Our Board

Chair: Bryan Peterson                                              Vice-Chair: Jeff Dreyer

PRIVATE SECTOR SEATS

Alleghany County 

Dale Caveny
Manager
Blue Ridge Business Development Center
Jeff Smith                        President                    ACTV Broadband

Ashe County

Jeff Dreyer
Director of Manufacturing
American Emergency Vehicles
Kristen Neubauer
Plant Manager
GE Aviation

Avery County

Amy Crabbe                                                           Chief Operations Officer                           Appalachian Regional Healthcare  System
Ed Hinson              Chief Marketing & Sales Officer   SkyLine/SkyBest

Mitchell County

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

Watauga County

Hayden Gibson
Human Resources Director
Hospitality Mints
Tara Brossa         General Manager  Hampton Inn & Suites

Wilkes County

Brittany Brown                                                Human Resources Director                                  Infusion Points, LLC
Lynette Bang      Human Resources Manager                     Tyson Foods

Yancey County

Bryan Peterson
Human Resources Manager
Altec Industries
Whitney Brasington                 Co-owner            Mountain Electronics, LLC

PUBLIC SECTOR SEATS

[Adult Education and Literacy]
Debbie Woodard
Dean, College Readiness
Wilkes Community College
[Apprenticeship]
Brittany Brown
Human Resources Director
Infusion Points, LLC
[Community-Based Organization]
Amber Westall Briggs
Library Director
Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Library System
[Community-Based Organization]
Sherry Carpenter
VP Workforce Development Services
Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC
[Division of Workforce Solutions]
Felicia Culbreath-Setzer
Regional Operations Director
NCWorks                                                                  Division of Workforce Solutions
[Economic Development]
Cathy Barr
Director                        Ashe County Economic Development
[Labor]
Jason Nunn
Fraternal Order of Police
Wilkes County
[Post-Secondary Education]
Jennifer Shaffer
Associate Director of Marketing & Employer Relations – Career Development Center
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

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