Board of Directors

Officers 2017-18

Steve Yost
President
Steve Yost CEcD
North Carolina’s Southeast
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Mark Pope
Vice President
Mark Pope
Lenoir County Economic Development
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Pat Mitchell
Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. Patricia Mitchell CEcD
Appalachian State University
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Andrew Tate
Immediate Past President
Andrew Tate
Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development
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Directors – 2018

Maureen Little
Maureen Little
NC Community College System
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John Nelms
John Nelms
Duke Energy
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Raul Peralta
Raul Peralta
ECS Southeast
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Directors – 2019

Adrienne Cole
Adrienne Cole
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
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Randall Johnson
Randall Johnson MBA
NC Biotechnology Center
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Jessica Martin-Lane
Jessica Martin-Lane
Martin-McGill
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Directors – 2020

Gary Lanier
Dr. Gary Lanier
Columbus County Economic Development Commission
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Chris Platé
Chris Platé
Monroe-Union County Economic Development
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Ben Teague
Ben Teague
Economic Development Coalition Asheville-Buncombe County Email

Ex-Officio

Secretary Tony Copeland
NC Department of Commerce Email
Scott Millar CEcD
Catawba County Economic Development Corporation Email
Chris Chung
Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina Email
Lawrence Bivins
NCEDA
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Liz Dobbins-Smith
NCEDA
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