Sue Cole

Sue Cole

Sue W. Cole

Ms. Cole has been a Director since 2002, and is currently the managing partner of SAGE Leadership & Strategy, LLC, an advisory firm for businesses, organizations and individuals relating to strategy, governance and leadership development.

She was previously a principal of Granville Capital Inc., a registered investment advisor, from 2006 to 2011. Before that, Ms. Cole served as Regional Chief Executive Officer of the Mid-Atlantic Region of U.S. Trust Company, N.A., from 2003 to 2006, and as Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Trust Company of North Carolina and its predecessor, North Carolina Trust Company.

Ms. Cole serves as Chair of the Management Development and Compensation Committee of Biscuitville, Inc., where she was previously Chairman of the Board. Ms. Cole has previously served on the public-company board of UNIFI, Inc. She also serves on the Investment Committee of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and as a member of the North Carolina Economic Development Board. Ms. Cole is also past Chairman of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Cole attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration in Finance.

Independent Director