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 Truist
  • David Burns, Vice-Chairman ZV Pate Corporation
  • Jimmy Smith, Treasurer North Carolina's EMC
  • Owen Andrews Craven County and Craven 100 Alliance
  • Jason Beck Columbus Regional Healthcare Sys
  • Steve Blanchard Fayetteville Public Works Commission
  • Pam Bostic Southeastern Economic Development Commision
  • Jeffrey Bourk Wilmington International Airport
  • Spence Broadhurst First National Bank
  • Aaron Brott NC State Ports Authority
  • Allen Bryant Brunswick County
  • Haddon Clark Sampson-Bladen Oil Company
  • Drew Covert Southern Bank
  • Roger Davis Duplin County
  • Lori Dove UNC Health Southeastern
  • Letitia Edens Hoke County
  • Susan Edwards Jacksonville Onslow Economic Development
  • Deepal Eliatamby Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Whit Gibson Scotland County
  • Blake Hall Timmons Group
  • Robert Hester Star Communications
  • Chuck Horne Anson County
  • Chris Isley Truist Bank
  • Randall Jones Lumbee River EMC
  • Ray Jordan Sampson County
  • Whitney King FOCUS Broadband
  • Evan Kleinhans AgCarolina Farm Credit
  • Dr. Gary Lanier Columbus County
  • Jason McLeod ECS Southeast, LLP
  • John McNeill Robeson Committee of 100
  • Doug Mills Robeson Committee of 100
  • John Nelms Duke Energy Progress
  • Roger Oxendine Robeson County
  • Charles Peterson Bladen County
  • LeAnn Pierce New Hanover County
  • Mark Pope Wayne County Development Alliance
  • Kay Robinson Montgomery County
  • Dr. Mark Sorrells Cumberland County
  • Donnie Spivey Pee Dee EMC
  • Gary VonCannon Moore County
  • Dr. John D. Ward Brunswick Electric EMC