Dale Jenkins is the Chief Executive Officer of Medical Mutual Holdings. Founded in 1975, the Group’s flagship company is Medical Mutual Insurance Company of North Carolina, a property/casualty insurance company that specializes in writing professional liability insurance for physicians and healthcare professionals. Additionally, the company owns MMIC Investment Holdings, which possesses various real estate properties and private equity investments.
Currently, Dale serves as the Chairman of the Board for The University of North Carolina Health Care System and Capital Associated Industries. He is the immediate past chair of the NC Chamber.
Prior to joining Medical Mutual in April 1994, Dale spent 16 years with Ernst & Young. He held various positions at Ernst & Young from July 1978 – September 1987 before becoming a Partner in October 1987.
Dale graduated from Wake Forest University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He earned his Certified Public Accountant license in 1980.
Jim is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in accounting. He worked for ten years with Ernst & Young specializing in bank auditing. He then spent twenty-eight years at First Citizens Bank, the first eight as CFO and then twenty years as President, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer. Jim then joined IMC as Managing Director. He retired on October 31, 2016. He currently serves as a Director of Duke Energy. He is also on the board of IMC and two of its portfolio companies, Fleet Feet and RiseMark. In addition, he serves on the board of one other privately held company.
Jim has been involved with numerous local, state and national non-profit service organizations, including serving as Chairman of the President’s Council for the 1999 and 2005 US Opens, which were held in Pinehurst on course #2. He served on the USGA Executive Committee from 2004 to 2012 and was Chairman of the Championship Committee from 2006 to 2009 before serving as President from 2010 to 2012. Jim and his wife Natalie live in Asheville, NC.
Richard retired from his position as Chief Operating Officer of Investors Management Corporation in October 2016 after being actively involved in financial activities for IMC and its affiliates for 31 years. Richard graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before earning his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a former partner at Arthur Andersen & Co., where he worked for 18 years before joining IMC in 1985.
Richard serves on several local boards with particular focus on education and improving the lives of young people. These include the North Carolina Public Schools Forum, the Wake Education Partnership, which presented him with the Friend of Education Award in 2007, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County. Richard has also served as the chairman of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce board and he sits on the Meredith College Board of Trustees. He was a board member and Chair of the Audit Committee of Yadkin Bank. Richard is married to Cindy Urquhart and they have two grown daughters and three grandchildren.
As Director of Community Investment for IMC, Easter Maynard leads ChildTrust Foundation and offers a strong civic-minded voice within the business and philanthropic communities. The charitable arm of IMC, ChildTrust Foundation invests primarily in early childhood education and literacy efforts across North Carolina with a particular focus on serving under-resourced families and communities. In this role, Easter has helped establish an early childhood funders collaborative of nearly 20 grantmaking partners to advocate for strong early childhood policy and practice in the state.
Easter serves on the IMC board of directors and recently took the helm of the Golden Corral board of directors, having served on that board since 2007. She also chairs the board of directors for Camp Corral, which she helped establish in 2012 to strengthen military families by providing summer camp experiences for children of wounded, injured, ill, and fallen military heroes. Thanks to a unique partnership with Golden Corral restaurants, Camp Corral has grown to serve more than 3,300 children a year in camps throughout the U.S.
In addition to her work through IMC, Easter currently serves as board chair for the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and serves on the boards of the North Carolina Network of Grantmakers, Methodist Home for Children, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County. She previously served on the boards of the Triangle Community Foundation, NC Center for Women in Public Service and the NC Conservation Network.
Easter has received numerous awards for her efforts, most recently the 2018 Friend of Education Award from WakeEd Partnership, the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of North Carolina School of Social Work, the 2017 Triangle Community Foundation Catalyst Award for visionary philanthropy, and the 2017 Corporate Philanthropy Award from the Triangle Business Journal. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and communications from Wake Forest University and a master’s in social work and community practice from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ted was the President and CEO of Golden Corral Corporation for 25 years before transitioning to Investors Management Corporation as a Director. Ted holds a B.A. from Abilene Christian University and completed the Graduate School of Business Administration’s Executive Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989. Ted started his career with Sambo’s Restaurants in Santa Barbara, CA, before joining Golden Corral in 1977. He became President and CEO in 1989, winning more than half a dozen awards for distinction in foodservice and hospitality during his tenure.
He is a Past Chairman of the National Restaurant Association and currently serves on the board for IMC, where he has been a Director since 2015. Ted is married to Glenda Fowler and has two adult children and five grandchildren.
Temple graduated from Duke University in 1961 with a degree in Business Administration. Shortly thereafter he founded General Parts, Inc., in Raleigh, where he served as Chairman until his retirement in 2013. The success of General Parts, Inc., the parent of the Carquest chain, led to the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association naming Temple Man of the Year in 1989. In the real estate arena, Temple began Highwoods Properties with a group of Raleigh executives in 1978. When the company went public in 1994, Temple became Chairman of the Board, a position he also holds at private investment firms Sheser Creek Company and Trail Creek Investments.
Temple has been an active supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, serving on the Occoneechee Council since 1967 and the National Advisory Board since 2014. The Boy Scouts honored his achievements and involvement with the Distinguished Eagle Award in 1992 and the Silver Buffalo Award in 2010.
Tom Darden is founder and CEO of Cherokee and its predecessors. Cherokee has raised over $2.2 billion in five institutional private equity funds, and invested this capital in the acquisition, cleanup, development, and sale of approximately 550 environmentally contaminated real estate assets in the US, Europe and Canada. In addition, Cherokee and its affiliates have invested in or founded approximately 160 corporate ventures, many focused on clean tech.
Tom earned a Master in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a JD from Yale Law School and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar. Before Cherokee he was a consultant with Bain & Company in Boston and an environmental planner with the Korea Institute of Science & Technology in Seoul.
Stuart is President and Chief Executive Officer of Investors Management Corporation (IMC), where he provides strategic leadership to the company. Stuart has been affiliated with IMC for over 25 years. He first encountered IMC when he founded Carolinas Golf Group, where James Maynard, Founder and Chairman of IMC, was one of the original investors. Throughout Stuart’s tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer at Carolinas Golf Group, James Maynard became a trusted advisor, friend and mentor and this relationship has continued for almost three decades. Most recently, Stuart served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Biologics, Inc., a portfolio company of IMC. Biologics was sold to McKesson, Inc. in 2016. Drawing on his people-centered philosophy of leadership, Stuart is committed to building upon and executing IMC’s 100-year plan.
Stuart serves on the board of directors of IMC and four of its operating companies: RiseMark Brands, IDOC, Hart Lumber and Alliance Lumber. He also serves on the board of directors of Watson Electrical Construction Company, Inc. In the past he has served on numerous additional corporate boards.
Stuart has remained active in the community, having served on the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County and as a deacon and elder in his church. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, where he earned an MBA. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, Ella.
James is the Founder of IMC and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman from 1971 through 2015. He is also Co-Founder and Chairman of Golden Corral Corporation.
James founded IMC in 1971. He raised $50,000 of equity from investors, which he used to start Golden Corral. He opened the first Golden Corral restaurant in Fayetteville, NC in 1973, when he was 33 years old. Golden Corral Corporation is now the owner or franchisor of approximately 500 restaurants nationwide. The annual system sales of Golden Corral exceed $1.6 billion. On average, more than 3 million people eat at a Golden Corral restaurant each week.
James served as a Director of BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) from 1984 until 2010. In 2009, James was inducted into the N.C. Business Hall of Fame. He has also been awarded the highest levels of recognition, both statewide and nationally, by the hospitality industry. James earned his bachelor's degree from East Carolina University.