Pitt County Development Commission
Wanda was recognized as the 2017 Economic Developer of the year at NCEDA’s 2017 Annual Conference. She joined the Pitt County Development Commission in 1987 as Assistant Director in charge of marketing and existing industry services. In 2006, she was selected as Executive Director and is responsible for establishing and implementing strategies to encourage economic development in Pitt County. Wanda reports to the Pitt County Development Commission Board of Directors and manages a three person staff. She holds an MA degree in English from Rutgers College, a BS degree in English from East Carolina University, and is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to joining the Development Commission, Wanda spent 9 years working in student affairs at three universities.