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Board

The Board of Directors for the Winston Salem Chamber of Commerce is committed to continually improving the climate for business in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, advocating for a strong economy that benefits our members and the community. Together, they play an essential role in our continued growth and success.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CHAIR

Jeff Lindsay, Executive Vice President & COO
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

Jimmy Flythe, Director of Government & Community Relations
Duke Energy

FIRST VICE CHAIR

Ken Basch, Executive Director, WF Properties
Wake Forest University

SECOND VICE CHAIR

Mamie M. Sutphin, Director of Community Engagement Programs
Reynolds American, Inc.

SECRETARY & TREASURER

Everett Wells
Wells Real Estate, LLC


AT-LARGE MEMBERS – EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Evelyn Acree, Senior Vice President/City Executive
M&F Bank

John Davenport, Jr., PE, President
DAVENPORT

Chris Fox, VP, Corporate Social Responsibility
Hanesbrands

Julie A. Freischlag, M.D., CEO
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Dr. Angela Hairston, Superintendent
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Donna Hall, Director of Business Development
OnPar Technologies

Jackie Haynes, MBA, RN
BlueCross BlueShield

Grant Minnix, Director of Operations
Benton Convention Center/Twin City Quarter

John Morrow, Attorney
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

David Neill, President
Mercedes-Benz of Winston-Salem

Cathy Pace, CEO/President
Allegacy Federal Credit Union

Alan Proctor, Winston-Salem Market President
Wells Fargo

Tim Renegar, President
Kelly Office Solutions

Scott Sewell, VP, Technology Acquisition & Development – Endoscopy
Cook Medical

Dr. Janet Spriggs, President
Forsyth Technical Community College

Coleman Team, Partner
Front Street Capital

Brent Waddell, Market President
BB&T

Mike Wells, Partner
Wells Law, PLLC

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lee Addo, President
SCS Construction Company

Cantey Alexander, Triad Regional President
BB&T

Jonathan Allen
Inmar, Inc.

Aprille Bell, Partner
Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP

Richard Brenner, CEO
Image Wizards, LLC

Alex Collins, National Sales Manager
Visit Winston-Salem

Rob Cook, President
Russell & Cook Insurance

David D’Annunzio, Chief Financial Officer
Truliant Federal Credit Union

Carol Davis
Winston-Salem State University

Heyward Garner
T.W. Garner Food Co.

Lee Garrity, Manager
City of Winston-Salem

Rich Geiger, President
Visit Winston-Salem

Mike Hauser, President & COO
Piedmont Federal Savings Bank

C.J. Johnson, President & General Manager
Winston-Salem Dash Baseball

Allen Joines, President
Winston-Salem Alliance

Bob Leak, President
Winston-Salem Business, Inc.

Steve Lineberger, President
Winston Starts

Matthew Marceron, President
Kaplan Early Learning Company

Don Martin, County Commissioner
Forsyth County

Art Moore, Regional Director, External Affairs
AT&T North Carolina

Phillip Morgan, Community Relations Manager, Northern Region
Piedmont Natural Gas

Emily Neese, Vice President, Strategy & Operations
Wake Forest University

Will Partin
Wexford Science & Technology

Ajay Patel, Professor and Thomas S. Goho Chair in Finance School of Business
Wake Forest University

Nell Perry, Coordinator, Small Business Center
Forsyth Technical Community College

Cory Phillips, Plant Manager
Siemens Energy-Winston Service Center

Steve Poe, President
Bell, Davis & Pitt, PA

Rob Simon, President
Windsor Jewelers

Bryan Swerbinsky, Vice President & CFO
Deere-Hitachi Construction Machinery Corporation

Jason Thiel, President
Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership, Inc.

Ricky Touchstone, Senior Project Manager
Frank L. Blum Construction Company

Ken Walker, Winston-Salem Facility Manager
Progress Rail – A Caterpillar Company

Dudley Watts, Manager
Forsyth County

Rob Welch, Vice President
I.L. Long Construction Co., Inc.

Jason Wenker, Partner
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP


CHAMBER PRESIDENT

Mark Owens, President & CEO
Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce