Making Waves Foundation Board of Directors
The Foundation is governed by a five member board of directors appointed by the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority. Board members are appointed for a two-year term and may serve up to three terms.
Bill Bryden was appointed to the Foundation as one of three inaugural members. He is retired from IBM and active in the community. Bill previously served as a board member of the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority serving two terms as Chairman. Bill is a member of the Landfall Foundation, the Wilmington Railroad Museum Board of Directors and UNCW Adult Scholars.
Honorable Lara Padgett Secretary
Laura Padgett served four, four year terms as a member of the Wilmington City Council. Laura has been an independent financial advisor, insurance agent and stock broker, specializing in Qualified Retirement Plans. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the National Multimodal Steering Committee and has held several roles on the boards of the National League of Cities and the North Carolina League of Municipalities.
Christine McNamee Vice-Chair
Christine McNamee recently retired from the New Hanover County Department of Social Services where she served as Assistant Director for Economic Services for several years. Chris previously served as a board member of the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority serving two terms as Chairman. She currently serves as secretary of the Wilmington Health Access for Teens Board of Directors and is a member of the Board of Smart Start of New Hanover County.