Cape Fear Ocean Labs is rooted in South Eastern North Carolina and is supported by community leaders and organizations in the Cape Fear Region and beyond. Our community is critical to realizing our vision by providing valuable advice and volunteer services to advance our mission and programs.

Strategic Advisory Council

The CFOL Strategic Advisory Council includes business and community leaders who share the CFOL Vision and provide advice to the Board of Directors on business and technology strategy.

Kristin Anderson
– Principal, 3GIMBALS

Fred Brown – Chief Growth Officer at Starfish Enterprises, LLC

Chris Coyle
– Founder and CEO, Futurist at TAO: Tethra Advisors and Officers

Steve Dial
– President and CEO, Dial Cordy Associates

Greg Hays
– Senior Scientific Technical Manager (SSTM) 
-Director of Rapid Prototyping & Experimentation
– US Navy / NAVWAR / Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic

Joan Keston
– Attorney

Cindy Koonce
– Sales leader with diverse experience in business development and customer relationship management

Mary MacPherson
– President M2Works LLC

Dr. Freda Porter
– President at Lumbee Tribe Enterprises, LLC

Bart Whitman
– Managing Partner, Trident Advisors 
– Senior Managing Director, Boustead & Company

Larry Cone
– Founder and CEO, Kitepipe Boomi Integration Services

Members and Friends

Alliance for the Blue Economy

First Flight Venture Center

Lumbee Tribe Holdings, Inc.