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

  • Chreatha Alston, NC Community College System
    • Appointed April 16, 2017
    • Term Expires March 31, 2021
  • Michael Donoghue, Retired from insurance industry
    • Appointed March 7, 2011
    • Term Expires March 31, 2019
  • Chris Ehrenfeld, Bold NC, Past Chair
    • Appointed June 17, 2013
    • Term Expires March 31, 2021
  • Doug Emmons, Retired from software industry, Chair
    • Appointed June 17, 2013
    • Term Expires March 31, 2021
  • Mark Ferri, Viatec
    • Appointed April 16, 2017
    • Term Expires March 31, 2021
  • Linda Harris, Retired from poultry industry
    • Appointed March 7, 2011
    • Term Expires March 31, 2019
  • Taylor Hobbs, Hobbs Architects
    • Appointed January 20, 2015
    • Term Expires March 31, 2019
  • Greg Lewis, Pittsboro Roadhouse
    • Appointed January 20, 2015
    • Term Expires March 31, 2019
  • Dr. Jennifer Platt, TickWarriors, Secretary
    • Appointed April 16, 2017
    • Term Expires March 31, 2021
  • Rich Trogdon, First Bank, Treasurer
    • Appointed April 16, 2017
    • Term Expires March 31, 2021
  • Dr. Vaughn Upshaw, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
    • Appointed April 16, 2017
    • Term Expires March 31, 2021
  • Jeff Wilson, Wilson Brothers Trucking, Vice Chair
    • Appointed January 20, 2015
    • Term Expires March 31, 2019
  • Twig Wood, Brookwood Farms
    • Appointed March 7, 2011
    • Term Expires March 31, 2019

Ex-Officio Members

  • Alyssa Byrd, Chatham Economic Development Corporation
  • Mayor Tim Cunnup, Town of Goldston
  • Commissioner Mike Dasher, Chatham County
  • Commissioner Michael Fiocco, Town of Pittsboro
  • Mayor John Grimes, Town of Siler City
  • Commissioner Karen Howard, Chatham County
  • Dr. Derrick D. Jordan, Chatham County Schools
  • Dr. Bud Marchant, Central Carolina Community College
  • Cindy Poindexter, Chatham Chamber of Commerce

Ex-officio members do not have voting rights.