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Jennifer Lucas, M.Ed.

Chief Academic Officer


Justin Matthews, M.Ed.

Chief Operating Officer


Reference List by Category

Charter School Operations/ Development/Financing

Bert Newsome, Managing Director (Retired)
Education Finance Group
Truist/BB&T Capital Markets/Truist
200 South College Street, Suite 750 Charlotte, NC 28202
T: 704-954-1418
C: 336-254-3146

Rhonda Dillingham, Executive Director
NC Association for Public Charter Schools

P.O. Box 4877
Asheboro, NC 27204
(336) 669-9996

Seth Klempner, Director
Rosemawr Management LLC
810 Seventh Avenue 27th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Main: (212) 286-9474
Direct: (212) 400-7392

Deanna Smith, Executive Director
Mallard Creek STEM Academy
9142 Browne Rd, Charlotte, NC 28269
(631) 707-6449

Steve Griffin, President/Owner
Insurance People of North Carolina
Workers’ Compensation | Insurance People
Office: 919-383-0442 
Mobile: 828-443-0085 

Kevin Melvin, Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM)
IMA Financial Group
Education Practice Lead
4000 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC

Richard Harmon
Executive Managing Director, Head of Education Banking
Mobile: 614.506.1976

Kevin Arrowood – GBA, GBDS
Employe Benefits Consulting
Jeffcoat & Jeffcoat Insurance
200 Caughman Farm Ln
Lexington, SC 29072

Michael Olkes – CEO
3 Oaks Resource Group Int’l
PH: 305.781.3113  
FX: 305.254.8349

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