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Kingsdown CEO Added To Duke Children's Hospital Board Of Advisors

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Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center National Board of Advisors selected Eric Hinshaw of Durham, N.C., to join the board effective its October 20 meeting.   Hinshaw will serve on Duke Children’s National Board of Advisors from October 2006 until May 2009. As ambassador and advocate of the hospital he will travel to various events during his term spreading the message of Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center.  Hinshaw has led Kingsdown to raise more than $1 million for children’s hospitals in the United States and Canada.   Hinshaw joins a prestigious list of business leaders from the Triangle community and across the United States.  The Duke Children’s National Board of Advisors works year-round on behalf of the young patients at Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center to ensure philanthropic goals are reached. Hinshaw has been Chairman of the Board and chief executive officer of Kingsdown Inc. since 1981.  A native of Mebane, N.C., Hinshaw graduated from Duke University in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in management science. An avid supporter of Duke University, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Fuqua School of Business as well as winner of the university’s Charles A. Duke Award. He serves as a member of the board of directors for numerous organizations. Background on the National Board of Advisors for Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center: The primary purpose of the National Board of Advisors is to oversee and promote all activities intended to secure philanthropic support for Duke Children’s.  This includes but is not limited to philanthropy development, advocacy/outreach and strategic planning in development and marketing. The members of the National Board of Advisors include: • Hugh Allen of Cary, N.C., senior vice president of Wachovia Bank • Rick Anicetti of Morrisville, N.C., chief executive officer of Food Lion • Alan Appelbaum of Boca Raton, Fla. • Frank and Louise Chut, Ph.D. of Fearrington Village, N.C., retired • Johnny Dawkins of Bahama, N.C., associate head coach for Duke Men’s Basketball • Lance de la Rosa of Bentonville, Ark., regional manager of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. • S. Scott Edwards of Rogers, Ark. • E. Stephen Edwards, Ph.D. of Raleigh, N.C., retired • Earle Finley of Raleigh, N.C., founder, Evergreen Properties • Pamela Gregg Foxworthy of Alpharetta, Ga. • George Grody of Cincinnati, Ohio, director of Procter & Gamble • Mike Gminski of Charlotte, N.C. • Towney Kennard Jr. of Raleigh, N.C., vice president, strategic alliances, IBM • Arthur Pappas of Durham, N.C., chairman and chief executive officer, A.M. Pappas & Associates, LLC • Don and Mary Tucker of Raleigh, N.C., Don- lawyer/partner, Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan • Federico van Gelderen of Raleigh, N.C., new business development, WUVC-TV 40 • Lars von Kantzow of Cary, N.C., president and chief executive officer, Nomacorc LLC • Frank and Andrea Ziegler of Bernardsville, N.J. About Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center: Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center, located in Durham, N.C., is nationally ranked among the best in pediatric health care programs.  Caring for children is our number one priority, from routine check-ups and immunizations to the treatment of life-threatening injuries and illnesses.  At Duke Children’s, we provide hope and the most-advanced health care available.  We offer innovative procedures including stem cell and bone marrow transplants as well as a variety of support services for our patients and their families.  For more information please visit www.dukechildrens.org.

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