Foundation welcomes new board members

Published 9:47 am Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Davie Community Foundation welcomed four new and two returning members to the Board of Directors in January.

Lisa Featherngill, Jennifer Hanes, Tiffany Lakey, and Al Spain will serve a three-year term providing leadership through 2020. Ken Lard and Bill Steed return for a one-year term.

The 2018 Executive Board will be led by Chair Dr. Joel Edwards; Vice Chair Phil Fuller; Secretary Amanda Cranfill; and Treasurer Ken Lard.

“We are excited to add such talented and passionate new members to the board,” said Jane Simpson, president. “With the completion of the 5n5 Community Impact Challenge last year our new board will be able to focus its attention on making strategic investments with community fund grants and scholarships.”

Featherngill, CPA/PFS, CFP, is the managing director, wealth planning, for Abbot Downing in Winston-Salem. She is responsible for a comprehensive suite of wealth planning services, including the Abbot Downing Clarity process, custom financial and wealth transfer planning and planning for business transitions. She leads a team of professionals who provide traditional planning in a unique way to align with family governance, history and education programs that reflect clients’ values, priorities and goals. She has provided tax and financial planning services to affluent clients and families for more than 30 years.

As a member of the Association of International CPAs, she has served on several committees and is a member of the Personal Financial Planning Executive Committee. She is a member of the Novant Health Foundation Clemmons board. She was named to Private Asset Management’s “50 Most Influential Women in Private Wealth” in 2016 and 2015 and George Mason University’s “Prominent Patriots” in 2015.

She and husband Lance live in Bermuda Run and have two sons; Reid, who attends UNC Charlotte and Walker, who is a sophomore at Davie High School.

Hanes was the recipient of a N.C. Teaching Fellows Scholarship at East Carolina University. After earning a master’s in education in school counseling from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she worked for 12 years as a counselor and scholarship coordinator at North Davidson High School in Welcome. During that time she held leadership positions in the Winston-Salem and N.C. Jaycees including the vice president of community development for North Carolina.

She moved from Clemmons to Davie County in 2003 after marrying Doug Hanes. After having their first of two sons in 2005, she has enjoyed staying at home and volunteering at Macedonia Moravian Preschool, Shady Grove Elementary, and William Ellis Middle. She recently served as the president of the PTO at Shady Grove and serves as the vice president of the community council at Ellis.

Lakey is a managing director and part of Wells Fargo Securities (WFS)’ Chief Operating Officer (COO) team where she serves as head of strategy for WFS and as COO for the Global Institutional Capital Group (GICG).  In her role as head of strategy, she leads a team responsible for strategic planning, business development and reporting analysis spanning WFS’ investment banking, capital markets & securities businesses.  In her role as COO for GICG, she is responsible for strategic growth and operational oversight of the GICG team, mandated with developing long-term, strategic partnerships with the world’s largest institutional investors (asset managers, alternative asset managers, pensions, sovereign wealth funds and superannuation funds). She serves on the WFS Development & Engagement Council as the women’s diversity champion, and previously co-chaired the development committee. She is a founding member of the WFS Charlotte Women’s Network.  In 2014, Tiffany was selected as one of 19 women to be part of the Women in WFS Leadership Program.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with concentrations in finance and pre-med from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her master’s of business administration from Wake Forest University.

She is a charter member of the Wake Forest University School of Business Alumni Development Council where she co-chairs faculty engagement efforts.  She also serves as a deacon at First Baptist Church of Mocksville and is actively involved with DC Moms, an organization dedicated to childhood education. She lives in Mocksville with her husband, Alan, and their three daughters.

Spain has served as the Fleet & Commercial Manager for Flow GM Auto Center in Winston-Salem for the past 27 years.

His dedicated involvement in the community has included past vice president for the N.C. Association of Minority Businesses, past member of the board of directors for the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, past board member for the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus, and past board member for The Salem Pregnancy Care Center in Winston-Salem.

He and wife Fannie live in Advance and have three grown children and two grandchildren.

Lard and family moved to Davie County in 1995. He serves as managing director for AC Advisors, the external manager of ACM Financial Trust, an Agency Mortgage REIT. He was formerly executive vice president of Triad Guaranty Insurance, where he managed sales and operations.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Towson University. He is an active member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church where he serves as the chair of the finance committee. He enjoys golf, cars and walking.

Ken and wife Kerri have three grown children, Steven, Joey and Rebecca.

Steed is a native of Moore County,  and is a retired school administrator.  After serving as a classroom teacher and assistant principal, he served as a principal in Davidson County and superintendent in Davie County and Greenwood County (SC). He has a bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University and a doctorate of education from UNC-Chapel Hill. He has been involved in numerous community civic and professional activities.  He and his wife, Marie, have three daughters, Mary Catherine Hartley (Seagrove), Page Tutterow (Advance), and Caroline Cress (Advance) and six granddaughters.

“The board extends a warm welcome to our new board members and its sincere thanks to the retiring members Gray Angell, Jane Brookshire, Chris Owens, Carol Quinn, Joan Woodard, and Zach Wright,” Simpson said. “We appreciate and applaud their dedicated service to the board, commitment to Davie County, and incredible generosity in helping meet the 5n5 Community Impact Challenge. Their work will have a lasting impact on the entire community.”