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.
Professional Development Committee
Chair: Josh Hallingse
Vice Chair: Ryan Nance
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, mentor program and the Emerging Executives Initiative.
Member Engagement Committee
Chair: Jason McLeod
Vice Chair: Kelly Andrews
This committee builds member engagement through recruitment and retention efforts. The Member Engagement committee regularly surveys members to assess their satisfaction with NCEDA’s ongoing programs and their concerns regarding economic development issues.
2021 Fall Conference Committee
Co-Chairs: Loren Hill and Martyn Johnson
This committee chooses the theme of the Fall Conference, develops the program, solicits sponsorships, and oversees logistics with the support of the NCEDA office.
2022 Spring Conference / Site Selectors Summit Committee
Co-Chairs: Joanna Helms, Donny Hicks and Carl Rees
This committee chooses the theme of the Spring Conference, develops the program, solicits sponsorships, and oversees logistics with the support of the NCEDA office.
2022 Annual Conference Committee
Chair: Chris Platé
This committee chooses the theme of the Annual Conference, develops the program, solicits sponsorships, and oversees logistics with the support of the NCEDA office.
Chair: Chris Kouri
Vice Chair: Brittany Brady
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.