grant Thornton LLP, to serve as board chair; Keith Butler, Senior Vice President of Global Risk Management and Insurance at Duke Energy as Vice Chair; Sheryl Craun, Senior Managing Director of Client Services at TIAA as Treasurer and Chris Cope, President of Allen Tate Mortgage as Secretary. MeckEd’s Board consist of nine business leaders representing various sections of industry including healthcare, finance, and banking.

MeckEd’s Board is responsible for the stewardship of an independent non-profit committed to ensuring that all young people in Mecklenburg County have access to the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to thrive. Ross Danis, President of MeckEd said, “It is an honor working for such an accomplished and distinguished Board of Directors. Together, they represent over two hundred years of combined service in support of public education. We could not ask for more inspired and passionate leadership.”

MeckEd’s 2017-18 Board of Directors
Erik Lioy, Chair
Grant Thornton

Keith Butler, Vice-Chair
Duke Energy

Sheryl Craun, Treasurer

Chris Cope, Secretary
Allen Tate Mortgage

Wes Jones, Immediate Past Chair
ai Design Group

Michael Giles

Bill Leonard
Carolinas HealthCare System

Jane Lewis-Raymond
Parker Poe

Richard Nichols
U.S. Trust – Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Pawanjit Singh
Premier, Inc.

About MeckEd: Founded in 1991, MeckEd is a Local Education Fund. All Local Education Funds are part of a family of independent non-profits assisting and supporting public schools while holding them accountable for providing and ensuring excellence and equity for all the children and families they serve. Whereas strategies and tactics change in response to history, context, and community needs, MeckEd’s mission to ensure access to a quality public school education for all remains the guiding principle that informs our work and transcends election cycles and superintendent contracts.



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