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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Ann Ashley

For over 30 years, Ann Ashley has watched Biltmore Estate grow from a small, family-owned business to a major attraction of 2,400+ employees that welcomes one and a half million visitors annually. With a background in education and a proven track record building interpersonal relationships, Ashley rose through the ranks from restaurant server to Visitor Center Manager of the Biltmore Estate Winery to Guest Relations Manager of the Estate to become a Vice President with The Biltmore Company. Ashley’s commitment to Biltmore has been an integral part of a success story that continues today.

 

Ashley’s leadership in business units and human resources has helped create positive results in team building and internal/external customer service. She encourages personal and professional employee development, monitors employee morale, and focuses on improving guest satisfaction and increasing profit. Ashley’s success as a financial architect has affected growth in revenue centers while controlling costs.

The recipient of numerous awards in business, she has been honored with The Diamond Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business from The Business Journal and embraces opportunities to serve and to continue learning. Recognized by the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce for her involvement in founding the statewide HR Subcommittee which advises the governor’s office and legislature, she also serves on numerous boards and as a volunteer at her church and in her community. Ann is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has done post graduate work at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Wake Forest University, and The Neuroleadership Institute.

On her own time, Ann enjoys entertaining and outdoor activities with her family in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

Creighton Blackwell

Creighton P. Blackwell is an accomplished financial professional and financial education advocate for over 19 years on a local as well as national level.  Prior to his current position, Creighton held the position of Vice President of Retail Sales and Service and Community Engagement at Coastal Federal Credit Union.

He has held upper level management positions at RBC Bank such as Director of Sales Communications, Community Development Specialist, Manager of Business Banking Strategy, Chapel Hill Market Executive and Banking Center Manager of 9 different locations.

Creighton also has extensive community service experience serving on non-profit boards such as Triangle Family Services, Orange County Partnership for Young Children, the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, the Executive Board of the North Carolina Council for Economic Education, NC Jumpstart, the Membership Service Department Board of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the Business advisory Council of Durham Public Schools, the Foundation for a Sustainable Community, NC Community Shares, the Caring Community Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and the YMCA. 

He also is a graduate of the Leadership North Carolina program where he chaired the Education session and currently serves as the Chairperson for the Morrisville.

Dawn Braswell

Dawn Braswell is the Training Manager for Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub in Charlotte, NC.  Dawn has worked with the facility’s training department since March 2011.  As the Training Manager, she oversees all learning and development for the more than 1300 employees in this advanced manufacturing environment. 

Dawn serves on several boards including the Steele Creek YMCA Board, NC Business Committee on Education, South Charlotte Chapter of the Chamber, and Central Piedmont Community College’s Foundation Board.  

Prior to Siemens, Dawn spent ten years in higher education, specifically serving as an Associate Dean with the North Carolina Community College System.  She holds a BS in Criminal Justice and a MS in Adult Education.   

In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, Scott, and their 13-year old daughter, Bailey. 

Jena Collins

Geoffrey Coltrane

With more than 17 years of experience in education, Geoff Coltrane is the Senior Education Advisor for Governor Roy Cooper. 

Previously, Geoff served as the Director of Institutional Research and Strategic Initiatives at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, where he developed and led various research and evaluation projects and helped to facilitate the school’s strategic plan.  Prior to that, Geoff was the Director of Program and Policy at the James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, where he was responsible for the Hunt Institute’s programs for education policy leaders, including the Governors’ Education Symposium and the North Carolina Legislators Retreat.  Geoff also served as the Research and Communications Director with the North Carolina New Schools Project, where he managed research efforts on school performance for redesigned and early college high schools across the state. 

After five years as an elementary teacher and math professional development leader in Durham, NC, Geoff completed a master’s degree in public policy at Duke University. 

