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Board of Directors

Officers

Mr. Al Searles

Chair

Mr. Jason Trull

Vice Chair

Mr. John Wilson

Secretary Treasure

Carteret County

Mr. Michael Kraszeski

Vice President
Veneer Technologies

Carteret County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2021
Member Since: 1998
Committee: Executive and 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. Trapas Pratt

Senior Vice President
Mechworks Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Carteret County
Represents: Organized Labor
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2021
Member Since: 2019

Craven County

Mr. Bill Green

VP Business Services Officer
Branch Banking & Trust Co.

Craven County
Vice Chair
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2021
Member Since: 2012
Committee: Executive and NCWorks Career Pathways

Mr. John Wilson

HR Manager
BSH Home Appliances Corp.

Craven County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2021
Member Since: 2014
Committee: NCWorks Business Services, Youth Council

Mr. Anthony M. Cruz

International Machinist & Aerospace Workers Union

Craven County
Represents: Labor
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2021
Member Since: 2015
Committee: Youth Council

Duplin County

Mr. Al Searles

Senior Director, Transportation/Logistics
Smithfield Hog Production

Duplin County
Chair
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2021
Member Since: 2011
Committee: Executive and Youth Council

Mr. James Wolfe

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

Duplin County
Represents: Economic Development
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2021
Member Since: 2017

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
Pacon Manufacturing

Duplin County
Human Resources Manager
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2022

Greene County

Ms. Judy Darden

Owner
Darden Bookkeeping

Greene County
Represents: Private Sector (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: NCWorks Business Business Services and Youth Council

Mr Rick Davis

Tide Tamer

Greene County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2021

Jones County

Mr. Frank Emory

Owner
Emory Construction

Jones County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2021
Member Since: 2002
Committee: Executive and Youth Council

Dr. Norma Sermon-Boyd

Executive Director
Jones Co. Partnership for Children

Jones County
Represents: Community Based Organization
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2021
Member Since: 2006
Committee: Youth Council

Mr. David Hill

President
DP Hill Manufacturing

Jones County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2021
Member Since: 2016
Committee: NCWorks Career Pathways

Lenoir County

Dr. Rusty Hunt

President
Lenoir Community College

Lenoir County
Represents: Adult Education & Literacy
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2021
Member Since: 2017
Committee: NCWorks Career Pathways

Mr. Bruce Parson

Owner
The Blind Shop

Lenoir County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2021
Member Since: 2005
Committee: NCWorks Career Pathways

Mr. Jason Trull

Senior HR Generalist
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

Lenoir County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2021
Member Since: 2017
Committee: Executive

Onslow County

Mr. Karl Zurl

Regional Operations Director
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, 2021
Member Since: 2014
Committee: Youth Council

Ms. Veronica Perez

Site Director
Concentrix

Onslow County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2021
Member Since: 2019
Committee: Youth Council

Pamlico County

Ms. Lisa Jackson

Superintendent
Pamlico County Schools

Pamlico County
Represents: Education
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2022
Member Since: 2020

Ms. Carla Byrnes

Owner
B & B Yacht Designs

Pamlico County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2021
Member Since: 2004
Committee: Executive

Dr. Jim Ross

President
Pamlico Community College

Pamlico County
Represents: Education
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2021
Member Since: 2017

Wayne County

Mr. Fletcher Bizzell

Board Director
Wayne Opportunities

Wayne County
Represents: Community Based Organization
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2021
Member Since: 2008
Committee: NCWorks Career Pathways

Melanie Sanders

Director of Human Resources
Caswell Development Center

Wayne County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2021
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, 2021
Member Since: 2015
Committee: NCWorks Business Services