The Partnership Team

The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development consists of a small (but mighty!) staff and an experienced Board of Directors.

Strength in Numbers

Connected by a shared commitment to Henderson County’s long-term success, The Partnership team is comprised of a talented four-person staff and the community leaders currently serving on its Board of Directors. Leaning on each individual’s unique knowledge and expertise, the team works together to solve challenges and drive positive growth in Henderson County.


Brittany Brady
A native of Henderson County, Brittany is passionate about her community. Brittany started with the Partnership in 2010 focused on marketing and business recruitment to ensure a sustained industrial base in Henderson County. When she is not marketing Henderson County, she is enjoying the many natural assets the region has to offer, traveling to new spaces, enjoying a show and spending time with family and friends.
Victoria Todd
Director of Marketing
Victoria hails from the small town of Lenoir, NC. She holds degrees in both Marketing and Graphic Design. Prior to The Partnership, Victoria worked in manufacturing and retail management. After work, she is an amateur gardner and avid reader and enjoys chasing her toddler around while renovating her 1960’s ranch home with her husband.
Emily Martin
Director of Business Development
Emily will be responsible for the recruitment efforts for new corporate citizens as well industry programming to assist the existing industries in Henderson County. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brevard College and a Master in Public Administration from Clemson University. Outside of work, Emily enjoys hiking, tubing the French Broad, and enjoying the outdoor culture in Western North Carolina with her husband and dog.
Blake Moyer
Director of Industry Relations
Blake will be responsible for the dedicated outreach and relationships to the existing industry base.  In addition, he will be focused on product development strategies to secure and mature industrial sites and buildings for strategic growth. Outside of work, Blake enjoys the great outdoors by camping, hiking, and kayaking North Carolina’s beautiful landscape. Blake also enjoys playing and watching soccer, walks with his dog Zoey, and spending time with his wife, Courtney.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee
Steve Gwaltney
First Citizens Bank
Past Chair
Nathan Kennedy
Mark Russell
Southern Alarm & Security
Zach Cooper
Cooper Construction Company
Leadership & Governance Committee
Will Buie
WGLA Engineering
Community Outreach Committee
Dan Poeta
Horizon Heat & Air
President & CEO
Brittany Brady
The Partnership
Elected & Appointed Directors
John Bryant
Pardee UNC Health Care
Everett Lynch
UPM Raflatac, Inc
Steve Dozier
Beverly-Hanks & Associates
Craig DeBrew
Duke Energy
Anderson Ellis
The Van Winkle Law Firm
Carsten Erkel
Maddison Lake
Lake Holdings
Lee McElrath
Dominion Energy
Jim Rasmussen
Morrow Insurance Agency
Clement Riddle
ClearWater Environmental
Chip Gould
Cason Companies
Beau Waddell
Reaben Oil Company
Ex-Officio Directors
Carl Taylor
Henderson County Public Schools
Shanon Gonce
Mayor, Town of Mills River
Rebecca McCall
Chair, Henderson County Board of Commissioners
Dr. Laura Leatherwood
Blue Ridge Community College
Carey O’Cain
Mayor, Town of Laurel Park
Nick Weedman
Mayor, Village of Flat Rock
Barbara Volk
Mayor, City of Hendersonville
Sheila Franklin
Councilwoman, Town of Fletcher
Kelly Leonard
Economic Investment Fund of Henderson County