Thomas AdamsBoard Chairman, Thomas Adams

Mr. Thomas R. Adams brings with him over 30 years of experience in the finance field. He joined Reynolds American in 1999, after 14 years as a partner at Deloitte & Touché LLP. He is a CPA with memberships with the Board of Directors for technology Concepts & Design, Inc; NC Association of CPA’s; the American Institute of CPA's; the Old Hickory Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  His financial expertise and voluntary dedication are welcomed qualities to our board.

 

Arthur KingVice Chairman, Arthur King

Arthur T. King, Ph. D has been owner and managing member of King Analytics, LLC since 2005. Dr. King retired from his role as Dean of WSSU's School of Business and Economics in June 2005. After over 10 years in administration, he remained as a Tenured Professor of Economics until 2006. He has served as an American Council of Education Fellow at Duke University, Associate Professor for AFIT, Tenured Professor at Baylor University, and retired from the U.S. Air Force. Dr. King has contributed his economics expertise and leadership talents to numberous Boards, Commissions, and organizations nationwide. His experience and knowledge is a great asset to HAWS.

 

Alfred AdamsAlfred G. Adams

Alfred G. Adams is a retired partner in the Winston-Salem office of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP.  He is a former high school teacher and coach and a former adjunct professor at Wake Forest University (WFU) School of Law. He holds a bachelor of arts and a Juris Doctor degree from WFU. Adams' legal career has focused on all aspects of real estate transactions and he has practiced law from 1973 until retirement. In 2004, Alfred was named the Leading Real Estate Attorney in N.C. by "North Carolina Business" magazine and he is now a member of the N.C. Business Hall of Fame. He has been active in the revitalization of downtown Winston-Salem (W-S) and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter; as Immediate Past Chair of W-S Business, Inc., the economic development entity for W-S and Forsyth County; as a member of the Executive Committee of the Downtown W-S Partnership; and as Chair of the Downtown W-S Foundation. In 2011, he was named a “Citizen Lawyer” by the N.C. Bar Association in recognition of his years of community service.

 

Jemmise BowenJemmise Bowen

Ms. Bowen is a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical state University and holds a BS in Manufacturing Technology. A local community advocate, Ms. Bowen is an employee of a local service provider to homeless families. Ms. Bowen brings a first-hand perspective on the needs of the homeless community and those in need of housing. She is fortunate to be able to use her passions for service and advocacy for the community to the Housing Authority Board.

 

Kelly CasonKelly Cason

Ms. Cason has over six years’ experience at PepsiCo in Winston- Salem.  Because of her outstanding customer service she has received two Circle of Excellence General Manager awards, several Top Sales awards and she is a multiple quarterly champion winner.  Her innovative skills will bring a useful perspective to the Haws Council. Kelly’s energy is rivaled by her work ethic, which is why people flock to her for advice and guidance. This dedicated, hardworking mother of three active boys still dedicates time to contribute to the community. Kelly currently has affiliations with Mosaic, Women at PBC, CSC CONNECT and is a United Way Young Leaders.

 

Sharon CovitzSharon B. Covitz

Dr. Sharon B. “Shari” Covitz, Ph.D. retired after 15 years at Forsyth Technical Community College (FT) where she was instrumental in reactivating the Forsyth Tech Foundation, a supporting foundation of the College. In addition to being Executive Director of the Foundation, she was responsible for the areas of Development, Alumni Relations, Marketing, Planned Giving and Grants as well Vice President for Institutional Advancement. She currently volunteers in several nonprofit organizations including Leadership Winston-Salem (Past Chair), the Women’s Council of the Forsyth Medical Center Foundation (Board of Directors), The Women’s Fund (Finance Committee) of the Winston-Salem Foundation, Stratford Rotary (Past President), and Friends of Brenner Children’s Hospital. She has a B.A. and Ed.M. degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. from Boston College.

 

Andrew PerkinsAndrew Perkins

Andrew M. Perkins, Jr. is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities and Engineering at NC A&T State University in Greensboro, N. C. Prior to that appointment, he served as the University Engineer. Before coming to NCA & T, Perkins retired with the rank of Colonel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 29 years of distinguished service. He served as commander and district engineer for both the Norfolk and San Francisco Districts, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers; he was the facilities construction program manager, Office of the Assistant Chief of Engineers; an Area Engineer in Saudi Arabia; and was a battalion commander and Assistant Corps Engineer with the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, NC. During his career with the Corps of Engineers, he had the opportunity to work with the Departments of Transportation in California and Virginia to enhance transportation and environmental needs in those states. The Governor appointed him as a member of the N. C. Board of Transportation in 2003, where he still serves. Perkins received his B. S. degree in architecture from Hampton University, his M. S. degree in architecture from the University of Wisconsin, and is a graduate of The National War College in Washington, D.C. He and his wife, Dr. Mary T. Perkins, make their home in Winston Salem, NC and have two adult children.

 

William RoseWilliam C. Rose, MBA, CPA

Mr. Rose has a diverse background with 35 plus years of experience. He attended Virginia Military Institute and UNC – Chapel Hill for his undergraduate schooling and received his MBA from UNC -Chapel Hill. He joined Cannon & Company CPAs in Winston-Salem in 1986 and was named the firm's managing partner in 1988. William contributed to his profession by serving as an officer and committee member at the local and state level with the NC Association of CPA's. William retired from Cannon in 2008 after thirty-three years in public practice. In retirement, he has been an adjunct accounting professor for Winston-Salem State University and teaches for the NC Association of CPA's and other training firms. William also serves as a Board member/ treasurer/volunteer with several area organizations.

William and his wife, Julee have lived in Winston-Salem since 1986.  They have four adult children and eight grandchildren.

 

Evelyn SandersEvelyn W. Sanders

Ms. Sanders joined the Board of Commissioners in December of 2010. She is a retired educator with a Masters Degree in Business Office Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She attended undergraduate school at Norfolk University and is a member of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Educational Sorority. Ms. Sanders currently serves as an alternate on the Forsyth County Zoning Board of Adjustments. She actively serves her local community as an advocate for education and self sufficiency.