The continued success of the North Carolina Economic Development Association depends largely on the time and talent members provide through our standing committees. The members of these committees have an opportunity to support NCEDA’s important efforts and achieve professional and personal growth by serving in the areas that interest them.
NCEDA needs and appreciates the work of active and involved members, and serving on a committee is a great way to provide that support. We encourage you to identify the area that interests you most and contact the chair of that committee to learn how you can become involved.
2023 Fall Conference Committee
Co-Chairs: Carl Rees and Timothy Downs
This committee chooses the theme of the Fall Conference, develops the program and assists the NCEDA management team with logistics.
2024 Spring Conference Committee
Co-Chairs: Ryan Nance and Julie Pruett
This committee chooses the theme of the Spring Conference, develops the program and assists the NCEDA management team with logistics.
2024 Annual Conference Committee
Chair: Gary Lanier
This committee chooses the theme of the Annual Conference, develops the program and assists the NCEDA management team with logistics.
Chair: Brittany Brady
Vice Chair: Natalie Hawkins
This committee addresses NCEDA’s legislative priorities and updates, calls to action, the annual Legislative Day, and other legislative outreach. Members serve as key links to activate our grassroots advocacy for issues critical to North Carolina’s economic development.
Marketing and Membership Committee
Chair: Kelly Andrews
Vice Chair: Clark Duncan
This committee helps create internal and external marketing strategies and builds member engagement through recruitment and retention efforts.
Professional Development Committee
Chair: Andre Lennon
Vice Chair: Todd Tucker
This committee provides topical direction, speaker selection, and scheduling for webinars, networking luncheons and educational opportunities. This committee also oversees the NCEDA awards programs, scholarships and works closely with the Emerging Executives Initiative.
Emerging Executives Committee
Chair: Elizabeth Underwood
Vice Chair: Albert Alwang
This committee provides topical direction, speaker selection, and scheduling for the annual Emerging Executives Forum, coordinates the community service projects and oversees the NCEDA Mentoring Program. Must be under 40 or have less than 5 years of experience working in economic development to serve on the Emerging Executives Committee.