UPF Welcomes Two New Board Members

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As UPF expands its efforts to reach and cultivate broader support for UBTS, we are pleased to welcome two new board members.

Scott E. Reed is the former Senior Executive Vice President and CFO of BB&T Corporation, one of nation’s premier commercial lending banks. Scott has more than 40 years of front-line and leadership experience in the banking and financial sectors. He has offered his expertise to advance the mission and work of a number of nonprofit organizations including the North Carolina Zoological Council, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Young Life of Forsyth County, The Salvation Army, and The Nature Conservancy of North Carolina.

Scott holds degrees from Wake Forest University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. We are honored to add Scott’s experience and wisdom to the UPF Board.

Tony Vermillion currently serves as Vice President for Global Security at Emerson, a decentralized $25 billion global manufacturing and technology company with 65 divisions, 235 manufacturing locations, and 135,000 employees. His career includes prior service in the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and as director of global security operations for Proctor and Gamble’s North American and Asian sectors.

Tony earned a Master of Science degree from Indiana University – Purdue University in Fort Wayne, and a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Bloomington. Since 1995, he has been designated as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) through the American Society for Industry Security International. Tony’s global perspective and expertise add a new and important dimension of insight to the UPF Board.