Board of Directors

The Chatham Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors comprises a group of Chatham County leaders. The Board of Directors provides strategic guidance and adopts policies for the EDC.

New members are appointed to the board by the Chatham County Board of Commissioners. Board members serve a four-year term and can be re-appointed for a second term.

Doug Emmons, Chair
Retired
Original Appointment: June 17, 2013
Term Expires: March 31, 2021

Chris Ehrenfeld, Vice Chair
Bold NC
Original Appointment: June 17, 2013
Term Expires: March 31, 2021

Michael Donoghue, Treasurer
Retired
Original Appointment: March 7, 2011
Term Expires: March 31, 2019

Twig Wood, Secretary
Brookwood Farms
Original Appointment: March 7, 2011
Term Expires: March 31, 2019

Chreatha Alston
NC Community College System
Original Appointment: April 16, 2017
Term Expires: March 31, 2021

Lin Andrew
Chestnut Hill Farm
Original Appointment: April 16, 2017
Term Expires: March 31, 2021

Mayor Tim Cunnup
Town of Goldston
Ex-Officio Member
Original Appointment: July 1, 2006
Term Expires: No Term

Mark Ferri
Viatec
Original Appointment: April 16, 2017
Term Expires: March 31, 2021

Commissioner Michael Fiocco
Town of Pittsboro
Ex-Officio Member (Interim)
Original Appointment: April 16, 2017
Term Expires: No Term

Mayor John Grimes
Town of Siler City
Ex-Officio Member
Original Appointment: December 2, 2013
Term Expires: No Term

Linda Harris
Retired
Original Appointment: March 7, 2011
Term Expires: March 31, 2019

Taylor Hobbs
Hobbs Architects
Original Appointment: January 20, 2015
Term Expires: March 31, 2019

Commissioner Karen Howard
Chatham County
Ex-Officio Member
Original Appointment: Decemer 1, 2014
Term Expires: No Term

Dr. Derrick D. Jordan
Chatham County Schools
Ex-Officio Member
Original Appointment: February 18, 2014
Term Expires: No Term

Greg Lewis
Pittsboro Roadhouse
Original Appointment: January 20, 2015
Term Expires: March 31, 2019

Dr. Bud Marchant
Central Carolina Community College
Ex-Officio Member
Original Appointment: January 1, 2004
Term Expires: No Term

Mayor Cindy Perry
Town of Pittsboro
Ex-Officio Member
Original Appointment: December 14, 2015
Term Expires: No Term

Commissioner Walter Petty
Chatham County
Ex-Officio Member
Original Appointment: December 6, 2010
Term Expires: No Term

Dr. Jennifer Platt
TickWarriors
Original Appointment: April 16, 2017
Term Expires: March 31, 2021

Cindy Poindexter
Chatham Chamber of Commerce
Ex-Officio Member
Original Appointment: September 9, 2008
Term Expires: No Term

Jeffrey Starkweather
Retired
Original Appointment: April 16, 2017
Term Expires: March 31, 2021

Kyle Touchstone
Chatham Economic Development Corporation
Ex-Officio Member
Original Appointment: March 1, 2016
Term Expires: No Term

Rich Trogdon
First Bank
Original Appointment: April 16, 2017
Term Expires: March 31, 2021

Vaughn Upshaw
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Original Appointment: April 16, 2017
Term Expires: March 31, 2021

Jeff Wilson
Wilson Brothers Trucking
Original Appointment: January 20, 2015
Term Expires: March 31, 2019

Elizabeth Wrenn
Original Appointment: April 16, 2017
Term Expires: March 31, 2021