2017 Board of Directors


Jerry Cook, Vice President, Government & Trade Relations
Hanesbrands Inc.


Brent Waddell, Market President


Jimmy Flythe, Director of Government & Community Relations
Duke Energy


Jeff Lindsay, President & CEO
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center


Everett Wells
Miller Hatcher Commercial Real Estate

Evelyn Acree, Senior Vice President/City Executive
Mechanics & Farmers Bank

Lee Addo, President
Sterling Construction Services

Richard Brenner, CEO
Image Wizards, LLC

Alton Brown, Publisher
Winston-Salem Journal

Peggy Carter

Joe Clark, Chief Administrative & Legal Officer
Truliant Federal Credit Union

Robert Clark
Winston-Salem City Council

Rob Cook, President
Russell & Cook Insurance

John Davenport, Jr., PE, President

Dr. Bev Emory, Superintendent
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Kathleen Evans, Regional Director, External Affairs
AT&T North Carolina

Theresa Forshey, PhD, Quality Engineer
Cook Medical

Lee Garrity, Manager
City of Winston-Salem

Dr. Gary Green, President
Forsyth Technical Community College

Tom Hazelwood, Managing Partner
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Dr. Pamela L. Jennings, CEO

C.J. Johnson, President
Winston-Salem Dash

Allen Joines, President
Winston-Salem Alliance

Sharon Joyner-Payne, Executive Vice President, Communications and Great Teams!

Tony Junta, Senior Account Manager

Dr. John McConnell, CEO
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

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

Cathy Pace, CEO & President
Allegacy Federal Credit Union

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

Dave Plyler, Commissioner
Forsyth County

Steve Poe, President
Bell, Davis & Pitt, PA

Dennis Pollard, Vice President, Manufacturing
Herbalife Manufacturing, LLC

Alan Proctor, Winston-Salem Market President
Wells Fargo

Tim Renegar, President
Kelly Office Solutions

Kevin Robert, CHA, Area General Manager
Twin City Quarter

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

Gordon Sheeran
Aero8, Inc.

Patti Shugart, Executive Vice President
Carolina Liquid Chemistries Corp.

Rob Simon, President
Windsor Jewelers

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

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

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

Dr. Eric Tomlinson, President
Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

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

Ric Wagner, President & CEO
Piedmont Federal Savings Bank

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.

Mike Wells, Partner
Wells Law, PLLC

Jason Wenker, Partner
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Bill Whitehurst, Office Managing Partner
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Matt Wiseman, Account Manager
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina


Gayle Anderson, President & CEO
Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce