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 UNC Health Southeastern
  • Steve Blanchard Fayetteville Public Works Commission
  • Pam Bostic Southeastern Economic Development Commision
  • Spence Broadhurst First National Bank
  • Aaron Brott NC State Ports Authority
  • Allen Bryant Brunswick County
  • Joey Carter Jacksonville Onslow Economic Development
  • Haddon Clark Sampson-Bladen Oil Company
  • Jason Cox UNC Health Southeastern
  • Brenda Daniels ElectriCities of North Carolina
  • Roger Davis Duplin County
  • Letitia Edens Hoke County
  • Deepal Eliatamby Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Whit Gibson Scotland County
  • Deb Hays New Hanover County
  • Robert Hester Star Communications
  • Chuck Horne Anson County
  • Shawn Hunt Lumbee River EMC
  • Ray Jordan Sampson County
  • 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
  • Chad McEwen Pender County
  • Jason McLeod ECS Southeast, LLP
  • John McNeil Robeson Committee of 100
  • Doug Mills 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
  • Kay Robinson Montgomery County
  • John Rouse NC Global TransPark
  • Harold Thomas Lenoir County
  • Matt Turner Barnhill Contracting Company
  • Dr. John D. Ward Brunswick Electric EMC
  • Dan Warrick SynTerra
  • John Young Columbus Regional Healthcare System