Board of Directors

Doug Burns
Burns, Doug
Board Member
Board of Directors
Doug Burns, AIA, received his Bachelor’s from Kent State University and Master of Architecture and Urban Design and a Master of Social Work from Washington University with the goal of using architecture to help people. He moved to Charlotte in 1974 and immediately attended the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Leadership; completing the program determined to give back to his community. Since that pivotal moment, Doug has provided leadership to boards for nearly 40 years.

He has served on the Charlotte Board of Zoning Adjustment (Charlotte Board of Appeals), Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission, Charlotte Historic District Commission, as well as serving twice on the Mayor’s Center City Planning Committee. Doug has been on the Tega Cay Planning Commission and received the Volunteer Citizens Award from the City of Tega Cay.

His past civic architecture influence can also be found in community revitalization and historic preservation efforts in Dilworth, Plaza Midwood, Uptown Charlotte and North Charlotte.

As an architect, Doug has focused on education (both K-12 and Collegiate), planning and mixed-use assignments throughout his over 40 years of practicing in the Charlotte Region.

Recently Doug joined the Construction Professional Network (CPNI). Through CPNI Doug volunteers his time and urban planning expertise as part of a rural planning initiative to help economically depressed communities throughout North Carolina. He served as Chairman in 2018, past Chairman of CPNI Board, and is currently serving in an honorary position on the board through 2021.

In his professional career, Doug currently is a principal at SGA NaramourWright Design.

Doug joined the Board of Directors in 2015.
Dwayne Earls
Earls, Dwayne
Board Member
Board of Directors
Dwayne joined the Board in March of 2018. Dwayne currently serves as a Senior Audit Manager for Truist Financial, with a specific focus on credit risk exposure for various specialized lending activities. In addition to various other functions, his primary responsibilities include risk identification, risk assessment, and internal control assurance surrounding operational, financial and compliance processes, along with working with business units to protect shareholder value. 
 Prior to joining Truist, Dwayne worked in public accounting for Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP for five years. As a Senior Auditor, Dwayne served in various capacities in providing assurance on the material accuracy and completeness of financial statements, with a specialization in small to mid-size community banks throughout the Southeastern footprint. Additionally, in his Senior Consultant role, Dwayne primarily focused on various projects related to implementations of Enterprise Resource Planning “ERP” systems, including successful implementation for one of the nation’s largest financial institutions. His efforts involved data dimension identification, general ledger mapping solutions from legacy systems to target-state environments, as well as master data maintenance support.
 Dwayne obtained his Masters of Accounting degree from the University of Tennessee with a focus in Audit and Controls in 2009. Dwayne also earned his Bachelor's of Business Administration with a dual concentration in Accounting and Finance from the University of Tennessee in 2008. Dwayne currently holds the following active certifications: Certified Public Accountant “CPA” (North Carolina), Certified Internal Auditor “CIA,” Certified Information Systems Auditor “CISA” and Python Certified Entry-Level Programmer “PCEP.” 
 Dwayne and his wife, Julie, live in Huntersville, NC, and have a five-year-old daughter, Ava. The Earls family spends most of their time reading books and playing games together, exploring the community, serving at their church, and most importantly, rooting on their beloved Tennessee Volunteers.
Ed Franklin
Franklin, Ed
Board Chair
Board of Directors
Ed Franklin has served as Board Chair since 2012. He currently works at Bank of America as a Development Manager where he is responsible for driving diverse supplier development strategies for Global Marketing & Corporate Affairs, Global Human Resources, Corporate Real Estate, and General & Administrative categories. He partners closely with his procurement, category management, vendor management, and business unit peers to help ensure diverse vendor access to Bank of America sourcing opportunities and to maintain its seat in the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

Previously, Ed served as a Senior Program Manager at Bank of America and was responsible for business continuity, enterprise data management, customer care, and real estate matters for Global Support Services. He was also co-creator of the Global Corporate Services Professional Development Experience for which he won a 2015 Global Diversity and Inclusion award. In his previous assignments at Bank of America, he worked on property and project manager teams within the Corporate Workplace group. As project manager, he provided project management oversight for retail and office construction projects in North and South Carolina and was also a Charlotte regional property director for over 2 million square feet of administrative office space, bank-owned parking facilities, and land. He was chosen as the Corporate Workplace lead for the 2012 Democratic National Convention event working closely with the DNC Convention Committee, CMPD, Secret Service, Bank of America tenants, suppliers, and other constituents.

Prior to joining Bank of America, Ed was part of Jacobs Engineering, providing construction sourcing support for AMTRAK’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for projects in the eastern half of the US; sourcing lead for the 50-story Duke Energy Center project, administrative office portfolio, and international portfolio for Wells Fargo; and global team lead for Intel Corporation’s Facilities and Materials Services team providing construction sourcing expertise for semiconductor and assembly/test projects in the United States, Ireland, Israel, China, Costa Rica, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Ed holds an MBA from the Marshall School of Business and BS in Civil Engineering from the Viterbi School of Engineering – both at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He is an active member of the New Generation of African-American Philanthropists of Charlotte, F3, and Mecklenburg Community Church. Ed resides in Huntersville, NC with his 3 boys (who all attend Corvian).
Mike Hartshorne
Hartshorne, Mike
Board Member
Board of Directors

Mike Hartshorne received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from the State University of New York at Cortland and the Sage College of Albany, New York. Additionally, he holds a master’s degree in Administration Education from Gardner Webb University. 