A North Carolina Teaching Fellow, Geoff earned his undergraduate degree in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Albert Eckel

Tim Hagler

  • Born and raised in Harrisburg, NC  in Cabarrus County

  • Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Gardner-Webb University

  • Served 26 continuous years of service (1987-2013) in his community as an elected official in Harrisburg; the last 13 of those years as Mayor

  • Currently serves on: Board of Directors Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation; Board of Directors Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau; Board of Directors North Chapter Charlotte Chamber; Board of Directors Greater Charlotte Hospitality and Tourism Alliance; Board Member of NC Business Committee for Education; Member NC Travel and Tourism Coalition; Member of Governor’s Motorsports Advisory Council: Member of NC Motorsports Association; Member of NC Chamber; Concord Rotary Club Board of Directors; Foundation of the Carolinas-Cabarrus County Board of Trustees

  • Board Chairman Harrisburg Hickory Ridge High School Academy of Hospitality and Tourism

  • Assist coach Harrisburg Hickory Ridge HS football

  • He is married to his wife Nancy for 31 years and has five children, one daughter-in-law, and one grandson and granddaughter

Enjoys family, church, racing and football

Lilyn Hester

Lilyn is Google's Head of Southeast External Affairs and Government Relations, leading the public policy, government and community relations efforts in the region. Lilyn is a proud Army brat who calls North Carolina home. Lilyn is a former journalist and communications professional. She's also an avid gardener. Lilyn is a graduate of UNC-Charlotte.

Derek Kelly

Suzie Koontz

As community engagement manager for Lenovo North America, Suzie is responsible for employee volunteerism and charitable giving in U.S and Canada. She thrives on building community partnerships that advance STEM Education programs, increase access to opportunity for diverse populations, and empower others to improve their communities.

Suzie holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and enjoys working with national organizations like NAF and Boys & Girls Clubs of America as well as local, North Carolina schools and education-focused nonprofits.

Adri Maisonet

Bill McAulay

Bill has been with PSNC Energy for over 37 years, working in a variety of positions before assuming the primary external relations role in 1992.  He represents the company before the North Carolina General Assembly, the Utilities Commission and other state agencies. Bill served as Chairman of NCBCE from 2005-2007.

Steve McGlothlin

Steve currently serves as a Business Development Director for Gerber Collision and Glass in the Southeast US Market. Gerber presently operates 475 Automotive Collision Repair Centers across 21 States in the US and all 5 Provinces in Canada. Opening his first auto body facility in 1979, Steve has worked in the automotive industry for 38 years and began to assist with consolidation of the collision repair industry in 1996 to provide higher levels of customer satisfaction through continuous education and training of our teams.

 

As a student participant in vocational training programs such as Industrial Cooperative Training during high school, he believes in our State’s Career and Technical strength to develop skilled employees necessary for continued economic growth. Through

organizations like the North Carolina Business Committee for Education, Steve believes our state has the tools and staff necessary to assist in our continued workforce development.

 

A resident of Mooresville NC, Steve has grown with the Lake

Norman community since 1965 and continues to serve the town in growth, planning, and development. He is a passionate cyclist and enjoys biking the beautiful diversity that North Carolina offers from the mountains to the coast.

 

Steve and his wife Lynn have been married for 35 years. They have two married daughters and four adventurous grandchildren. Their oldest daughter Ashley Kerr was an educator in the Mooresville Graded School System for 8 years and continues to teach in Peachtree GA.

