Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors represent every county in North Carolina’s Southeast region and provide guidance and oversight to our organization. The Southeastern Partnership, Inc. board is made up of private sector and public sector investors with an interest in promoting regional economic development. We are grateful for their time and commitment to North Carolina’s Southeast.

  • Jeff Etheridge, Chairman BB&T
  • David Burns, Vice-Chairman ZV Pate Corporation
  • Jimmy Smith, Treasurer North Carolina's EMC
  • Joann Anderson Southeastern Health
  • Steve Blanchard Fayetteville Public Works Commission
  • Pam Bostic Southeastern Economic Development Commision
  • 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
  • Dr. Larry Keen Cumberland County
  • Adam Kiker Moore County
  • Whitney King Atlantic Telephone Membership Corp.
  • Evan Kleinhans Cape Fear Farm Credit
  • Dr. Gary Lanier Columbus County
  • Jim Matheny Montgomery County
  • Chad McEwen Pender County
  • Jason McLeod ECS Southeast, LLP
  • John McNeil 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