Notables, Sept. 15

September 13, 2013 

Miller receives ECU alumni award

The East Carolina Alumni Association has named J. Fielding Miller of Raleigh the recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award. The award recognizes exceptional achievement and leadership in professional and public affairs.

Miller is the co-founder and CEO of Captrust Advisors, the nations’ largest independent adviser to corporate and government retirement plans. He was recognized as one of 2012’s Top 10 Most Influential People by an investment industry publication and was awarded the lifetime achievement award from PlanSponsor and Planadviser magazines.

NCGS news editor wins Excellence-In-Writing

Phyllis Matthews Ziller, a Wake Forest resident, has been awarded first place in the Genealogy Newsletters category in the annual Excellence-In-Writing Competition, sponsored by the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors. Ziller edits the NCGS News, the bimonthly newsletter of the North Carolina Genealogical Society. For more information, visit

Godwin named advisor at Capitol Financial

Local firm Capitol Financial Solutions has named Sean Godwin as an investment adviser representative.

Godwin is a graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in business administration. He has served as a member of the Wake County Autism Society, president of the Triangle Down Syndrome Network, and as a board member of the Mariposa School, a Cary-based school providing intensive instruction to children with autism.

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