Committees

Professional Development Committee
Committee Chair: Randall Johnson
This committee is responsible for creating the calendar and providing speaker and topical direction for the networking luncheons and professional development seminar. They are also responsible for overseeing the NCEDA awards programs, scholarships, mentor program and Emerging Executives.

Member Engagement Committee
Committee Chair: Maureen Little
This committee is responsible for member recruitment and retention efforts while also focusing on member engagement. The Membership Committee will survey the current membership and determine the satisfaction of members with NCEDA ongoing programs and economic development issues and will be undertaking new proactive measures to increase membership.

2016 Fall Conference Committee
Committee Chairs: Brenda Daniels, Jessica Martin-Lane and Raul Peralta
This committee is responsible for choosing the theme of the 2016 Fall Conference, establishing the program, soliciting sponsorships and working with the NCEDA office to arrange logistics.

2017 MidWinter Conference Committee
Committee Chairs: Adrienne Cole, Rick Keirnan and John Nelms
This committee is responsible for choosing the theme of the 2017 MidWinter Conference, establishing the program, soliciting sponsorships and working with the NCEDA office to arrange logistics.

2017 Annual Conference Committee
Committee Chair: Steve Yost
This committee is responsible for choosing the theme of the 2017 Annual Conference, establishing the program, soliciting sponsorships and working with the NCEDA office to arrange logistics.

Legislative Committee
Committee Chairs: Steve Yost and Gary Lanier
This committee is responsible for the association’s legislative priorities, legislative updates, legislative calls to action, the 2017 legislative day and other legislative outreach. The members of this committee will be called on more than ever to serve as key links to activate the NCEDA’s grassroots to advocate for issues critical to the economic development future of our state.

Marketing and Web Committee
Committee Chair: Bob Leak, Jr.
This committee works to ensure the NCEDA website and communications is useful for our members.