FIRST North Carolina is a nonprofit dedicated to bringing access to a high-quality FIRST experience to every student in North Carolina. Incorporated in 2012, FIRST North Carolina is fortunate to have a talented and dedicated governing board to oversee operations.

Your contribution to FIRST North Carolina is tax-deductible!  Please join our dedicated Board in making FIRST an intergral part of the culture in North Carolina. Donate today!

2019-2020 FIRST North Carolina Governing Board of Directors

Kevin Gordon - Chair; Collins Aerospace

Chris Widmann - Immediate Past Chair; Extreme Networks

Melissa Wittner - Chair-Elect; Inmar

David Kaiser - Secretary; Office of Science, Technology & Innnovation,
NC Dept. of Commerce

Deborah Porto - Treasurer; Johnston Community College (retired)

Ramesh Akkiangadi - Honda Aircraft

Claudia Anderson - TE Connectivity

James Conrad - UNC Charlotte

Denise Cox - Cisco

Herman Holt -UNC Asheville

Glenn Kleiman - Friday Institute

Merwan Mehta - East Carolina University

Bob Nelson - JAGGAER Software

Mark Rohlinger - Bosch Rexroth

Brandon Rose - John Deere

Laurie Schaefer - IBM

Alex Seidita - MetLife

Tristan Springmeyer - Credit Suisse

Dan Stancil - NC State University

Paul Yanik - Western Carolina University

FIRST North Carolina Staff

Marie Hopper - President
Julia Wagner - Program Director
Rick Phillips - FRC Program Manager
Michaela Settle - Social Media Intern
Tom Gerber - Event Manager
Fiona Last-Powell - FIRST Senior Mentor

 Annual Reports and Audited Financial Statements Available Upon Request