Cathy Pace, President and CEO of Allegacy Federal Credit Union, to serve as Board Chair through 2025

Cathy Pace GWSI Board

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. announces new leadership as positions on the Board of Directors go into effect for 2023. Greater Winston-Salem, Inc.’s board provides oversight and strategic direction for the organization’s initiatives. It also guides the planning and direction for the 2030 Vision: to be the top mid-sized city in the Southeast, to be a more equitable community, and to be the best place to raise a family.

The board is comprised of a number of committees focused on the development of Greater Winston-Salem, Inc.’s key initiatives including economic retention, public policy, engagement, entrepreneurialism, and emerging leaders. 

2023 Board Leadership Positions

  • Chair: Cathy Pace  
  • Chair-Elect: Mike Lancaster  
  • Treasurer: Aprille Bell  
  • Secretary: Dr. Elwood Robinson  
  • Immediate Past Chair: David Neill  
  • Economic Retention Chair: Dr. Janet Spriggs
  • Public Policy Chair: Sam Metzler 
  • Engagement Chair: Coleman Team 
  • Entrepreneurial Chair: Steve Lineberger 
  • Emerging Leaders Chair: Mamie Sutphin

“Since launching in 2020, Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. has been a major contributor to growing and expanding opportunity in the local economy,” says Cathy Pace, President and CEO of Allegacy Federal Credit Union and incoming Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. board chair. “I am honored to help guide their efforts that are influential in promoting the success of local businesses and recruiting new companies and talent that help our community grow.”

“Thanks to the leadership of our board and the diligent efforts of our team, Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. saw strong results in 2022,” says Mark Owens, President and CEO of Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. “This includes the creation of more than 1,000 new jobs, $1.5 million invested in local startups, and welcoming more than 115 new member businesses. I am grateful to the board for their support in reaching these milestones, and I am confident that through their leadership we will continue to see a strong impact in 2023.”

2023 Board of Directors