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New Head of RTP Foundation Joins CED Board


Bob Geolas, recently hired as chief executive officer of the Research Triangle Park Foundation, has another duty - he soon will be a member of the board of directors at the Council for Entrepreneurial Development.

Geolas and six other people were elected to the CED board. Their two-year term begins July 1.

Other new members include: Larry Bettino, general partner, StarVest Partners; Glen Caplan, shareholder, Robinson Bradshaw; Gary Hayes, managing director, Scale Finance; Nick Jordan, founder and managing director, Smashing Boxes; Giles Shih, CEO, BioResource International; and Craig Stone, CEO, HireNetworks.

Eric Linsley, managing partner at Pappas Ventures, remains the chair of the board, and David Spitz, chief operating officer at Channel Advisor, is chair-elect.

Helga Leftwich, partner at Hutchison Law Group, is the secretary, and David Hood, audit partner at Ernst & Young, is treasurer.

Remaining on the board are: Kyle Breischaft, Emergency Technologies; Lee Buck, BlueBright Ventures; Kent Christison, K & L Gates; Joe Colopy, Bronto Software; John Crumpler, Hatteras Venture Partners; Mike Elliott, Noro-Moseley Partners; Vipin Garg, Tranzyme Pharma; Jonathan Gindes, Affinergy; Collin Hill, Cherry Bekaert & Holland; John Kerr, York Commercial Properties; R. Brooks Malone, III, Hughes, Pittman & Gupton; Chris Matton,; David Rizzo, NCIDEA; Laura Robinette, PwC; David Routh, Bank of America; Chip Royce, Lenovo; Lori Spivey, Financial Directions Group; Teresa Spangler, PlazaBridge Group; Alan Spurgin, Square 1 Bank; Wright Steenrod, Chrysalis Ventures; Rob Tyler, Poyner Spruill; and Rik Vandevenne, River Cities Capital Funds.