NEWS RELEASE January 5, 2012
The Winston-Salem Foundation Announces Three New Committee Members and Names 2012 Officers
Dr. Gary Green
WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem Foundation welcomes Dr. Gary Green, Carlyle Kinlaw, and Mike Wells to The Winston-Salem Foundation Committee, the Foundation’s primary governing body. Dr. Gary Green has been President of Forsyth Technical Community College since July 2001. His leadership in economic and workforce development efforts includes establishing Forsyth Tech as a leader in biotechnology education. He has hosted visits to the College by President Bush in 2003 and President Obama in 2010, and is a frequent regional and national presenter on workforce development and community college issues. Dr. Green serves on the Education Council for the Manufacturing Institute and has served on the American Association of Community Colleges’ Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He serves on the boards of Winston-Salem Alliance, the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, Winston-Salem Business, Inc., and serves on the advisory board of Piedmont Triad Research Park. Dr. Green earned his B.A. and M.A. in English and his Ed.D. from the University of Kentucky. He was appointed in 2012 by The Winston-Salem Foundation Committee.
Carlyle Kinlaw is a retired senior vice president and senior portfolio manager for Bank of America. His volunteer service has included serving on the Finance Committee of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts; serving on the Small Business Committee and Allocations Committee of the United Way of Forsyth County; and serving on the national committee and chairing the North Carolina affiliate of the American Heart Association. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University and earned a Masters in Business Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Kinlaw was appointed to the Committee in September 2011 by Bank of America. Mike Wells is a partner with the law firm Wells Jenkins Lucas & Jenkins. He is currently president-elect of the North Carolina Bar Association, serves on the Academic Affairs Committee of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and serves on the board of the WFU Baptist Medical Center Research Park. He is a regular contributor to WFDD radio, authors a monthly legal column in the Winston-Salem Journal, and hosts a weekly call-in radio show on WSJS 600-1200 AM. His service in the community is wide-ranging, including currently serving on the boards of the United Way of Forsyth County, the Department of Social Services, Winston-Salem Business, and North Carolina Baptist Hospital. Mr. Wells received a BA from the University of Virginia and his JD from Wake Forest University. He was appointed to the Committee in 2012 by the senior resident judge of the State Judicial District containing Forsyth County.
New Committee Officers Kay Lord will serve as chairman of The Winston-Salem Foundation Committee for 2012. Other officers appointed to serve in Committee leadership positions in the coming year are: Drew Hancock, vice chairman; Vernon Winters, treasurer; and, Tommy Hickman, secretary.
Outgoing Committee Members The Foundation is most appreciative of the invaluable leadership and community service of the following two Committee members who each completed two terms of service on the Foundation Committee at the end of 2011: Lynn Brenner Eisenberg and Paul Wiles.
The Winston-Salem Foundation is a community foundation that supports charitable programs in the greater Forsyth County area. Founded in 1919 by Colonel Francis Fries with a $1,000 gift, it now administers over 1,300 funds, and had total custodial assets of over $270 million at the end of 2010. In 2010, the Foundation granted more than $18 million to charitable causes, over $2.6 million of which was through the Community Grants program.