ECU Foundation welcomes new board members

Two new members recently joined the East Carolina University Foundation Board of Directors. The board operates to provide strategic direction, resources and professional expertise to carry out the university’s fundraising objectives. The members were elected in July and will serve four-year terms that end in June 2025.

“We are excited to welcome our new board members who undoubtably will be assets to the foundation. Our board is committed to stewarding all gifts to the university and our new members will help us promote and strengthen ECU,” said Chris Dyba, vice chancellor for university advancement and president of the ECU Foundation.

Todd Ervin and Kathy Herring (Contributed photos)

The new members are:

Todd Ervin ’94

Todd Ervin is the vice president of marketing for Primo Water North America and leads customer experience and innovation for the company. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from ECU and his MBA from Webster University. After earning his commission from ECU’s Army ROTC program, Ervin served as an Apache attack helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army from 1995 to 2000. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Elizabeth ’96, and their dog, Bama. Outside of work, Ervin enjoys scuba diving and cooking.

Kathy Herring ’90 ’95

Kathy Herring is the lead estimator for AG’s Home Solutions for Pitt and Beaufort counties and has over 20 years’ experience in fund development, governmental affairs and nonprofit management. Herring also serves on the boards of directors for the ECU Alumni Association, Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce, IBX Home Builders Association and the United Way of Pitt County. Herring is a native of Greene County and holds two undergraduate degrees from ECU. She is married to Doug Gomes ’73 and has three children, one of whom attends ECU.


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