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A Dedicated Team of Leaders
Springmoor is a nonprofit corporation guided by an all-volunteer, unpaid board of directors. Members of the board share their valuable expertise and leadership skills garnered from years of professional and personal life experiences. These dedicated individuals are committed to maintaining Springmoor’s high quality and financial strength, ensuring residents are well served today and far into the future.
Board of Directors
Charles B. Ballard, President
Charles Ballard retired as a regional vice president with Lowe’s Companies Inc. of Mooresville, North Carolina. He is a member and past director of NC Home Builders Association and has served as a director for the Raleigh/Wake County chapter. He is also a former director of Northwestern Bank and First Union, both in Raleigh. Ballard is an active member of Millbrook Baptist Church and past chair of the church’s board of trustees, finance committee, building committee and deacons.
Ernest Carraway, Vice President
Ernest Carraway has practiced real estate law for more than 28 years and is a partner in the law firm of Layton & Carraway, PA. He is also a certified public accountant who has lectured in the department of accounting at North Carolina State University, and continues to teach accounting, tax and business law courses. A law graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carraway practiced law in Greenville and taught at East Carolina University for five years before moving to Raleigh in 1982. He is an active member of Greystone Baptist Church.
Judy Hill, Secretary and Treasurer
Judy Hill is a Raleigh native and the founder and CEO of High Cotton, a national men’s apparel brand headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. Judy spent her younger years in Raleigh, graduating from UNC Chapel Hill before moving to Washington, DC with her husband, Frank, where they raised their three sons. Her family returned to Raleigh in 2012. Judy has been very active in starting new Young Life programs in Northern Virginia and North Carolina and new Fellows Programs in Charlotte and Raleigh, and has served on the boards of both. She was the Director of the Infant Care Project in Washington DC, an outreach and fundraising effort, benefitting the pregnant mothers who lost spouses in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Judy is an active member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Her parents, Barbara and Dick Volk, currently reside at Springmoor.
Nina Cole, Director
Bill Baxley, Director
Bill Baxley began his career as a registered Pharmacist. He worked for 47 years with Kerr Drug and has recently retired as Senior Vice President of Merchandise and Marketing. He is member of the North Carolina Retail Merchants Service Corporation Board of Directors. Bill is a member of Greystone Baptist church and is currently serving as Deacon, Trustee, and Chairman of the Missions Committee. Billl enjoys golf, woodworking, kayaking, travel and attending the sporting events of seven grandchildren.
Mary Ann Freeman, Director
Ms. Freeman was born and raised in Western North Carolina in a small town called Canton. She is a graduate of Brenau College Gainesville, Georgia, now Brenau University, where she received her BA in Secondary Education. Mary Ann was very active in many activities as a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority during her college years.
She moved to Raleigh in 1978 and began her banking career with First Federal Savings and Loan. During her 30-years banking career, she worked as Branch Manager/Vice President of several branches in North Raleigh. Today, she remains an active member of the Woman’s Club of Raleigh for over 25 years and has served on the Springmoor Endowment Board since 2017. Mary Ann enjoys traveling, playing bridge and spending time with friends and family.
William "Bill" Marley, Director
Bill Marley is a native of Robeson County and 1962 graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and Registered Land Surveyor in North Carolina. Bill worked for 32 years with the NC Department of Transportation and retired from state government in 1994 as State Highway Administrator leading the NCDOT Division of Highways. He was then Vice President with the international consulting engineering firm Parsons, Inc. for 10 years.
Bill and high school sweetheart Frances were married in 1961 and have two sons and four grandchildren. Bill and Frances moved to Springmoor in March 2017, a year before her death. Bill is on the Springmoor Endowment Fund Board of Directors and serves on several Resident Association committees including the Endowment Committee and Management Advisory Committee. He was elected to the Springmoor, Inc. Board of Directors in 2022. Bill has published 7 books, including 33 short stories about his life and adventures with Frances. He is frequently at his Holden Beach cottage and hometown farm.
His interests lie in world history, archeology, Scottish heritage, and Native American Culture.
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