Boards of Directors

Our Board of Directors represent every county in the Southeast Region and provide guidance and oversight to our organization.   The Southeastern Partnership, Inc. board is made up of private sector investors with an interest in promoting regional economic development.

The Southeastern Partnership Board

Jeff Etheridge, Chairman
BB&T 
 
David Burns, Vice-Chairman
ZV Pate Corporation
 
Sandy Spiers, Treasurer
Sun Trust Bank
 
John Nelms
Duke Energy Progress
 
Conley Hilliard
Electricities of North Carolina
 
Russ Rogerson
The Fayetteville Economic Alliance
 
Steve Blanchard
Fayetteville Public Works Commission
 
Ben Woodruff
First Citizens Bank
 
Jimmy Smith
North Carolina's EMC
 
Walter White
Lumbee River EMC
 
James E. Yokeley, Jr.
NC State Ports Authority
 
John Monaghan
Piedmont Natural Gas
 
Pam Bostic
Southeastern Economic Development Commission
 
Joann Anderson
Southeastern Regional Medical Center
 
 Dr. John D. Ward
Brunswick Electric EMC
 
Frank Lorick
Waste Industries
 
Ron Matthews
AROC, LLC
 
Walid Sobh
ECS Carolinas, LLP
 
Russ Smitley
Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway
 
Wyatt G. Upchurch
Private Investor
 
Kenneth Robinette
Private Investor
 
Robeson Committee of 100
Private Investor