Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Announces Appointment of New Trustees Two longtime residents of North Carolina join the Foundation’s Board of Trustees

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The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is pleased to announce that two longtime residents of North Carolina have joined the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Anna Warburton Munroe and Angela Bryant officially became members of the Foundation’s Board effective July 20, 2018.

The Foundation brought on Munroe and Bryant to fill two open seats after former Trustee John M. McNairy transitioned off the Board in November 2017 and Stephen L. Neal became a Lifetime Trustee in November 2014.

“The Foundation puts an enormous amount of time and effort into identifying potential Board members and then selecting the right individuals to join an already remarkable group of Trustees,” said Dr. Lloyd “Jock” Tate, president of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. “Each member of the Board brings a unique set of experiences and perspectives that enhances the work we do collectively. Based on both Anna and Angela’s personal and professional backgrounds, as well as their knowledge of North Carolina, we are confident that they will both add tremendous value to the work that the Foundation is doing across the state, especially as the Foundation embarks on its new Framework for Grantmaking and Learning.”

“I am so honored to be invited to serve on the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Board,” said Angela Bryant, co-founder and senior consultant with VISIONS Inc. “This is definitely the dream of a lifetime, at the most opportune time, to help overcome some of the biggest challenges we face across our state and communities. I have a longstanding relationship with the Foundation as a social entrepreneur, as a grantee with every nonprofit I have been involved with, as a diversity and organizational consultant, as a social justice leader and advocate, as a community development commentator, and as a ZSR Sabbatical recipient. I am so happy to give something back through Board service for all the Foundation has done and will do for our state and our communities.”

“I am honored to join the many generations of my family members who have served or who are currently serving on the Board of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation,” said Anna Warburton Munroe, attorney and member of the Reynolds family. “ZSR has done amazing work across our state for more than 80 years. I am excited to become a part of the legacy that my family has created as we continue to improve the quality of life for all North Carolinians.”

Profiles of ZSR’s new Trustees are below:

For more than 30 years, Angela Bryant, of Rocky Mount, has worked as a diversity and organizational development consultant affiliated with VISIONS Inc., a nonprofit organization that she co-founded. In March 2018, Bryant was appointed to the Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission by Governor Roy Cooper. Bryant served six years in the NC House of Representatives and more than five years in the NC State Senate. Bryant served as the 2017-2018 chair of the NC Legislative Black Caucus and was also a former member of the Rocky Mount City Council. Bryant began her career as an attorney in general practice, and then became a deputy commissioner of the North Carolina Industrial Commission and an administrative law judge with the Office of Administrative Hearings. She has also served on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina System. Bryant earned her Bachelor of Science in Math and a Juris Doctorate in Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Anna Warburton Munroe, of Winston-Salem, is an attorney with Allman Spry Davis Leggett & Crumpler, P.A., where she concentrates her practice solely in family law. Munroe currently sits on the boards of Reynolda House and the Forsyth Humane Society and is a member of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation’s Community Leadership Council. Munroe graduated from Wake Forest University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Minors in English and International Studies. She returned to Wake Forest University and graduated from the School of Law in 2009.

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Board of Trustees is comprised of both family members as well as non-family members.