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NCCVE Board of Directors & Staff
Members of the board of directors of the N.C. Center for Voter Education:
David Beck serves as current president of the N.C. Center for Voter Education.
David Beck, president
Mary Morgan, vice president
Elaine Whitford, treasurer
C. Elizabeth Dove
Melanie Wade Goodwin
Dr. Jarvis Hall
Hon. Grier Martin
Former U.S. Senator Robert Morgan, president emeritus
Staff of the N.C. Center for Voter Education:
Brent Laurenz serves as executive director of the N.C. Center for Voter Education.
Brent Laurenz, executive director
Brent Laurenz joined the Center as director of outreach in 2010. Prior to that, he worked in policy and government relations for the Civil War Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of our nation’s endangered Civil War battlefields. He received a bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech and a master's degree in political management from George Washington University.
In addition to his work at the Center, Brent also serves on the Board of Directors for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Triangle and the Wake County Historic Preservation Commission.
Katie Sparrow, director of policy & outreach
Katie Sparrow joined the Center in 2012 as the director of policy &
outreach. Previously, she served as senior manager for policy at the United
States Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC, working with their India
Business Council. In this role Katie advised and advocated to the U.S.
government and the Government of India on business and trade related issues.
Before working at the U.S. Chamber Katie served as international affairs
manager for the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), also in
Katie earned a Master of Arts in international economic relations from the
School of International Service at American University and graduated magna
cum laude from Lynchburg College with a BA in international relations.
Bryan Warner, director of communications
Bryan Warner oversees the Center's broadcast, print and online communications, serving as general manager of VoterRadio.com, editor of The Voter Update Magazine and project manager for the Center's print and online voter guides. He earned a bachelor's degree in communication and Spanish from Western Carolina University and an associate degree in Web technologies from Wake Technical Community College.