2018 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Johnny Carson, Chairman, North Carolina Farm Bureau

Kate Gavenus, Vice Chair, Beech Mtn. Tourism and Development

Barbara Jones, Avery DSS, Secretary

Amanda white, Treasurer, Capital Bank

Nancy Reigel, Community Impact Chair, community volunteer

Tom Hughes, Past chair

Fred Pfohl, Chairman Emeritus, Fred’s General MercantileMercantile

Board Members 

Dr. Scott Elliott, Watauga County Schools Superintendent

Joan Hearn, Community Volunteer

Ed Miller, New River Light and Power

Nancy Stroupe Morrison

Jack James, community volunteer

Jenny Stultz, former Mayor of Gastonia

Joel Wise, manager, Publix

Allen Moseley, Attorney

Board Members Emeritus:

Susan Poorman, Past Vice Chair


Dr. Gary L. Childers, Executive Director

Susan Stuber, Office Manager

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