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Board of Directors

Duplin County

Mr. James Wolfe

Existing Industry Expansions Manager, Southeast Region
Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

Duplin County
Represents: Economic Development
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2023
Member Since: 2017
Committee: NCWorks Business Services

Mr. Al Searles

Senior Director, Transportation/Logistics
Smithfield Hog Production

Duplin County
Chair
Represents: Manufacturing Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2023
Member Since: 2011
Committee: Executive

Mr. Joe Wood

General Manager
United States Cold Storage, Inc.

Duplin County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2022
Member Since: 2020
Committee: NCWorks Business Services

Ms. Brenda Upchurch

Human Resources Manager
Pacom Manufacturing

Duplin County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2022
Member Since: 2020
Committee: NCWorks Career Pathways

Craven County

Mr. John Wilson

HR Manager
BSH Home Appliances Corp.

Craven County
Represents: Manufacturing Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2023
Member Since: 2014
Committee: NCWorks Business Services, and Youth Council

Mr. Bill Green

VP Business Services Officer
Branch Banking & Trust Co.

Craven County
Vice Chair
Represents: Finance Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2023
Member Since: 2012
Committee: NCWorks Career Pathways

Mr. Anthony M. Cruz

International Machinist & Aerospace Workers Union

Craven County
Represents: Labor Sector
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2023
Member Since: 2015
Committee: Youth Council

Carteret County

Mr. Trapas Pratt

Senior Vice President
Mechworks Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Carteret County
Represents: Private Sector
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2023
Member Since: 2019
Committee: NCWorks Business Services

Ms. Cindy Holman

Director
Carteret County Department of Social Services

Carteret County
Represents: Community Based Organization
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2022
Member Since: 2018
Committee: NCWorks Career Pathways

Mr. Michael Kraszeski

Vice President
Veneer Tech Corporation

Carteret County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2023
Member Since: 1998
Committee: Executive and NCWorks Business Services

Greene County

Ms. Judy Darden

Owner
Darden Bookkeeping

Greene County
Represents: Private Sector (Small Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2022
Member Since: 1999
Committee: Executive and NCWorks Career Pathways

Ms. Angela Bates

Executive Director
Greene Lamp, Inc.

Greene County
Represents: Community Based Organization
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2022
Member Since: 2011
Committee: Youth Council

Mr Rick Davis

Tide Tamer

Greene County
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2022
Member Since: 2020
Committee: NCWorks Business Services

Jones County

Mr. Frank Emory

Owner
Emory Construction

Jones County
Represents: Construction Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2022
Member Since: 2002
Committee: Executive and Youth Council

Dr. Norma Sermon-Boyd

Executive Director
Jones County Partnership for Children

Jones County
Represents: Community Based Organization
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2022
Member Since: 2006
Committee: Youth Council

Mr. David Hill

President
DP Hill Manufacturing

Jones County
Represents: Manufacturing Sector
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2022
Member Since: 2016
Committee: NCWorks Career Pathways

Lenoir County

Dr. Rusty Hunt

President
Lenoir Community College

Lenoir County
Represents: Education Sector
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2023
Member Since: 2017
Committee: NCWorks Business Services

Mr. Bruce Parson

Owner/Business Manager
The Blind Side/LCC

Lenoir County
Represents: Private Sector (Small Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2022
Member Since: 2006
Committee: NCWorks Career Pathways

Mr. Jason Trull

Senior HR Generalist
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

Lenoir County
Represents: Aerospace Manufacturing
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2023
Member Since: 2017
Committee: Executive

Onslow County

Mr. Karl Zurl

Southeast DWS Manager
Division of Workforce Solutions

Onslow County
Represents: Public Employment Service
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2022
Member Since: 2016
Committee: NCWorks Business Services

Ms. Shannon Vitak

Manager
Vocational Rehabilitation Office

Onslow County
Represents: Vocational Rehabilitation
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2023
Member Since: 2014
Committee: Youth Council

Ms. Veronica Perez

Site Director
Concentrix

Onslow County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2022
Member Since: 2019
Committee: Executive and NCWorks Career Pathways

Pamlico County

Ms. Lisa Jackson

Superintendent
Pamlico County Schools

Pamlico County
Represents: K-12 Education
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2022
Member Since: 2020
Committee: Youth Council

Ms. Carla Byrnes

Owner
B & B Yacht Designs

Pamlico County
Represents: Private Sector (Small Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2023
Member Since: 2004
Committee: Executive and NCWorks Career Pathways

Dr. Jim Ross

President
Pamlico Community College

Pamlico County
Represents: Education
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2023
Member Since: 2017
Committee: Youth Council

Wayne County

Melanie Sanders

Director of Human Resources
Caswell Development Center

Wayne County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2023
Member Since: 2015
Committee: Executive, NCWorks Business Services, and Youth Council

Mr. Charles Brogden

Human Resources Director
Franklin Baking Company, LLC

Wayne County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2023
Member Since: 2015
Committee: NCWorks Business Services

Ms. Amy Hartley

Executive Director
Wayne Opportunity Center

Represents: CBO
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2022
Member Since: 2021
Committee: NCWorks Career Pathways