Tennyson, Springer join TROSA board

Mar. 23, 2013 @ 12:32 PM

Former Durham Mayor Nick Tennyson and Chapel Hill business executive Matt Springer have joined the board of directors of the nonprofit Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers Inc.

TROSA is a residential treatment program for people working to overcome drug and alcohol abuse.

Tennyson was Durham’s mayor from 1997 to 2001. He recently was appointed chief deputy secretary for support at the N.C. Department of Transportation, effective April 1, after serving since 1995 as executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of Durham and Orange Counties .

Tennyson served as a commissioned officer in the U. S. Navy and was a member of the Navy Reserves for 19 years, retiring with the rank of captain. He received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a master’s degree from Pepperdine University .

Springer is founder of Madrock Advisors LLC, of Chapel Hill and has been its managing director since June 2012. Madrock Advisors is a boutique consulting practice specializing in debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, and business structuring advice for small and medium-sized businesses. Springer previously was president of the Development Division and executive vice president of Corporate Development for Connexion Technologies of Cary.

Springer also has served as president and board member of the Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation, leading the organization through unprecedented growth and a capital campaign for a Jewish Community Center. He received a bachelor’s degree from Boston University and a law degree from Washington College of Law at American University.