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The Economics Department Advisory Board (EDAB) is a group of alumni and alumnae of UNC Economics that convenes each semester to learn more about the research, teaching and service in Economics at Carolina and to advise the faculty on issues related to student development.  These advisers, both graduate program and undergraduate alums, are individuals who care passionately about their alma mater and about the students currently studying Economics at UNC.  They have proved to be a valuable asset to our department’s faculty and students as we innovate in the major to provide our students with the best possible preparation for “the real world”, whether that is finding a job, preparing for graduate school, or simply learning deeply about the economic workings of sectors of the world’s economy.

2022-2023 Economics Department Advisory Board Members


Scott F. Bass ’90
Merrill Lynch
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management

Jay H. Bryson ’80, ’89
Wells Fargo & Company
Managing Director, Chief Economist

Mark J. Buono ’86
College of Charleston
Visiting Instructor and Director of the Carter Real Estate Center

Aletha G. Burgess ’04
Wells Fargo
Technology Executive

Courtney M. Cavatoni ’93

Janet L. Chess ’88
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

Kyle L. Clements ’91
RBC Wealth Management
Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor

Claude E. Courbois ’88
NASDAQ Stock Exchange
Retired, Vice President

Julie B. Edwards ’84
Synovus Bank
Senior Director in Wholesale Credit Risk Management

Jennifer “Jennie” L. Ellison ’89
Microsoft Corporation
Senior Business Program Manager

Matthew “Matt” M. Guest ’97
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Partner Corporate & Securities

Kimberley “Kayce” C. King ’86
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Senior Vice President, Trust and Wealth Advisor

Scott A. Ogle ’97
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Andrew “Andy” C. Pike ’04
Wells Fargo Securities

Jonathan F. Pingle ’03
BlackRock, Inc.
Managing Director & Head of Economics for Global Fixed Income

Jason T. Rein ’05
Wells Fargo Securities

David T. Robinson ’92
Duke University

Nicole W. Rubin ’91
Impact Solutions
Founder, Principal

Ryan S. Wesslen ’07
Machine Learning Engineer

Mel A. Williams ’88
TrueBridge Capital Partners
General Partner

Shannon B. Winslow ’95
WebMD Health Services
Director of Strategic Accounts

H. “Alex” Winters ’01
North Bridge Capital
Managing Director

L. “Brian” Worrell ’92
General Electric, Baker Hughes
Chief Financial Officer


We partner with the Arts and Sciences Foundation to coordinate the membership and activities of the Advisory Board. If you are interested in learning more about the EDAB or other ways that you can help the department, please contact Donna Gilleskie, Chair of the Economics Department, and Cassie Diltz, Director of Development for the Arts and Sciences Foundation.