Board of Directors

The board of directors of the Duke Alumni Association comprises alumni who represent the general body of alumni and alumni from the graduate school and the schools of divinity, business, engineering, environment, health administration, law, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and public policy, as well as an alumni representative from the editorial advisory board of Duke Magazine.

Members are either nominated by other alumni or appointed by their individual graduate or professional schools. The business of the board is to keep apprised of and be advised on the programs and services offered by the university’s Office of Alumni Affairs.

Nominate alumni to serve on the Duke Alumni Association's Board of Directors.

Board members support the mission of the association – engaging, connecting, and celebrating alumni and friends of Duke University – by helping to guide the Office of Alumni Affairs, serving as formal and informal representatives of the university, and sharing their expertise to further DAA and university projects and programs.

The most successful candidates have made a sustained commitment to Duke over many years, contributing their time and effort as well as financial support. Other attributes that are helpful include creativity, leadership skills, and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively in both small and large groups.

We also seek candidates who will make our board more diverse so it will better represent the 150,000 Duke alumni across the country and around the world.

Learn more about board member roles and responsibilities.

The deadline to make nominations for the next round of appointments is March 1, 2014.

2013-14 Board of Directors

Jeffrey C. Howard '76, P'06, P'09, P'11
Jeffrey C. Howard '76,
P'06, P'09, P'11

Lewisville, NC

Jeffrey C. Howard '76, P'06, P'09, P'11 is Executive Vice President of Salem Investment Counselors, Inc., a Winston-Salem-based company which manages assets for individuals, families, foundations and endowments.  Before joining Salem in 1996, Mr. Howard practiced law for 15 years with Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP.  As a partner at Kilpatrick Stockton’s Winston-Salem office, he practiced in the areas of commercial litigation.   Before joining the law firm, Mr. Howard was a judicial clerk to United States District Judge Franklin T. Dupree, Jr.  He is a past president of the Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association.  

After graduating from Duke in 1976, Mr. Howard went on to earn his law degree at the University of Tulsa.  He is President of the Duke Alumni Association Board of Directors, and was a 2011 Reunion Co-Chair and member of the Parents Advisory Council in 2005-09.  He is a past Chair of the Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation board of Directors and founder and Chair of the Board of The First Tee of the Triad, a chapter of the national organization designed to foster character development and life skills in kids through the game of golf.  Mr. Howard has also served as president of the Parent’s Association and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Forsyth Country Day School.

Mr. Howard and his wife, Carson Dowd Howard T’76, have three daughters: Sally T’06, Cameron T’09, and Abigail T’11.

Mr. Howard was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2011 and will serve a four-year term on the board, two years as an observer and two years as a voting member.  He is a member of the Human Resources and Undergraduate Education Committees.

Shep Moyle
N. Shepard Moyle '84, P'15, P'17
Roanoke, IN

N. Shepard Moyle '84, P'15, P'17 is the owner and CEO of Shindigz, one of the world’s largest internet providers of party supplies, decorations, and favors serving the US and 55 countries worldwide offering over 35,000 items through 6 different e-commerce brands. Shindigz was proud to have been named the online party retailer of the year in 2008. Prior to Shindigz, he worked as a brand manager for Frito Lay inc for five years in Dallas, Texas and is the proud father of restaurant style Tostitos tortilla chips.

Shep has been active in the Young President’s Organization for over 18 years and served as the International Chairman of the Board in 2005-06 visiting over 80 countries in 270 nights on the road visiting YPO members and chapters. He also has served as Chairman of the Parkview Health System a regional health provider in northeast Indiana employing over 6,000 persons. He currently also serves on the board of Canterbury School and the Fort Wayne Country Club.

At Duke, he was elected student body president as a sophomore and graduated with an A.B. in political science and history. He then received his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1986. He has remained active at Duke as a member of the Athletic Advisory Board, serving on the Fuqua school entrepreneurship innovation board, serving as alumni interviewer and serving on his 25th reunion committee.

He has three children, Madison, Chase, and Max who are all rabid blue devil fans. Shep’s wife Wendy is a native fan of the Indiana Hoosiers but has also become an honorary Blue Devil. They have just moved into their new home with their three dogs— Duke, Boomer and Bella—and look forward to more visits to Durham.

Hardy Vieux '93
Hardy Vieux '93
Immediate Past President and Chair, Nominating Committee
Alexandria, VA

Hardy Vieux ’93, is currently a consultant to the Washington, D.C.-based firm of Martin & Gitner. Previously, he was of counsel at the firm of Blank Rome LLP in Washington, D.C. His current practice focuses primarily on white collar criminal defense and complex civil trials. He represents clients in the areas of public corruption, national security litigation, health care fraud, and Congressional and governmental investigations. He has represented a wide array of institutional and individual clients—including major technology companies and manufacturers, real estate developers, pharmaceutical companies, and military service members—in cases ranging from securities fraud and breach of contract to detainee abuse and juvenile justice issues.

Before moving to private practice, Mr. Vieux served as a criminal appellate defense counsel in the United States Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he served as lead counsel in a capital punishment case, as well as argued issues involving Fourth Amendment search and seizure, Sixth Amendment ineffective assistance of counsel, and procedural due process. He frequently serves as a commentator on military justices issues on NPR, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal, among others.

Prior to his tour of duty as a Navy lieutenant, Mr. Vieux clerked for Judge Richard P. Matsch of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.

