Richmond County hires new Economic Developer


Richmond County Manager and Economic Developer Rick Sago introduced a new colleague at Monday’s monthly meeting of the Richmond County Board of Commissioners in Rockingham.

Martie Butler has been hired as Management Analyst and Economic Developer.

Butler worked for the N.C. Department of Commerce for five and a half years, as a Economic Developer in the Fayetteville Southeastern Regional Office, overseeing 11 counties, one of which was Richmond County. Butler earned her undergraduate degree from Campbell University, and her masters at Gardner-Webb University. She has also worked with the Southeast Economic Development Commission, where she met County Board Chairman Kenneth Robinette.

“Martie has been here for three weeks,” said Sago as he introduced her to the board. “We feel happy to have her here, she was well thought of by the state.”

“I’ve worked on Richmond County projects before and I’ve been really impressed with Richmond County,” said Butler. “I appreciate the confidence in bringing me here and I feel very grateful to be here.”

“Welcome aboard,” said Robinette. “We’re very pleased to have her. I know her from the Southeast, and she’s very professional.”