Our Board of Directors

Maxine Burgess, MBA., is the CEO of Binsured Advisors LLC., an author, and an Insurance Producer who believes in empowering and educating people to find healthcare and other life solutions to protect their health and assets. Maxine serves as, the Secretary for Sanford Professional Women and the Director of Business Mentorship Program for Greater Greensboro Black Chamber of Commerce. Maxine holds a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in Global Business Management.

Carol Hewitt lives in Pittsboro, NC. In 2010, she launched Slow Money NC, a non-profit that provides affordable loans to sustainable farmers and local food entrepreneurs. Carol’s also the author of Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food with Slow Money, sharing stories of generous lenders and hard-working borrowers in the hopes it would inspire others to do the same.

Desiree’ Lockhart is a Webb Squared entrepreneur who started her business, Bukka’s ‘Bucha, while in college in the year 2021 making and selling kombucha to promote college student health and wellness. She became part of the first Webb Squared entrepreneur cohort in 2022, and has been receiving mentoring, resources, and coaching from them ever since.

Frank J Phoenix is a graduate of NC State University. He served 24 years as an Environmental Engineer measuring air pollution from large industrial facilities across the US. In 2000 he set up a family foundation, the Phoenix Foundation, with assets from a company his grandfather started in Durham, NC in 1917. For the last 22 year he has served as President of the foundation.

Evan Springfield-Cobb is Financial Advisor through Edward Jones. He has a passion for helping individuals with understanding key concepts to live a fulfilling life. Evan is a also a founding member of WEBB Squared and a WEBB Squared entrepreneur. Evan is a native of Durham, NC. and graduate of Winston Salem State University.

Lysandra Weber is the owner of Geek Chic Fashion in Pittsboro NC. She is an entrepreneurial professional with a focus on marketing and small business – experienced in integrated marketing strategy, social media marketing and digital strategy, consumer products marketing, new product launches, creative apparel design & manufacture, sustainable business strategy, small/entrepreneurial business strategy and venture development.

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