The Chatham County Economic Development Board of Directors meets on the second Tuesday of every month. View board meeting minutes.

Chreatha Alston, NC Community College System, Vice-Chair

Chreatha currently serves as the Director of Human Resources at Pitt Community College. Additionally, she is a real estate broker with 11 years of experience working with the community college system in marketing, foundation affairs, legal affairs and public relations.

Appointed April 16, 2017

Term Expires October 31, 2021

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Chris Ehrenfeld, Bold NC

Chris is in real estate sales, development and construction. His companies, all located in Chatham County, include Bold Construction, Bold Development, Bold Commercial Real Estate and Bold Real Estate. Chris and his family have lived in Chatham County for more than 20 years.

Appointed June 17, 2013

Term Expires October 31, 2021


Doug Emmons, Retired from software industry

Doug is retired after 40 years in the computer industry. Doug’s career includes positions in global marketing and business development and software start-up companies. Doug and his wife Joanne moved to Chatham County in 2008. Doug enjoys downhill skiing, kayaking, hiking, biking, and golfing.

Appointed June 17, 2013

Term Expires October 31, 2021


Taylor Hobbs, Hobbs Architects

Taylor is a co-founder of Hobbs Architects, PA in Pittsboro. Taylor is strongly rooted in the local community and has served on many boards such as the Chatham Arts Council and the AIA Triangle. These roots have helped enable Taylor to work on major capital improvement projects across Chatham County. Outside of work Taylor enjoys swimming, fishing, and working with his family on home improvement projects.

Appointed January 20, 2015

Term Expires October 31, 2023

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Greg Lewis, The Sycamore, Chair

Greg has been a Chatham resident for over 14 years. As the owner operator of YOLO Entertainment Group, Greg manages The Sycamore Steakhouse, Forest Hall and 39 West Catering, all located in Pittsboro and is a devoted advocate for downtown Pittsboro and small businesses.

Appointed January 20, 2015

Term Expires October 31, 2023


Ken Mack, The Education Foundation

Ken currently serves as the Senior Associate Director of The Education Foundation with over twenty years of fundraising experience. Ken also has a background in playing and coaching collegiate football. In his free time, Ken enjoys exercising, cooking, fishing, gardening, and reading.

Appointed November 2, 2020

Term Expires October 31, 2024


Antonio McBroom, Ben & Jerry’s Franchise Owner

Antonio is a franchise developer and franchisee of Ben & Jerry’s with retail locations throughout the southeast. Antonio grew up in rural Chatham County and earned the Morehead-Cain scholarship to UNC-Chapel Hill. Education is a forever passion for Antonio, evidenced by his experience with Teach for America, as well as his continue support for educational and scholarship programs. Antonio currently resides in Chapel Hill North Carolina with his wife, Emma, and two children.

Appointed November 10, 2020

Term Expires October 31, 2024


Dr. Jennifer Platt, TickWarriors

Dr. Platt received her DrPH from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2012. She has nearly three decades of leadership practice in policy and program development, implementation, and evaluation; her domestic and international experience spans local, state, and federal levels of government, and both the private and nonprofit sectors. She is the CEO and Founder of TickWarriors and the nonprofit Tick-borne Conditions United, where she educates healthcare providers and conducts research and advocacy for patients of the lesser-known tick-borne diseases.

Appointed April 16, 2017

Term Expires October 31, 2021


Jeff Wilson, Wilson Brothers Trucking

Jeff is a life long resident of Chatham County, having grown up in southwest Chatham on a poultry and cattle farm. In addition to Wilson Brothers, a family trucking company, Jeff operates a poultry farm raising organic chickens. Jeff is passionate about sustaining Chatham’s existing business, promoting agribusiness, and attracting new businesses that are a solid fit for Chatham County, where he resides with his wife and two children.

Appointed January 20, 2015

Term Expires October 31, 2023


Craig Wood, Brookwood Farms, Secretary/Treasurer

Craig B. Wood is the co-founder and vice president of Brookwood Farms, Inc. with the responsibility of sales, marketing, and distribution logistics. He also oversees all new product research and development. Mr. Wood has spent his entire working career building his family business. Mr. Wood attended North Carolina State University where he studied Agriculture Business.

Appointed November 10, 2020

Term Expires October 31, 2024


Ex-Officio Members

  • Dr. Lisa Chapman, Central Carolina Community College
  • Mayor Tim Cunnup, Town of Goldston
  • Commissioner Michael Fiocco, Town of Pittsboro
  • Mayor of Siler Citythis position is currently vacant 
  • Dr. Anthony Jackson, Superintendent of Chatham County Schools
  • Dan LaMontagne, Chatham County
  • Cindy Poindexter, Chatham Chamber of Commerce
  • Michael Smith, Chatham Economic Development Corporation President

Ex-officio members do not have voting rights.