Board and Staff


Jennifer Holcomb

Cathy Boswell2018 Board of Directors
Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

Joan Ward, Chairman
Owner, Ward Farms

Jeremy Coker
City Executive/VP, First Bank

Brad Crowell
Sales Representative, Bladen Office Supplies

Terri Edmund
General Manager, Joe’s Barbecue

John Elliott
Director – Government & Community Relations, Duke Energy

Pickett Council-Ellis
Vice President, Council Tool Company

Gary Faircloth
President & CEO, Boys & Girls Homes of NC

Bill Gore
Owner, Platinum Entertainment

Jamille Gore
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments

Greta Heye
Admissions Director, Shoreland Healthcare

David Holmes

Shawn Maynor
Mayor, Town of Bolton

Matt McLean
CPA/Manager, S. Preston Douglas & Associates

Rebecca Murphy
Manager, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Tabor City

Ethan Scott
Manager, Chadbourn Feed Service

Nancy Sigmon

Brenda Troy


Ex-Officio Members

Dr. Gary Lanier
Director, Columbus County Economic Development Commission

Terry Mann
Mayor, City of Whiteville

Dr. Anthony Clarke
President, Southeastern Community College

Gene Merritt
Director, Whiteville Downtown Development Commission