The North Carolina A&T Real Estate Foundation Elects Four New Board Members
Three of the four board members are North Carolina A&T State Univeresity alumni
EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. – October 19, 2022 – The North Carolina A&T Real Estate Foundation (The Foundation) announced today that it has added four new members to its board of directors. The new members include Nakira Devon Carter, Americas Global Transition Senior Program Lead for Cushman & Wakefield, James Cox, Chief Executive Officer for the Greensboro Housing Authority, Niketa Greene, Diversity & Inclusion Director and Interim Chief Inclusion Officer for Cone Health, and Thomas E. Powers III, Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Charlotte.
At Cushman & Wakefield, Nakira Carter manages a team of seven global program leads inside the global occupier services organization and ensures the success of the client outsourcing model throughout the life of each contract. Along with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture and minor in Urban Design and Community Development from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Carter has more than 20 of years of real estate experience and managing multi-functional teams through all facets of the commercial real estate process.
As Chief Executive Officer for the Greensboro Housing Authority (GHA), James Cox is responsible for providing affordable housing and essential services through various business units, reaching more than $74M in annual revenue. He oversees GHA’s business units that include property management, resident services, rental subsidy administration and corporate real estate development transactions and provides strategic direction and implementation of all corporate initiatives, business operations and performances. Cox is an N.C. A&T alumnus with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering and received his Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Niketa Greene leads strategic, programmatic and consultative DEI work for Cone Health Enterprise, as the Diversity & Inclusion Director and Interim Chief Inclusion Officer, and emphasizes talent management and health equity strategies. Greene also is an N.C. A&T alumnus with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and received her Master of Public Administration from the North Carolina Center University. She also serves on the board of University Way of Greater Greensboro and is a member of the Guilford Education Alliance Program Leadership Team.
Thomas E. Powers III is the Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Charlotte, providing legal guidance and support to the mayor and city council members since 2010. Powers is a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar in Charlotte and the Linking Lawyers Committee. He also received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from N.C. A&T and his Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia and his Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
“I am overjoyed to welcome Nakira Carter, James Cox, Niketa Greene and Thomas Powers to The Foundation board of directors,” said Foundation Executive Director Kimberly Cameron. “With their impressive and extensive backgrounds and expertise — combined with their familiarity and fondness for not only the region, but the also the University — I am confident The Foundation will be in very capable hands as we continue to grow and position the University with commercial real estate opportunities that benefit students, faculty, staff and the community.”
Carter, Cox, Greene and Powers join the current board of 10 members that include Chair Torian R. Priestly of The Benoit Group, LLC, Vice Chair and Acquisition Committee Chair Russ Parmele of Brown Investment Properties, Secretary and Acquisition Committee Co-Chair Jennifer Duru-Perry of Laurel Street, Treasurer Daniel Lim of SV International Corporation, Audit Committee Chair Clifford Maske of Wells Fargo Corporation, Harold L. Martin, Chancellor of N.C. A&T University, Harold Cogdell of Law Offices of Harold Cogdell, Jr. PLLC, Adrienne Bain of Citizens Bank, Darrell Parry of Wells Fargo Securities and Walker Sanders of The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.
About North Carolina A&T Real Estate Foundation
Chartered March 9, 1946, the North Carolina A&T University Foundation, Inc. was repurposed to the North Carolina A&T Real Estate Foundation. In 2015, the Foundation engaged in a strategic planning process, which resulted in a decision to rename the Foundation and narrow its mission. The North Carolina A&T Real Estate Foundation’s primary purpose is to acquire, own, transfer, sell, develop, build and manage real estate or real estate-related projects in support of the University. For more information, please visit the website, or follow the North Carolina A&T Real Estate Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok or LinkedIn.
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