Our Team

We are a dedicated team passionate about bringing entrepreneurship to all.


Margaret Froneberger

Chief Executive Officer

Margaret drives strategy and operations and works closely with the team to expand its offerings and scale nationally.

Ben Ho

Investment Manager

Ben is responsible for the overall portfolio management of Brian Hamilton Ventures, LLC.

Jackie Drumm

Vice President of Communications

Jackie plans and executes the foundation's external communications, including media and community relations.

Jay Borkowski

Investment Manager

As Vice President of Brian Hamilton Main Street lending, Jay is responsible for outreach, community relations, and deal flow.

Michelle Fishburne

Director of National Public Relations and Partnerships

Michelle promotes public awareness of the foundation’s programs.

Charlie Bradley

Executive Vice President of Public Affairs

Charlie plans and directs the local and national promotion of the foundation’s mission to bring entrepreneurship to all.

Tom Bennett

Vice President of Public Affairs - Eastern North Carolina

Tom serves as the Foundation's Director of Community Relations where he is responsible for outreach and partnerships for Eastern North Carolina.

Melanie Sicotte

Director of Media and Events

Melanie is responsible for planning large-scale national events and coordinating multimedia projects.

Sarah Bowman

Director of Talent Acquisition

Sarah is responsible for building the national team of the Brian Hamilton Foundation.

Michael Adams

Program Director

Michael is responsible for the development and launch of the foundation’s website and online content strategy.

Missy Seaman

General Manager

Missy helps ensure efficiency across the organization and its programs.

Katie Bailey

Creative Director

Katie develops content across all of our programs to push the work into the national conversation.

William Hamilton

Director of Finance

William serves the foundation by managing accounting and assisting in the development of strategic initiatives.

Alli Thomas

National Program Director

Alli is responsible for the development and scaling of national program offerings and expanding partnerships in the Charlotte, NC area.

Paul Snyder

Finance Associate

As a Finance Associate of the Brian Hamilton Foundation, Paul will manage accounting and assisting in the development of strategic initiatives.

Samuel Griffin

Media Relations and Events Associate

Samuel is responsible for developing and organizing relationships for the Brian Hamilton Foundation.

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“I didn’t know what an entrepreneur was but the[n] when Mr. Hamilton came to West Wilkes Middle School it changed my perspective on business careers.”

Caleb Huffman Student West Wilkes Middle School

Being a mentor… allows me to empower aspiring entrepreneurs with the business tools that they need to be successful in our society.

Monica Russell Mentor Inmates to Entrepreneurs

We believe that entrepreneurship unlocks the door to economic opportunity in the United States.

Margaret Froneberger Chief Executive Officer Brian Hamilton Foundation

Having your own company is for everyone, not just those born into privilege.

Brian Hamilton Founder Brian Hamilton Foundation