The Advisory Board promotes partnerships between businesses and public high schools, and works with the Academy Director/Manager in providing the following essential functions:

…industry experience to support Academy curriculum.
…paid internships for Academy students.
…access to industry training classes for teachers.
…industry familiarization tours for teachers and students.
…scholarships for outstanding students.
…an advocate for the Academy to educational, political, and business communities.
…encouragement for other community businesses to establish paid internships for students.
…student recruitment.
…budget development for Academy activities.
…fundraising to support Academy activities.
…promotional activities for the Academy.
…expansion of Academy programs.


Everette Allen, North Carolina State UniversityAndrew Taylor, North Carolina State University
Manoj Bhatia, VerizonKerry Kendall, Fidelity
David Clark, LORD CorporationDan Lah, Red Hat
*Teia Robinson, Director of Apex High School’s AOITCharles Mihiliak, Syngenta
Koneh Farrar, Wake TechThomas Morgan, RTI
Connie Freeman, N/AMichael Murphy, Dell Inc.
Tony Ganzon, Sun Tech MedicalRob Sauerwalt, IBM
Jill Gibson, N/ADavid Schmitt, NetApp
Basil Guevarra, Builders Mutual*Craig Statham, SAS
Ed Gustin, N/AChris Wheeler, Wake Tech
Sheri Hardy, American AirlinesJohn Winterroth, ATI
Chris Hanburger, AOL/VerizonDewang Bhasvar, Dell Inc.
Rich Henderson, LenovoSean D. McNulty, Parker Hannifin Corporation
Drew Hill, Apex High School—————————————————————————————–
*Founded the Advisory Board.


If you are interested in serving on the AOIT Advisory Board, please contact Craig Statham or Teia Robinson.