Mr. Vieux serves on the District of Columbia Bar’s Pro Bono Committee. In June 2010, the D.C. Bar awarded Mr. Vieux its Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year. He has provided pro bono representation in juvenile criminal justice matters and has represented clients seeking asylum before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. He has co-led three medical humanitarian relief trips to Haiti in the wake of the January 2010 earthquake. Mr. Vieux also co-chairs Blank Rome’s D.C. pro bono committee.

In August 2009, the president of the American Bar Association appointed Mr. Vieux to its Task Force on Treatment of Enemy Combatants, which he chaired until fall 2011. Mr. Vieux also serves as the secretary-treasurer of the National Institute of Military Justice. In December 2012, the D.C. Bar appointed him to serve on its Nominating Committee, which nominates candidates for Bar office.

He is the immediate past-president of the national Duke Alumni Association. In that capacity, he also serves on Duke University’s Board of Trustees. He is also past-president of the Duke Club of Washington and co-chaired its civic engagement arm—Partners-in-Education—from 2005 until 2010.

Mr. Vieux is a 1997 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and Ford School of Public Policy. While in a law school, he helped establish the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, serving as its first symposium coordinator and later editor-in-chief of volume 2. While in law school, Mr. Vieux helped establish an asylum and refugee law project, which exists to this day. Mr. Vieux earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in 1993, where he served as student body president in 1992-93.

Mr. Vieux was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Haitian immigrants. Having been raised in Haiti, Mr. Vieux is a fluent Kreyὸl speaker.

Sterly Wilder '83
Sterly Wilder '83
Associate Vice President for Alumni Affairs
(919) 684-5114

Sterly Wilder ’83, of Durham, N.C., serves as secretary-treasurer of the DAA Board and is the associate vice president, Alumni Affairs, for Duke.

After graduation from Duke, Sterly went to work in Alumni and Development Records, researching lost alumni. In 1985, she began working with the Duke Annual Fund, where she ran the phonathon program, the young-alumni program, the 55th reunion gift drive, and the Parents' Fund (but not all at once!). She was promoted to director of the Annual Fund in 1991. In August of 2004, Sterly became executive director of Alumni Affairs, and in 2009, was promoted to Associate Vice President.

Duke is integral to Sterly's life, and she views her work as a way to give back to an institution that has done so much for her and her family. Her father, Pelham Wilder, retired in 2000 as a professor of chemistry and pharmacology after more than 50 years on the faculty. He also served more than 20 years as university marshal. Now Sterly is assistant university marshal.

She is also an academic advisor for first-year and sophomore students, has served on the Duke Club of the Triangle board, and volunteered for her fifth, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th and 30th reunions and as an Alumni Admissions interviewer. She has also served as President of the Ronald McDonald House Board of Directors and the Durham Academy Alumni Board and is currently a member of the Durham Academy Board of Trustees and the Board of the Council of Alumni Association Executives. She was actively involved with the Volunteer Center of Durham as a Board member and volunteer and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties.

DAA Board Vice Presidents

Michael Bennett

D. Michael Bennett '77
Washington, DC

Jack W. Boyd '85

Jack W. Boyd '85
New York, NY

Amy Hepburn '97, M.P.P. '01

Amy Hepburn '97,
M.P.P. '01

Alexandria, VA
Sanford School of Public Policy

At Large Directors

Mary Kristin Klein

Mary Kristin Klein ’82
San Rafael, CA

Joanne M. O'Connor

Joanne M. O'Connor '92
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Rodney Pitts

Rodney Pitts '67, P'13
Charlotte, NC

Young Alumni Representative

Connie Chai

Connie Chai '10
Minneapolis, MN

Jin-Soo Huh '09

Jin-Soo D. Huh ’09
Silver Spring, M

Lara Jones '08

Lara L. Jones ’08
Seattle, WA

Duke Magazine Editorial Board Representative

Sarah Hardesty Bray '72

Sarah Hardesty Bray '72, P'14
Washington, DC
Duke Magazine Editorial Board Representative

Professional School Representatives

Andrea Brownlee

Andrea Barnwell Brownlee A.M.'99, Ph.D.'01
Graduate School Representative
Smyrna, GA

Abby Williford

Abigail Williford Kocher ’00, M.Div.’06
Divinity School Representative
Richmond, VA

Courtney Lorenz

Courtney E. Lorenz M.E.M. ‘06
Nicholas School of the Environment
Durham, NC

Kathleen Viall Gallagher

Kathleen Viall Gallagher B.S.N.'75
School of Nursing Representative
Ambler, PA

Judith Ann Maness M.H.A. '83

Judith Ann Maness M.H.A. '83
Health Administration Representative
Wilson, NY

Diana Bures McNeill '78, M.D.'82, P'08, P'10

Diana Bures McNeill '78, M.D.'82, P'08, P'10
Medical School Representative
Durham, NC

Susan Prosnitz

Susan M. Prosnitz '89
Law School Representative
Washington, D.C.

William Senner

William B. Senner B.S.E.’06, M.E.M.’06
Pratt School of Engineering
Durham, NC

Jennifer Skeesick

Jennifer Moody Skeesick D.P.T. ’06
Grad. Program in Physical Therapy
Mountain Home, ID

Robin ten Kate M.B.A.'03

Robin ten Kate M.B.A.'03
Fuqua School of Business Representative
Midlothian, VA

Faculty Representatives

Student Representatives

John Bailey

John Bailey '09, JD'16
Graduate School Representative
Durham, NC

Blaise Cote

Blaise Cote '09,  MBA'15
Graduate School Representative
Durham, NC

Nathan Robertson

Nathan Robertson '15
Graduate School Representative
Durham, NC

Honorary Members