James S. Adcock III
James Adcock, a native of Fuquay-Varina, is a partner in the law firm of Cumalander, Adcock & McCraw, LLP, and focuses his practice on the areas of estate planning and administration, residential and commercial real property transaction, and civil litigation. James is also a licensed North Carolina General Contractor and FAA certified private pilot.
James is a graduate of Campbell University with a BBA in Trust and Wealth Management and earned his law degree at the University of North Carolina School of Law.
James is an active member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where he serves as Deacon, and is also active in the Wake County Wildlife Club and the Kennebec Flying Club. He and his wife Jennifer reside in Fuquay-Varina.
James is honored to serve MMIA and greatly appreciates and respects the sacrifices our veterans have made to preserve our freedoms.
Willow Springs NC
Beth Austin, a native of Fuquay-Varina, has over 33 years of military service with the North Carolina National Guard (NCNG). She received her Officer’s Commission in 1980 through the Officer Candidate program at Fort Benning, GA. A veteran of Desert Shield/Desert Storm with a return to Active Duty in support of Operation Iraq Freedom, she is a career logistician who has commanded at all levels from Platoon to Brigade. In June 2011, Beth was promoted as the NCNG’s first female to attain the rank of General Officer and continues her military career.
Beth and her husband Mike (a Vietnam veteran) live in Willow Spring and have three children, Michael, Balinda and Julie. Their son Michael served six years in the Navy and daughter Julie is currently serving as a Captain in the United States Army and has deployed once in support of Operation Iraq Freedom.
Beth is proud to be a soldier, and is proud to be a member of MMIA so she can give back to those who fight for our freedom and way of life every day.
Beth was born and raised in a small town in Central Illinois. She lived there through high school and, upon graduation, entered the United States Army. Beth served on Active Duty for a little more than 7 years. Her military career allowed significant travel opportunities for Beth including assignments in Virginia, Germany, California and Georgia. Upon Beth’s Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army in 1997, she moved to Fuquay-Varina and began working for Cisco Systems, Inc.
Beth has achieved her Project Management Professional certification. (PMP) She leads a team of individuals who focus heavily on customer satisfaction, service delivery, and effective project management. All attributes she hopes to bring to the MMIA Board of Directors so that she may assist us in furthering our mission. Beth is a student at the University of Alabama where she’s studying to obtain her BS in Leadership Studies. Beth proudly served on the FVAA Board of Directors for 3 years. She is an active member of the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, a member of the PWLA Steering Committee, a “Friend of Downtown” and also serves on the Board of Directors for her neighborhood Home Owners Association.
Beth shares a home with her husband Michael Anderson who is also a proud US Army Veteran. Between them, they have 3 children, Alec, Sydney, and Katelyn. They’re also owners of a Boxer named Abby and a family cat named Faith. In Beth’s free time, she enjoys lots of outdoor activities which include, golfing, hiking and camping.
Keith is a 1976 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration. He retired in 2009 from the State of North Carolina after working with the NC Department of Revenue for more than 32 years. He was the Department’s Chief Deputy prior to retirement, and before that he served as the Department’s Chief Financial Officer for 21 years. He grew up in Rowan County, North Carolina.
Keith and his wife Julia reside in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina and have two sons. One son, Adam, is a 2004 graduate of the United States Military Academy, received his Masters from George Washington University in 2013, and is currently serving in the United States Army in Washington DC. Eric is a 2009 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and completed his masters in 2010 at the University of Miami in Florida. He currently works as the Director of Basketball of Operations for the Women’s Basketball Program at UNC Charlotte.
Keith’s dad served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He is proud to be part of MMIA so he can help to give back to those who have given so much for all of us.
Ken Meyer was born and raised in Midlothian VA and attended Hampden-Sydney College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in economics with a minor in mathematics. He received his MBA in Finance from Campbell University. Ken and his wife, Beth, his high school sweetheart, have two children: Davis and Elli.
Ken is the Director of Franchise Sales for the East Coast for Papa Murphy’s International, the 5th largest pizza concept in the United States and the largest Take-n-Bake concept in the USA. Ken worked for 15 years in banking and has more than 12 years experience in the food and beverage and franchising industry.
Currently a member of the Kraft YMCA Board of Advisors in Holly Springs, Ken loves to play golf and go to the beach.
Bill is a retired Army Officer having served 24 years. Originally from Northeast Texas, he attended Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation. After the completion of Armor Officer’s Training, Airborne School and Ranger Training, he served with the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment in Viet Nam.
While serving as an Army ROTC Professor at Lander College, he coached both college and high school level soccer. This experience, along with the management skills acquired as an Army Officer, was instrumental in his selection as the Chief Executive Officer of the Capital Area Soccer League. During his tenure the league became one of the premier youth soccer clubs in the country.
Upon retirement from the Army, Bill and family relocated to Wake County from Fort McPhearson, Georgia. He and his wife of forty eight years, Suzanne, live in Apex and are active members of Colonial Baptist Church in Cary. They are the parents of two grown sons and one grandson, who also are residents of Wake County. He currently is employed at one of the areas premier golf clubs as one of the clubhouse managers.
Bill brings extensive board and leadership experience to MMIA. As a veteran himself, he has a deep concern for welfare of all our veterans. He is proud of his military service and looks forward to being part of MMIA and instrumental in providing assistance to veterans needing help.
Evelyn Walters, Head Golf Professional at Bentwinds Country Club has been a part of the Fuquay Varina community for 19 years. Residing in downtown with her husband David she has been involved with Military Missions in Action for the last 5 years serving on the golf committee for the Annual Tee-Off for the Troops Golf Classic.
Evelyn graduated from Campbell University playing on the Women’s Golf Team. Growing up in the golf business, it was her desire to play, but after working at Bentwinds grew to love teaching and the business side of golf. She became a member of the PGA in 2002.
Seeing what Mike Dorman and the many volunteers do for our veterans inspired Evelyn to do more for the organization by serving on the board of directors. Evelyn is honored to give back to our veterans who have sacrificed so much for us.
Reginald L. “Rick” Dupree
Rick Dupree was raised in Harnett County and has resided in Fuquay-Varina since 1985. He is a retired Administrative Partner with Stencil & Company, CPA’s of Raleigh, NC. He practiced public accounting for over 33 years with the firm, focusing on closely held businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
Rick is a graduate of Campbell University with a bachelors degree in Business Administration, and continued accounting education at North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 1979.
Rick served in the Dunn-Benson unit of the North Carolina National Guard from 1970-1976, achieving the rank of E-4.
Rick has served on the board of many organizations, including the North Carolina Association of C.P.A.’s, Triangle Chapter of the American Red Cross, Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Fuquay-Varina Rotary Club.
Rick and his wife, Libba, attend the Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church.