James Y. Preston

Former President at Arts & Science Council

James Y. Preston

James Y. Preston

Former President at Arts & Science Council

Overview
Career Highlights

The North Carolina State Bar
Arts & Science Council

RelSci Relationships

353

Number of Boards

11

Birthday

1938

Age

81

Number of Awards

2

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Executive Director, Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community at Foundation for the Carolinas

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Flagship Brands LLC

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Director at Catawba Valley Community College Foundation, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer & Vice President at BMC Fund, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Vanguard Furniture Co., Inc.

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Treasurer at Catawba Valley Building Supply, Inc.

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Owner at More Lace Gift Shop

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Director of Local Impact in Forsyth County at The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust

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President at BancBoston Capital, Inc.

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Professional at Spectra Energy Corp.

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James Y. Preston
Former President at Arts & Science Council
Education
JD, with High Honors
Class of 1961

UNC School of Law was founded in 1845 and is part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation's first state-supported university. The school has been approved by the American Bar Association since 1928. Carolina Law prepares outstanding lawyers and leaders to serve the people and institutions of North Carolina, the nation and the world. Home to numerous centers and initiatives, the school offers strong expertise in civil rights, banking, environmental law, intellectual property, entrepreneurial and securities law, critical studies, bankruptcy and constitutional inquiry.

BA
Class of 1958

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill also known as UNC, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or simply Carolina is a coeducational public research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. North Carolina has been consistently ranked among the highest ranked universities in the United States and is one of the original eight Public Ivy schools that provide an Ivy League experience for a public schooling price. After being chartered in 1789, the university first began enrolling students in 1795, which allows it to be one of three schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States.

Memberships
Fellow

TO BE THE PREEMINENT RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR THE EMPIRICAL STUDY OF LAW BY CONDUCTING RESEARCH.

Member

The Order of the Coif is an honorary scholastic society the purpose of which is to encourage excellence in legal education by fostering a spirit of careful study, recognizing those who as law students attained a high grade of scholarship, and honoring those who as lawyers, judges and teachers attained high distinction for their scholarly or professional accomplishments.

Member
Prior

The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. ALI drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, Model Codes, and Principles of Law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

Career History
President
1988 - 1989
President
1986 - 1987

SEE SCHEDULE O.THE ARTS & SCIENCE COUNCIL (ASC) IS: THE COMMUNITY'S CHIEF ADVOCATE FOR ARTS, SCIENCE, HISTORY AND HERITAGE, A GATHERER AND STEWARD OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMMUNITY RESOURCES, AN INVESTOR OF THOSE RESOURCES IN THE CULTURAL SECTOR AND COMMUNITY, THE STRATEGIC PLANNER FOR THE COMMUNITY'S CULTURAL SECTOR, AND THE PUBLIC ART AGENT FOR THE CITY OF CHARLOTTE AND MECKLENBURG COUNTY. THE MISSION OF THE ORGANIZATION IS BUILDING APPRECIATION, PARTICIPATION AND SUPPORT FOR ARTS, SCIENCE, HISTORY AND HERITAGE IN CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG. THE VISION IS TO SHAPE A VIBRANT CULTURAL LIFE FOR ALL.

Of Counsel
1965 - Prior

Parker Poe traces its roots back to 1884, when it was founded by Heriot Clarkson, later a Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. By 1990, the Firm (then known as Parker, Poe, Thompson, Bernstein, Gage & Preston) had grown to more than 65 lawyers, and had one of North Carolina's most sophisticated general corporate and business practices, as well as strong practices in the areas of litigation, the environment, tax law, real estate and lending. In 1990, the Firm merged with the 30-lawyer Raleigh firm of Adams, McCullough and Beard, which was founded in 1965 by Governor Terry Sanford and several other attorneys and which was recognized for its litigation, legislative and public finance practices. In 1992, Parker Poe established an office in Spartanburg, South Carolina to serve existing business clients and to take advantage of the fast-growing upstate South Carolina business region. In 1996, the Firm also opened an office in Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, where it now conducts a general business and governmental relations practice. Parker Poe opened its third South Carolina office, in historic Charleston, in January 2004, which has more than doubled in size since its opening.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
1972 - Current
Chairman
2003 - Prior

Bank of Granite Corp. operates as a bank holding company. The company provides financial solutions to individual and institutional clients. These solutions include individual, group and short-term insurance, personal financial services such as estate planning, trusts, wills, personal loans, health management, savings and linked products, business fitness assessment and insurance investment management, asset management, property asset management, stock broking, employee benefits, risk management and capital market activities. The company's banking activities include the taking of demand and time deposits and the making of loans, secured and unsecured, to individuals, associations, partnerships and corporations. The firm's portfolio segments include commercial and industrial; real estate construction; real estate commercial mortgage and consumer. Bank of Granite was founded on June 1, 1987 and is headquartered in Granite Falls, NC.

Member, Board of Directors
2005 - Current
Member, Governing Board of Directors
2002 - Current

Foundation for the Carolinas operates as a community foundation. It provides medical research, education, health and community development services. The company was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.

Chair Emeritus, Board of Directors
Current

THE GREATER CHARLOTTE CULTURAL TRUST MANAGES CHARITABLE PERMANENT FUNDS IN SUPPORT OF THE ARTS & SCIENCE COUNCIL CHARLOTTE/MECKLENBURG AND ITS CULTURAL PARTNERS.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $2,499
2013

Charlotte Ballet is an American private company located in Charlotte, NC, that operates dance academy.

Political Donations
$125
2008
$500
2004

Co-Founder at Carousel Capital

$1,000
2002

Co-Founder at Carousel Capital

Awards & Honors
2009
University of North Carolina - Distinguished Alumnus Award
1961
Admitted to the North Carolina Bar
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