Board of Directors

2021-22 Board of Directors

Executive Committee
Chair: Nathan Kennedy, Truist
Past Chair: Beau Waddell, Reaben Oil Company
Chair-Elect: Steve Gwaltney, First Citizens Bank
Treasurer: Zach Cooper, Cooper Construction Company
Economic Investment Fund: Will Buie, WGLA Engineering
President & CEO: Brittany Brady, HCPED


Elected & Appointed Directors
Dave Modaff, Friday Staffing Services
Dan Poeta, Horizon Heat & Air
Dale Salvaggio Bradshaw, B&E Enterprises
Craig DeBrew, Duke Energy
Anderson Ellis, The Van Winkle Law Firm
Carsten Erkel, Elkamet
Brynn Francis, IMOCO Inc.
Lee McElrath, Dominion Energy
Jim Rasmussen, Morrow Insurance Agency
Clement Riddle, ClearWater Environmental
Mark Russell, Southern Alarm and Security


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/ Vice-Chair Rebecca McCall, 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