Mike is currently the owner and business leader of three Burn Boot Camp fitness centers located in Concord NC; Harrisburg, NC; and, Grand Rapids, MI. Under his leadership, the organization has embodied its mission of empowering communities and individuals through health, fitness, nutrition and wellness. His gyms also provide opportunities for children to participate in fitness through a variety of kids’ camps to promote speed and agility as well as the development of healthy habits. 

Mike has served on the Burn Boot Camps Advisory Council since 2017, where he developed and implemented policies and procedures to assist fitness franchise partners in the successful operation of their locations. Mike also serves on the Franchise Fitness Committee, providing collaborative direction to assist other franchise owners in the development of innovative training and education programs. 

Previously, Mike was an elementary physical education teacher at Pine Lake Preparatory from 2008-2011, where he participated in the early development of the PE and Health program for K-12 grades and assisted their athletic program. He then joined the Lincoln Charter School as Assistant Principal from 2011-2014 to pursue his passion for education administration. Mike has coached high school baseball and basketball at the varsity level and has assisted with charter schools’ athletic programs efforts with NCHSAA affiliation. 

Mike currently resides in Huntersville, NC with his wife and two children. 

Jesh Humphrey
Humphrey, Jesh
Board Vice-Chair
Board of Directors
Jesh Humphrey, Vice Chair, has served on the Board of Directors since 2014. As Vice Chancellor of Institutional Integrity and General Counsel for UNC Charlotte, Jesh provides legal counsel as the university’s senior attorney and maintains responsibility for the supervision and administration of the Division of Institutional Integrity. The Division of Institutional Integrity supports UNC Charlotte, as an urban research university, in its endeavors to achieve its academic mission and strategic plan while adhering to the University’s ethical, legal, and regulatory responsibilities. The Division of Institutional Integrity consists of the Office of Legal Affairs, the Office of Ethics and Compliance, the Title IX Office, the Internal Audit Department, and Enterprise Risk Management.

Jesh previously served as Chief Legal Officer for the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and as Assistant Vice President for Legal Affairs for the University of North Carolina. Before moving in-house with the UNC system, Jesh served as outside counsel to corporate and education clients in private practice with Helms, Mulliss & Wicker, PLLC (now McGuire Woods LLP). He received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.

Jesh met and married his wife, Michelle, while they both attended law school. Michelle worked in child advocacy as a staff attorney for the Council for Children's Rights before transitioning to staying at home full-time with their two boys, Colin and Rhys, both of whom love being students at Corvian. The Humphrey family enjoys learning together, laughing together, playing games and sports together, and supporting the Charlotte 49ers together. They attend Mecklenburg Community Church.
Sara McKinney
McKinney, Sara
Teacher Representative
Board of Directors
Sara McKinney joined the board in May 2018 as the elementary teacher representative.  Sara has been with Corivan since 2015 as a K-4 EC teacher.  Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Sara holds a B.A. in Elementary and Special Education from Bethany College.  She moved to North Carolina in 2007 to teach.
When not in the classroom Sara enjoys traveling with her husband, Michael, baking and cheering for the Steelers.
Drew Polly
Polly, Drew
Board Member
Board of Directors
Drew Polly has served on the Board of Directors since 2021. Drew works in the Elementary Education program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. As part of his role Drew teaches courses in Elementary Education focused on mathematics teaching, instructional planning, and assessment. Drew is involved with various service activities in the state, as he supports teachers, schools, and school districts in the Charlotte region with their mathematics instruction through professional learning workshops and meetings. Drew also partners with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and their partner Technical Outreach to Public Schools, as an item and test form reviewer for the mathematics End of Grade tests given to students in North Carolina. As part of his job Drew also conducts research and has published over 80 articles and book chapters focused on teacher learning and has collaborated on over $9 million dollars worth of grant funds to support projects related to teacher learning in mathematics.

Prior to working at UNC Charlotte, Drew taught elementary school in Williamsburg, VA, and served as a professional development facilitator for the College of William and Mary. He then moved to Athens, GA, where he worked as a professional development facilitator and research assistant at the University of Georgia.

Drew and his wife Angela live in Davidson, NC with their daughters Breleigh and Journey, and their dog Ollie Polly. They enjoy spending time outdoors, playing board games, and reading books together. In his spare time Drew coaches competitive soccer for the Charlotte Independence Soccer Club.
The Board of Directors meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm at Corvian High School (4041 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte, NC 28269).
These meetings are open to the public.  
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