Board of Directors

SLF-Carolinas is governed by a Board of Directors comprising of global thought leaders and senior executives who volunteer significant time to oversee the alignment of activities with the stated Vision, Mission and Strategy. The Executive Committee and Committee Chairs — composed of elected Officers and Board members — are responsible for providing and guiding the strategic direction of SLF-Carolinas.

Jim Deupree
President – ChapterTwo

As an entrepreneur, executive, consultant, advisor and author, Jim brings a broad set of experiences that have proven a tremendous asset to his senior executive and business owner clients. Jim is very active in a host of leadership and governance organizations, including The National Association of Corporate Directors, The Association for Corporate Growth, CEO Netweavers, the Board of Directors Network and Entrepreneur Advisors. He sits on the National Board of CEO Netweavers and the Advisory Board for the EMBA Program at Kennesaw State University.

Regina Wharton
Senior Vice President – Fifth Third Bank

Regina began her career with Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where she served in several positions, including Employee Relations Specialist; Total Quality Improvement Administrator; and Director, Human Resources Strategic Planning. In 2000, Regina joined Corning Incorporated, as Manager, Organization Effectiveness and later became Human Resources Manager for Legal and the Steuben Glass Divisions. In 2003, Regina joined Wachovia Bank in Charlotte. At Wachovia and recently Wells Fargo, she was Senior Human Resources Business Partner and Senior Human Resources Consultant.

Board Member
Heath Osburn
Director Our Brands – Delhaize

Heath is an accomplished leader with extensive experience in consumer-focused businesses including Nabisco, Kraft, Oreo, Planters, Post, Pfizer and Chiquita. He has driven results at strategic as well as execution levels, and he is skilled at simplifying the complex, gaining leadership alignment and making things operationally feasible. Core competencies include consumer marketing & research, innovation & pipeline cultivation, strategy creation, business assessment, P&L management, and people/team development.