Board of Directors

2019-20 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Chair: Steve Gwaltney, First Citizens Bank
Past Chair: Jim Rasmussen, Morrow Insurance Agency
Chair-Elect: Beau Waddell, Reaben Oil Company
Treasurer: Kelly Leonard, Entegra Bank
Economic Investment Fund: Chip Gould, Cason Companies
Bylaws Revision: Will Buie, WGLA Engineering
President & CEO: Brittany Brady, HCPED

Elected & Appointed Directors

Erica Allison, Formation PR + Brand
Zach Cooper, Cooper Construction Company
Craig DeBrew, Duke Energy
Anderson Ellis, The Van Winkle Law Firm
Carsten Erkel, Elkamet
Brynn Francis, IMOCO Inc.
Kelly Hollifield, Dampp Chaser
Chris Hykin, SMARTRAC
Nathan Kennedy, BB&T
Lee McElrath, Dominion Energy
Deborah Pressley, Friday Staffing Services

Ex-Officio Directors

Superintendent Bo Caldwell, Henderson County Public Schools
Councilman Hugh Clark, Town of Fletcher
Mayor Chae Davis, Town of Mills River
Chairman Grady Hawkins, Henderson County Board of Commissioners
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