Board of Trustees 2016-2017

2016-2017 Leadership

Hans Peterson, Board Chair


Relationship to Cannon:
Current Parent
Board Member Since: 2013
Subcommittee: Executive, Finance
Occupation: Owner/CEO – Superior Industrial Maintenance Company, Inc.; Managing Partner – Hillsborough St. Capital Partners, LLC
Education: North Carolina State University (B.S. Engineering); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School (M.B.A.)
Fast Facts: Married to Siobhan. Father of Connor '20, Liam '23, and Andrew '25. Enjoys spending time with family, tennis, golf, and watching college sports and Panthers football.
Blake Evans, Vice Chair


Relationship to Cannon: Current Parent
Board Member Since: 2013
Subcommittee: Advancement
Occupation: Attorney
Education: Meredith College (B.A. in English); Wake Forest University (J.D.)
Fast Facts: Member of Cannon Family since 2009. Married to Linn. Mother of Emerson '21, Leighton '23, and Griffin '26. Enjoys traveling with my family and reading
Scott Wickerham, Secretary


Relationship to Cannon:
Current Parent
Board Member Since: 2015
Subcommittee: Executive, Finance
Occupation: Managing Director, Funds Treasurer at Nuveen/TIAA
Education: The Ohio State University (B.S. B.A in Finance)
Fast Facts: Member of the Cannon Family since 2013. Married to Rebeccah. Father of Connor '25, Cate '27, and Cooper '29. Enjoys spending time with family, mountain biking, skiing, going to the beach, and watching college sports.
Jim Michaels, Treasurer


Relationship to Cannon: Current Parent
Board Member Since: 2012
Subcommittee: Finance
Occupation: Managing Director at Bank of America Corporate Investments
Education: The University of Georgia (Ph.D. in Economics)
Fast Facts: Married to Dr. Carolyn Lyons. Parent of Claudia '17. Parent of a Charlotte Children's Choir chorister since 2007. Fluent in Spanish and enjoys audiobooks, hiking, playing piano, and traveling with family.

2016-2017 Board Members

Joan Ankrom


Bio information coming soon.
Dr. Kristin Baker


Relationship to Cannon: Current Parent, Alumni Parent
Board Member Since: 2011
Subcommittee: Committee on Trustees, Executive Committee
Occupation: Physician (Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist)
Education: UNC Chapel Hill (B.S. in Zoology); UNC School of Medicine (M.D.); Residency in Psychiatry; Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Fast Facts: Member of Cannon Family since 2000. Married to Scott. Mother of Leah '13, Kelli '15, and Michael '17. Enjoys tennis, skiing, running, reading, traveling, and Carolina games.
Dr. Michael Bitzer


Bio information coming soon.
Kathy Bray


Relationship to Cannon: Past Parent
Board Member Since: 2014
Subcommittee: Committee on Trustees
Occupation: Associate Dean of Students at Davidson College
Education: Davidson College (B.A. in International Studies)
Fast Facts: Parent of Will Merrell '10. Enjoys reading, gardening, and visiting my children at college.
Horace Bryan


Relationship to Cannon: Current Parent
Board Member Since: 2012
Subcommittee: Committee on Trustees
Occupation: Director of Portfolio Management at TIAA-CREF
Education: Boston University (B.A. Political Science), University of Phoenix (M.B.A. Technology Management)
Fast Facts: Member of Cannon Family since 2010. Married to Reisa. Father of Madison '24 and Coleson '27. Enjoys traveling and spending time with family.
Dr. Mark Fromke


Relationship to Cannon: Current Parent, Alumni Parent
Board Member Since: 2014
Subcommittee: Campus Master Planning
Occupation: Radiologist with Charlotte Radiology
Education: Wheaton College, BS in Chemistry; Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MD
Fast Facts: Married to Heidi (works in the Cougars' Den). Parent of Eric '14, Justin '16, Peter '18. Enjoys spending time with family, sports, hiking, and exercising.
Matt Gossage, Ex-officio


