Our Board

Chair: Bryan Peterson                                              Vice-Chair: Jeff Dreyer


Alleghany County 

Dale Caveny
Blue Ridge Business Development Center

Ashe County

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

Avery County

Amy Crabbe                                                           Senior VP of People Services                           Appalachian Regional Healthcare  System
Ed Hinson        Executive Director of Competitive Operations 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 Daemer                                                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


[Adult Education and Literacy]
Debbie Woodard
Dean, College Readiness
Wilkes Community College
Brittany Daemer
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
Jason Nunn
Fraternal Order of Police
Wilkes County
[Post-Secondary Education]
Dr. Terry Rawls
Executive Director, Educational Outreach & Summer Programs
Appalachian State University
Lynette Orbovich
Appalachian State University
 [Vocational Rehabilitation]
Mike Birkmire
Vocational Rehabilitation Services


Sam Ray
Retired Business Owner

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