The President's Council Executive Committee

Pat Barron

Pat Barron, B.B.A. ’75

Patrick K. (Pat) Barron served as chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 1996 to 2011. His responsibilities included the day-to-day operations and administrative matters of the bank, as well as all operating and support functions for financial services activities at the corporate headquarters in Atlanta and the branch offices in Birmingham, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville, and New Orleans.

Dan Smith

Dan Smith, B.B.A. ’ 89

Dan Smith is a serial entrepreneur, organizational growth driver and change agent with a consistent track record of success across a wide variety of financial services companies. As president and shareholder of NBC Mortgage, an independent division of National Commerce Corporation, Smith leads the residential mortgage banking efforts for all National Commerce Corporation/National Bank of Commerce brands, which he saw to their successful acquisition by CenterState Bank in April 2019.

Robert Denholtz

Robert “Bob” Denholtz, B.B.A. ’71  

Vice President of Strategic Engagement
Bob Denholtz is president, CEO and director of DureX Inc., a New Jersey-based contract manufacturer of metal stampings, sheet metal fabrications, assemblies and finished products for Fortune 500 companies. Established in 1946, DureX employs a staff of over 150. The company has steadily increased revenues by growing its customer base through contract manufacturing and acquisitions.

Silvia Rodriguez

Silvia Rodriguez, B.B.A. ’82  

Vice President of Programming
Silvia Rodriguez is a community volunteer currently serving on several non-profit boards and executive committees, including Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte and the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, as well as the advisory board and finance committee at the Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem.

Alice Vilma

Alice Vilma, B.B.A. ’99  

Vice President of Membership
Alice Vilma is a managing director on the Multicultural Client Strategy Team at Morgan Stanley. In this role, she works with her partners at the firm to strengthen Morgan Stanley’s connection to the multicultural business community by identifying, developing and executing commercial opportunities with corporate, government, institutional and individual clients.