Sheila Meadows

Vice President, Human Resources, Mission Hospital and System Talent Management

Michael Mitchell

Mike Mitchell is a trial and appellate lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in state and federal courts. He is co-chair of the firm's Business Litigation group, as well as the Intellectual Property Litigation practice. In Chambers USA, Mike is praised for his "great insight" and sources note that "his client service is
fabulous" (Chambers USA 2014).
Mike advises clients on business strategies for resolving complex disputes. He regularly manages complex business litigation. He has tried cases in all three federal districts in North Carolina and in numerous counties across the State. Mike routinely handles cases in the North Carolina Business Court, and cases designated as Exceptional by the Chief Justice. He has handled appeals before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Supreme Court and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He also represents clients in litigation in other states -- most recently, New York, Texas, and Michigan.
In 2018, Mike was appointed by Chief Justice Mark Martin to serve on the North Carolina Rules Advisory Commission. Chief Justice Martin also appointed Mike to serve on the Commission for the Administration of Law and Justice in 2015. In August 2013, Mike was appointed by Governor Pat McCrory to serve on the North
Carolina General Statutes Commission. Mike also serves on the Civil Local Rules Committee of the Eastern District of North Carolina and he has worked to revise the local rules for the Tenth Judicial District for electronic discovery.
Mike has served as the Vice Chair of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education. In 2013, he accepted the opportunity to serve on a special advisory committee to Governor McCrory to consider changes to the composition of the Education Cabinet in North Carolina.
He has served in various leadership positions in the North Carolina Bar Association and currently holds several leadership roles in the firm. Mike formerly served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank W. Bullock, Jr., United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Steven Pearson

Steven Pearson is a corporate citizenship leader at IBM and has expertise in corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, K-12 education, disaster response efforts, economic & community development and employee engagement.  In his current role, Steven serves as the public face of IBM to advance corporate thought leadership by strengthening IBM's community relations, government relations, media relations and the public perception of IBM in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Steven is change agent and a purpose driven professional who is committed to making the world a better place. In 2015 Steven was featured in Business Insider as one of 17 IBM “Rockstars” who is changing the direction of the company based on his impact in Angola as part of IBM’s premier leadership program Corporate Services Corps.  Steven is also a recipient of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship by the German Marshall Fund, a recipient of the Triangle Business Journal 40 under 40 leadership award and 2016 Triangle Business Journal Leadership in Diversity award. In his spare time he enjoys motivational speaking on topics such as purpose, leadership and fatherhood. Mr. Pearson is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of the Greater Triangle, Board of Directors for Triangle Community Foundation and East Durham Children’s Initiative.

Rebecca Quinn-Wolf

Rebecca Quinn-Wolf is Vice President and Director of Client & Community Relations for PNC’s Eastern Carolinas market, based in Raleigh, NC. In her role she is responsible for leading and building strategic community partnerships, building the PNC brand through the PNC Foundation and sponsorship initiatives. She also directs employee engagement programs, as well as PNC Grow Up Great, a $350 million corporate-wide program focused on volunteerism and outreach efforts helping underserved preschool children throughout the market. Rebecca has been with PNC for twelve years in community relations, originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and while there started PNC Arts Alive, a 5-year, $5 million initiative to support visual and performing arts organizations.

 

Prior to PNC, Rebecca served as Director of Corporate & Individual Giving for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, as well as Director of Corporate Relations for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Rebecca started her career at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and there, was a founder and Director of the first Young Professionals Network (YPN) in the country.

 

Rebecca is passionate about giving back to the community and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation, and the Kraft YMCA Advisory Board. She is Past Chair of the Board of Directors & Executive Committee of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, and was Chair of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Sports Council from 2014-2016. Rebecca is a Triangle Leadership Goodmon Fellow, Transforming Leaders Class of 2017.  Rebecca was Co-Chair of the NC Symphony’s 85th Anniversary Gala in October 2017 and was Co-Chair/founder of their inaugural Friends of Note event in 2014 & 2015, to raise awareness and funding to bring music education to children across the state. She was also co-chair of Wake Education Partnership’s 30th Anniversary Celebration in 2013. In Philadelphia she served on the Board of Directors of Delaware Valley Grantmakers (DVG) and the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe. Rebecca was honored by the City of Philadelphia as a “Next Generation of Women in Leadership” in March 2011. She is a graduate of Leadership Philadelphia, Core Class 2010 and was named one of the 2010 “40 under 40” by the Philadelphia Business Journal. In 2000, Rebecca was named one of the “Top 100 People to Watch in Philadelphia” by Philadelphia Style magazine. She graduated from Rosemont College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Political Science, and served on the college’s Alumni Board for six years. Rebecca is married to Matt Wolf (20 years) and has two children, Jake (18 years old) and Abby (15 years old).