Relationship to Cannon: Alumni Parent, Head of School
Board Member Since: 2006
Occupation: Head of School, Cannon School
Education: Vanderbilt University (B.A. in English and M.A.T. in English); Harvard Graduate School of Education (M.Ed.)
Fast Facts: Married to Linda. Father of four.
Tom Kabasakalian


Relationship to Cannon: Current Parent
Board Member Since: 2011
Subcommittee: Committee on Trustees
Occupation: Strategic Planning Manager at Wells Fargo
Education: SUNY Buffalo (B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and M.B.A.)
Fast Facts: Married to Lisa. Father of Lucas '20 and Dylan '22. Enjoys sports and chess.
Jeff Leck


Relationship to Cannon: Current Parent, Alumni Parent
Board Member Since: 2015
Subcommittee: Finance
Education: University of Virginia (B.S. Commerce)
Fast Facts: Member of Cannon Family since 2011. Married to Genevieve. Father of Alex '15, Thomas '18, Matthew '23, Annalise '25, and Celine '35. Enjoys international travel, reading, and lacrosse.
Harry McKay


Bio information coming soon.
Steve McLeod


Relationship to Cannon: Current Parent, Alumni Parent
Board Member Since: 2012
Subcommittee: Chair, Campus Master Planning
Occupation: Real Estate
Education: Georgia Tech University (B.S. in Chemistry); Stanford (M.S. in Engineering Management)
Fast Facts: Married to Portia. Father of Alex '13 and Raquel '17. Enjoys tennis, water sports, snow skiing, and hiking.
Grey Mills, Jr.


Bio information coming soon.
Dr. Adam Ortiz


Relationship to Cannon: Current Parent
Board Member Since: 2014
Subcommittee: Finance
Occupation: Organizational Psychologist
Education: Park College (B.A. in Social Psychology); University of St. Thomas (Doctorate in Counseling Psychology)
Fast Facts: Married to Connie. Parent of Isabella '19. Enjoys spending time with family and friends, endurance sports, and traveling.
Susan Schneider


Relationship to Cannon: Current Parent
Board Member Since: 2009
Subcommittee: Finance, Committee on Trustees
Occupation: Senior Vice President at Bank of America
Education: Clemson University (B.S. in Financial Management)
Fast Facts: Member of Cannon Family since 2007. Married to John. Mother of Victoria '20, Julia '25, and Samuel '25. Enjoys spending time with family, watching sports, gardening, reading, and entertaining.
Dr. Kym Selden


Relationship to Cannon: Current Parent
Board Member Since: 2015
Subcommittee: Campus Master Plan
Occupation: Pediatrician
Education: Duke University (B.S.) UNC-Chapel Hill (M.D.)
Fast Facts: Married to John. Parent of Jack '20, Riley '23, Dylan '27. Enjoys running, reading, and family time.
Dr. Jon Ter Poorten


Relationship to Cannon: Current Parent
Board Member Since: 2015
Subcommittee: Campus Master Planning
Occupation: Mohs Surgeon at Dermatology Group of the Carolinas
Education: Trinity University (B.A. Biology), Duke University Medical Center (internship), Medical University of SC (dermatology), Boston Medical Center (fellowship)
Fast Facts: Married to Maryanna. Parent of James '25 and Grace '27. Enjoys spending time with family, reading, travelling.
Dr. Nehal Thakkar


Bio information coming soon.
Bianca Wittgraefe


Relationship to Cannon: Current Parent
Board Member Since: 2014
Subcommittee: Committee of Advancement
Occupation: Owner, Europa Design
Education: Completed in Germany
Fast Facts: Moved to the USA in 2000 from Ganderkesee, Germany. Married to Jochen and the Mother of Emma '23 and Lily '25. Member of the Cannon Family since 2010. Active in the community as a local employer (Europa Design, Name South LLC, Deutsche LLC). Enjoys spending time with family and friends, interior design, tennis, and entertaining.
Victor Yang


Bio information coming soon.

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