New members of our Board of Directors bring new “blood” and new life to the mission of CIS. It is through the careful selection of new board members and the critical engagement of their passion, skills and connections that we continue to grow and develop for the benefit of our schools, families, participants and community. This year, we welcomed the following to our board “family”:
During the day, John serves as Vice President of Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services Inc. where he and his team are responsible for over $115 million in client assets. In his personal time, he has served with great admiration as one of the pioneer mentors in our African-American Male Initiative. Not only has he excelled as a mentor to one of our young boys, but he has provided extraordinary opportunities for the boys to learn more about investing and the stock market, etc. Mr. Aderholdt’s other personal and community involvements include Greensboro CROP Walk as a member of the Steering Committee and past Treasurer and First Lutheran Church where he served as past Treasurer and Council Member.
This “Jersey girl "serves as Youth Services Superintendent at the City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation. Michelle leads envisioning, goal setting, implementation and evaluation of the City’s youth program initiatives and oversees the department’s teen programs, including the Greensboro Youth Council and Summer Night Lights. Michelle serves as a City contact for community initiatives such as Say Yes and Healthy Relationships Initiative. She has extensive experience in working with teens to give them opportunities for recreation, volunteering, and advocacy.
Claire Ricci serves as the Dean of Adult Education at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC). Claire is a former board member of the United Way of Alamance County and serves on the North Carolina Community College Adult Education Advisory Board and the North Carolina Community College System Workforce Development Leadership Committee. We very much look forward to Claire’s leadership as we seek to fortify our relationship with GTCC and the variety of opportunities it presents for our students in career-technical preparation and workforce development.