Our Board

Chair: Bryan Peterson                                              Vice-Chair: Chris Edwards

PRIVATE SECTOR SEATS

Alleghany County 

Dale Caveny
Manager
Blue Ridge Business Development Center
Paul Demmink
President
NAPCO

Ashe County

Jeff Dreyer
Director of Manufacturing
American Emergency Vehicles
John Lyons
Plant Manager
GE Aviation

Avery County

Vacancy Vacancy

Mitchell County

Richard Gambill
Human Resources Director
BRP Marine Propulsion Systems
Scott Reese
Human Resources Director
The Quartz Corporation

Watauga County

Chris Edwards
Assistant General Manager/Human Resources Director
Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock
Vacancy

Wilkes County

Bob Hege
President
Meadows Mills, Inc.
Nate Griffin
President
Anchor Coffee Company

Yancey County

Bryan Peterson
Human Resources Manager
Altec Industries
Christy Wilson
Owner/Manager
NuWray Inn

PUBLIC SECTOR SEATS

[Adult Education and Literacy]
Debbie Woodard
Dean, College Readiness
Wilkes Community College
[Apprenticeship]
Susan Banks
Administrative Assistant
Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc.
[Community-Based Organization]
Jane Blackburn
Director of Libraries
Appalachian Regional Library
[Community-Based Organization]
Melissa Soto
Executive Director
WAMY Community Action, Inc.
[Division of Workforce Solutions]
Felicia Culbreath-Setzer
Regional Operations Director
NCWorks, Division of Workforce Solutions
[Economic Development]
Dan Little
President
Wilkes EDC
[Labor]
Jonathan Huskins
SEANC
Mountain View Correctional Institution
[Post-Secondary Education]
Dr. Terry Rawls
Executive Director, Educational Outreach & Summer Programs
Appalachian State University
[Labor]
Lynette Orbovich
SEANC
Appalachian State University
 [Vocational Rehabilitation]
Mike Birkmire
Manager
Vocational Rehabilitation Services

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Sam Ray
Retired Business Owner

HCWDB Meeting & Events Calendar

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