Trey Rabon

Trey was appointed to his current position in 2013 after proving himself as a key leader in the External and Legislative Affairs organization through successful public policy campaigns in Tennessee.  Trey uses his deep understanding of the communications industry to clearly and concisely communicate AT&T public policy positions with internal and external stakeholders, while leveraging strategic relationships to benefit AT&T Public Policy at the municipal, state, and federal levels.

In addition to leading AT&T public policy initiatives, Trey supports AT&T business development, media relations, community relations, and third-party advocacy throughout North Carolina.   

His strength in connecting stakeholders with solutions has helped achieve successful outcomes for key AT&T public policy initiatives, including; deregulation of landline services, streamlining of permitting processes, development of statewide next generation 911 policy, corporate tax reform to encourage innovation and investment in next generation communications services, and removal of carrier of last resort obligations, among other legislative achievements.  Trey has also successfully led local referendums to prevent the expansion of municipal broadband providers and zoning ordinances that were harmful to AT&T infrastructure expansion efforts.

Trey was one of only fifty-six leaders across AT&T selected to participate in the 2013 Accelerated Development Program (ADP), a year-long intensive AT&T experience designed to advance business acumen and increase strategic perspective as preparation for future leadership opportunities.  He has twice received the Pinnacle Award as well as receiving the President’s Circle award for exceptional leadership

Trey is a 2015 graduate of Leadership North Carolina and a 2011 graduate of the Westar Regional Leadership Development program in Tennessee.  He is the 2011 recipient of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leader Award.

Trey has a Master’s of Business Administration degree in International Business from the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina.  He is a certified Project Management Professional accredited by the Project Management Institute.

Trey represents AT&T on the North Carolina State Emergency Response Team, assisting the state Emergency Management Division in disaster planning, coordination and response.  He also advises the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina on economic development issues and industry recruitment.

Trey and his wife live in Raleigh, NC, with their two children and are active in church, youth sports, and making memories with family and friends.

Nicole Ramsdell

Nicole is Vice President and Counsel at Belk, Inc., a department store retail company headquartered in Charlotte, NC, with almost 300 stores in 16 states and employer of approximately 25,000 employees.  Nicole handles employment law matters for the Company.  This includes managing employment litigation and advising her business partners and executives on a broad range of employment law issues.  Nicole previously worked for Family Dollar as Senior Counsel. She has also worked for the federal government as a trial attorney at the EEOC and for the state of North Carolina as a prosecutor in addition to her time in private practice.

Nicole graduated from Duke University and the University of Michigan School of Law.  She and her husband have two children, both in Mecklenburg County public schools.

Tom Ryan

Tom is a Senior Vice President and Regional Lead for Fidelity’s North Carolina operations.

As Regional Leader, Tom is one of three senior executives who serve as general managers for Fidelity’s campus in Durham and other North Carolina work sites.  In this role, Tom represents Fidelity in the community and particularly in the company’s initiatives related to education and financial literacy.

Tom works in WI Emerging Products where he is helping lead the market rollout and scaling of new product offerings.

Previously, Tom led WI’s Communications and Education group which crafts and delivers workplace benefit plan communications to educate plan sponsors and participants.

Since joining Fidelity in 2000, Tom has worked in product development, sales operations, strategic planning, and human resources.  Tom started his corporate career in human resources at Merrill Lynch.
Before entering the business world, Tom was a teacher, coach, and administrator at the Hun School of Princeton in New Jersey.
Tom graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and received his Master’s in Educational Administration from Rider University.  He lives with his family in Cary, North Carolina.

Jason Sage

HR Director Caterpillar, Inc.

