Board of Directors

2020-21 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Chair: Beau Waddell, Reaben Oil Company
Past Chair: Steve Gwaltney, First Citizens Bank
Chair-Elect: Nathan Kennedy, Truist
Treasurer: Kelly Hollifield, Dampp Chaser
Economic Investment Fund: Chip Gould, Cason Companies
President & CEO: Brittany Brady, HCPED

Elected & Appointed Directors

Dave Modaff, Friday Staffing Services
Zach Cooper, Cooper Construction Company Dave
Craig DeBrew, Duke Energy
Anderson Ellis, The Van Winkle Law Firm
Carsten Erkel, Elkamet
Brynn Francis, IMOCO Inc.
Chris Hykin, SMARTRAC
Kelly Leonard, Entegra Bank
Lee McElrath, Dominion Energy
Jim Rasmussen, Morrow Insurance Agency
Clement Riddle, ClearWater Environmental
Mark Russell, Southern Alarm and Security
Andy Weymouth, Hajoca Corporation

Ex-Officio Directors

Carl Taylor, Henderson County Public Schools
Councilwoman Sheila Franklin, Town of Fletcher
Mayor Chae Davis, Town of Mills River
Chairman Bill Lapsley, Henderson County Board of Commissioners
Dr. Laura Leatherwood, Blue Ridge Community College
Mayor Carey O’Cain, Town of Laurel Park
Mayor Nick Weedman, Village of Flat Rock
Mayor Barbara Volk, City of Hendersonville