Board of Visitors

The SILS Board of Visitors serve as trusted advisors on educational, research and service programs for the School. The Board assists SILS in enhancing the perception of the School, encouraging the highest quality education, participating in strategic planning, evaluating the School's progress and aiming to increase overall support.

Chair
Fred Stutzman

Founder and CEO, Freedom
Chapel Hill, NC

Committee Members
Larry Alford

Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

Paul Andersen

Vice President of Workforce Enablement Technology, The Walt Disney Company
Burbank, CA

Sean Boothman

IT Auditor, ICE Companies Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Sarah Carrier

SILS Alumni Association (SILSAA) President; NC Research and Instruction Librarian, Wilson Library, University of Noth Carolina at Chapel Hill
Raliegh, NC

George Coe

Chief Operating Officer, Follett and Baker & Taylor (retired)
Charlotte, NC

Meredith Evans

Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Atlanta, GA

Xin Fu

Director of Data Science at Facebook
San Francisco, CA

Wei Gao

Vice President, Technical Advisor to CEO at Amazon
Seattle, WA

Tim Gunter

Partner, KPMG
Belmont, NC

Kevin Lanning

Chief Information Security Officer, University of North Carolina System
Durham, NC

Charles Lowry

Professor Emeritus, College of Information Studies,
University of Maryland, College Park
Chapel Hill, NC

Joyce L. Ogburn

Principal/Founder, FarView Insights; Retired Digital Strategies & Partnerships Librarian / Intellectual Property Consultant, Appalachian State University
Boone, NC

Susan Perry

Senior Advisor, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (retired)
South Hadley, MA

Fred Roper

Dean Emeritus, School of Library and Information Science,
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Daniel M. Russell

Research Scientist, Über Tech Lead,
Search Quality & User Happiness, Google
Mountain View, CA

David Singleton

Director, Live Oak Public Libraries
Savannah, GA

Bernie Todd Smith

Educational Ethics Consultant
Rochester, NY

Duncan Smith

EBSCO Information Services, Chief Strategist for Public Libraries
Durham, NC

Sarah Snow

Information Management Consultant
Chapel Hill, NC

Julie Walker

Assistant Vice Chancellor & State Librarian,
Georgia Public Library Service ~ University Systems of Georgia 
Atlanta, GA

Leo Yakutis

Information Security Officer, DXC Technology
Cincinnati, OH