Marti Skold-Jordan

Marti Skold-Jordan is Manager, US Community Partnerships, at GSK. 

Ms. Skold-Jordan is responsible for the Community Partnerships programs at GSK’s headquarters sites in the U.S : Research Triangle Park, NC, and in Philadelphia, PA with a focus on STEM and Science Education.  She was previously Manager of External Communications for GSK. Before joining GSK, Ms. Skold-Jordan spent 30 years covering news and weather as a journalist in television markets around the country.

Ms. Skold-Jordan received her bachelor’s degree from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota.

Ms. Skold-Jordan is a two time Emmy Award winner with an Emmy for Best Newscast in Los Angeles and an Emmy for Science and Environmental Reporting.

Lawrence B. “Bo” Somers

 Mr. Somers is Deputy General Counsel for Duke Energy Corporation, leading the North Carolina state regulatory legal team.  Mr. Somers represents and counsels public utilities in complex, high profile and strategic state regulatory, public affairs and governmental affairs matters.  He was named to his current role in February 2013. 

He began his career at Duke Energy in 2001 as senior counsel in the company’s legal department, where he had increasing responsibility for Duke Energy Carolinas’ environmental, health & safety and litigation matters in the company’s Charlotte office.  Mr. Somers then served as associate general counsel and represented Duke Energy on a wide variety of legal issues before state utilities commissions.  Beginning in February 2009, Mr. Somers served as Director, State Regulatory Affairs in the company’s Raleigh office.  From June 2010 to February 2013, Mr. Somers served as Managing Director, State Government and Environmental Affairs for Duke Energy Carolinas. 

Mr. Somers began his legal career in 1995 as an associate attorney with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC in Winston-Salem and later in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Prior to attending law school, Mr. Somers served as a staff assistant to U.S. Congressman Steve Neal in Washington, D.C. 

A native of Reidsville, North Carolina, Mr. Somers received his B.A. with distinction in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. with high honors from the Duke University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.  Mr. Somers has served on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Business Committee for Education since 2010, and served as its Chair from 2015-2017.  Mr. Somers also serves on the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Commission, the UNC School of Law Center for Climate, Energy, Environment, and Economics (CE3) Board of Advisors, and is a member of the North Carolina Chamber Education Committee.  Mr. Somers previously served on the North Carolina New Schools Advisory Board, and served as its Chair from 2013-2015. 

Mr. Somers is a graduate of Leadership North Carolina.  Mr. Somers and his wife, Debbie, have two daughters.

Caroline Sullivan

Caroline Sullivan brings a unique combination of 25 years of experience and leadership in local, state and federal government. She was elected in 2012 to the Wake County Board of Commissioners, She served as Vice-Chair of the Board as well as Chair of the Budget, Audit and Finance Committee and Co-Chair of the Education Committee and Human Services Committee. Ms. Sullivan has served in a leadership capacity in local, state and national Associations relating to her position, serving as Chair of the Public Education Committee of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, (NCACC).  She has also served on the NCACC Special Task Force on Mental Health, the Legislative Goals Committee, Executive Committee and the Health and Human Services Committee.  Ms. Sullivan also served as Vice-Chair for the Triangle J Council of Governments.

She has been very active in the community serving on the Passage Home Board. Triangle Family Services Board, Wake County Smart Start Board, Poe Center for Health Education Board, WakeEd Partnership Leadership Council, Alliance Behavioral Healthcare Board, Wake County Commission for Women, Wake County Task Force for Women’s Employment Issues, Capital Area Workforce Development Board, Wake County Continuum of Care Board, Rex Cancer Center Patient Advisory Council, NAMI Wake Board, SafeChild and the NC Interagency Coordinating Council for Children with Disabilities where she served as chair.

Prior to moving to Raleigh, Caroline worked for almost a decade in Washington, holding positions on Capitol Hill, in trade associations and in political and advocacy organizations.

