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Current Board of Directors
 
Anthony G. Scheer, Chair
Rawls, Scheer, Foster & Mingo, PLLC
   
Nicole H. Sodoma, Vice-Chair
Sodoma Law, P.C.
   
Scott Harris, Treasurer
Choate Construction
  
Anita Blowers, Ph.D., Secretary
UNC Charlotte
    
Andy Barbee
GreerWalker, LLP
     
Russ Brinson
Horack Talley
  
Brian Church
Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A
  
Carolyn Dubay
NC Judicial Standards Commission
  
Gonzalo E. Frias
Duke Energy Corporation
  
Alyssa Levine
Arnold & Smith, PLLC
  
Paul Meggett
Charlotte School of Law
  
Dennis Milligan
WBTV
   
Allan Singer
Singer Law Firm, PA
    
Reginald Tuggle
First United Presbyterian Church
   
Thomas G. Walker
Alston & Bird, LLP
  
Jonathan Watkins
Moore & Van Allen, PLLC
     
Billy A. Wilson
Philanthropist
       
Committee Assignments
    
           
  Gonzalo E. Frias
   Office of General Counsel
 
 Duke Energy Corporation
  
gonzalo.frias@duke-energy.com
 
     
Biography:  
    
Gonzalo E. Frias is an attorney and manager within Duke Energy’s Law Department. He presently leads the company’s strategic efforts related to outside counsel engagement and legal practice management. Prior to joining Duke Energy in early 2014, he was a commercial litigator with Winston & Strawn and McGuireWoods, two large international law firms with offices in Charlotte. While in private practice, he frequently represented Fortune 50 companies in business disputes in state and federal courts around the country.

Mr. Frias volunteers in numerous community service roles. He currently serves as regional president for North Carolina and South Carolina of the Hispanic National Bar Association. As regional president he is also a member of the national organization’s board of governors. He also maintains an active pro bono docket through partnerships with Legal Aid of North Carolina and Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont. Mr. Frias has handled numerous pro bono cases over the years, ranging from custody petitions to representing indigent clients in housing disputes.

Mr. Frias obtained his law degree from the American University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science and business administration from the University of Florida. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and Mecklenburg County Bar.
       
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