Board of Directors

2017-18 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Chair: Pat Wagner, Continental Automotive Systems
Past Chair: Will Buie, WGLA Engineering
Chair-Elect: Jim Rasmussen, Morrow Insurance Agency
Treasurer: Steve Gwaltney, First Citizens Bank
Economic Investment Fund: Chip Gould, Cason Companies
Existing Industry: Pete Szelwach, Lassonde Pappas & Co.
President & CEO: Andrew Tate, HCPED

Elected & Appointed Directors

Stan Cooper, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Tom Cooper, Cooper Construction Company
Craig DeBrew, Duke Energy
Jim Hall, Investors Realty Group
Don Hallingse, PSNC Energy
Kathy Hoyle, Hoyle Office Solutions
Chris Hykin, Smartrac
Nathan Kennedy, BB&T
Dave Modaff, Friday Staffing Services
Brigid Rich, Blue Ridge Southern Railroad
Lindsay Thompson, The Van Winkle Law Firm
Beau Waddell, Reaben Oil Company

Ex-Officio Directors

Councilman Hugh Clark, Town of Fletcher
Chairman Michael Edney, Henderson County Board of Commissioners
Mayor Larry Freeman, Town of Mills River
Dr. Laura Leatherwood, Blue Ridge Community College
Mayor Carey O’Cain, Town of Laurel Park
Mayor Bob Staton, Village of Flat Rock
Mayor Barbara Volk, City of Hendersonville