Caroline was born and raised in Charlotte and graduated with Honors from UNC-Chapel Hill.  She is married to Richard Sullivan and they have a son at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a daughter at Enloe High School.

Mamie Sutphin

Mamie Sutphin is responsible for Community Engagement Programs for Reynolds American, Inc. Prior to joining Reynolds American, Mamie spent most of her career in Winston-Salem’s non-profit, fundraising community as her past roles include: Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Foundation at Forsyth Tech and Vice President of Resource Development at United Way of Forsyth County.

Mamie received her bachelor’s degree from Meredith College and her MBA from Wake Forest University. She is also a graduate of Leadership Winston-Salem.

Mamie’s community involvement includes Board of Directors – North Carolina Business Committee for Education, Board of Directors and Executive Committee – Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors and Executive Committee – Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership, and Board of Directors – Novant Health Foundation Forsyth Medical Center where she is the 2018 chair of the Women’s Council.

Mamie and her husband have two young sons and live in Pilot Mountain where Mamie serves on the Surry County Board of Education.

Will Sutton

Andy Willis

Andy Willis is Chief of Staff to the University of North Carolina’s Dean of the Medical School and Chief Executive Officer for the University of North Carolina Health Care System in April of 2013.  Mr. Willis most currently served as the State Budget Officer for the State of North Carolina under Governor Beverly Perdue and as Chief Operating Officer for the Office of State Budget and Management under Governor Pat McCrory.

As Chief of Staff to Dr. Bill Roper, Mr. Willis is utilizing his years of government experience to assist Dr. Roper and other senior staff and executive team members in the design and implementation of collaborative projects with partners throughout the state. He serves on the Senior Executive Team for the School of Medicine and the Health Care System.

Mr. Willis has over 20 years of experience in government and higher education. He began his career in Pamlico County government, followed by time in the North Carolina General Assembly as a senior budget policy and fiscal analyst for the Fiscal Research Division.  For four years, he was Assistant to the Chancellor for External Affairs at N.C. State, his alma mater, before being named by UNC President Erskine Bowles as the University of North Carolina General Administration's Vice President for Government Relations.  Mr. Willis returned to state government in 2009 by being appointed as Senior Advisor to the Governor for Government Affairs.  In 2011, Mr. Willis was appointed by Governor Perdue to serve as the Director of the Office of State Budget and Management.  In this role, he served as the State Budget Officer, Secretary to the Council of State, and as a member of the Governor’s Cabinet.  He served as the Governor’s primary fiscal advisor and as one of the three primary fiduciaries for the State of North Carolina.  This included providing constitutional and statutory oversight and management of the State of North Carolina’s $50 billion budget.

Mr. Willis holds a Master of Public Administration degree from UNC and a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Carolina State University.  He resides in Cary, North Carolina and is married to Jennifer Herrera Willis.  They have two sons and one daughter.

Teross Young

VP Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs, Retail Business Services, LLC
Teross leads government affairs work for the Delhaize’s Food Lion, LLC and Hannaford banners.   He is a supermarket industry veteran, with more than 20 years of experience at the company. He monitors, analyzes and communicates current and emerging public policy issues at the federal, state and local government levels that impact the operations, business performance, competitive position and business strategy of Delhaize America. 
Teross also represents Delhaize America on a number of national and state retail and food industry associations. Among these, he serves on the boards of directors of the Georgia Food Industry Council, the Maine Chamber, the North Carolina Business Committee for Education, the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association, the South Carolina Retail Association and the Virginia Retail Merchants Association.
Additionally, Teross is active in public service and he was elected to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem of the Town of Troutman, North Carolina. Teross also serves on the board of directors of the Lion’s Share Federal Credit Union. The full-service financial cooperative was established in 1982 to serve the employees and retirees of Delhaize America, along with their family members.
Teross earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and he also is a graduate of the Public Affairs Institute. He, his wife, Renee, and their son, Tyler, reside in Troutman, N.C.

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