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
Christian Blanck, Credit SuisseDan Lah, Red Hat
Teia Robinson, Director of Apex High School’s AOITMichael Murphy, Dell Inc.
Connie Freeman, N/AThomas Morgan, RTI
Tony Ganzon, Sun Tech MedicalRob Sauerwalt, IBM
Jill Gibson, N/A*Craig Statham, SAS
Basil Guevarra, Builders MutualJohn Winterroth, ATI
Ed Gustin, N/ADewang Bhasvar, Dell Inc.
Sheri Hardy, American AirlinesSean D. McNulty
Rich Henderson, LenovoDrew 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.