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.

The Southeastern Partnership Board

Jeff Etheridge, Chairman
David Burns, Vice-Chairman
ZV Pate Corporation
Sandy Spiers, Treasurer
Sun Trust Bank
John Nelms
Duke Energy Progress
Brenda Daniels
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
Walid Sobh
ECS Carolinas, LLP
Jennifer Harrell
Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway
Jim Morton
Wilmington Airport
Wyatt G. Upchurch
Private Investor
Kenneth Robinette
Private Investor
Robeson Committee of 100
Private Investor
Chuck Horne
Anson County
Charles Peterson
Bladen County
David Stuart
Brunswick County
Gary Lanier
Columbus County
Ed Melvin
Cumberland County
Roger Davis
Duplin County
Tim Johnson
Hoke County
Jim Methany
Montgomery County
Beth Dawson
New Hanover County
Ben Moss
Richmond County
Roger Oxendine
Robeson County
Kermit Williamson
Sampson County
Whit Gibson
Scotland County