Board 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.

Jeff Etheridge, Chairman BB&T 
David Burns, Vice-Chairman ZV Pate Corporation
Jimmy Smith, Treasurer North Carolina's EMC


Joann Anderson Southeastern Health
Sherrod Banks The Banks Law Firm
Steve Blanchard Fayetteville Public Works Commission
Pam Bostic Southeastern Economic Development Commission
Spence Broadhurst First National Bank
Allen Bryant Brunswick County
Joey Carter Jacksonville Onslow Economic Development
Haddon Clark Sampson-Bladen Oil Company
Brenda Daniels  ElectriCities of North Carolina
Roger   Davis Duplin County
Letitia   Edens Hoke County
Whit  Gibson Scotland County
Robert Hester Star Communications
Chuck Horne Anson County
Shawn Hunt Lumbee River EMC
Larry Keen Cumberland County
Adam Kiker Moore County
Whitney King Atlantic Telephone Membership Corp.
Evan Kleinhans Cape Fear Farm Credit
Gary Lanier Columbus County
Jim   Matheny Montgomery County
Chad McEwen Pender County
Jason McLeod ECS Southeast, LLP
John McNeill Robeson Committee of 100
Etteinne Mitchell Craven County
Grey Morgan Southern Bank
John Nelms Duke Energy Progress
Roger   Oxendine Robeson County
Charles   Peterson Bladen County
Mark Pope Wayne County Development Alliance
John Rouse NC Global TransPark
Harold Thomas Lenoir County
Dr. John  D. Ward Brunswick Electric EMC
Bethany Welch NC State Ports Authority
Woody White New Hanover County
Kermit Williamson Sampson County
John Young Columbus Regional Healthcare System