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
Sandy Spiers, Treasurer Sun Trust Bank


Joann Anderson Southeastern Regional Medical Center
Steve Blanchard Fayetteville Public Works Commission
Pam Bostic  Southeastern Economic Development Commission
Brenda Daniels  Electricities of North Carolina
Roger   Davis Duplin County
Beth  Dawson New Hanover County
Letitia   Edens Hoke County
Whit  Gibson Scotland County
Chuck Horne Anson County
Gary Lanier Columbus County
Frank Lorick Waste Industries
Jim   Matheny Montgomery County
Ron Matthews AROC, LLC
Jason McLeod ECS Carolinas, LLP
John McNeill Robeson Committee of 100
Bill Melton Cape Fear Farm Credit 
Ed Melvin Cumberland County
Jim Morton Wilmington Airport
Ben  Moss Richmond County
John Nelms Duke Energy Progress
Roger   Oxendine Robeson County
Charles   Peterson Bladen County
Kenneth Robinette Private Investor
Russ Rogerson The Fayetteville Economic Alliance
Jimmy Smith North Carolina's EMC
David Stuart Brunswick County
Jaz Tunnell Piedmont Natural Gas
Wyatt G. Upchurch Private Investor
Dr. John  D. Ward Brunswick Electric EMC
Walter White Lumbee River EMC
Kermit Williamson Sampson County
Ben Woodruff First Citizens Bank
James E.  Yokeley Jr. NC State Ports Authority