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The Economic Development Board membership includes the following appointees:

Ex-officio Members

Dan J. Forest Lieutenant Governor
Sharon Decker  Secretary of Commerce
Elaine Marshall  Secretary of State          
Lyons Gray Secretary of Revenue
Susan Kluttz Secretary of Department of Cultural Resources
June Atkinson Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tom Ross  President, University of North Carolina
Scott Ralls  President, Community College System

Four Members of the Senate

Appointed by the President Pro Tempore

Senator Harry Brown
Senator Bill Rabon
Senator Tamara Barringer
Senator Ben Clark

Four Members of the House

Appointed by the Speaker

Representative Jeff Collins
Representative Tom Murry
Representative Paul Stam
Representative Craig Horn


Twenty-three Members, Appointed by the Governor 

Kelly King  Winston-Salem
Non-Profit Economic Development Organization Representative             

Pat Corso  Pinehurst
County Economic Development Representative

John Kane, Sr.  Raleigh
County Economic Development Representative 

20 At-Large Appointments

John Lassiter  Charlotte (Board Chair)
Jim Whitehurst  Raleigh (Vice Chair)
Jack Cecil Asheville
Vimal Kolappa  Chocowinity
Charles Creighton  Edenton
Terry Hutchens  Cumberland Co.
Jeff Turner  Pink Hill
Chuck Swoboda  Durham
Madhu Beriwal  Durham
Eric Pike  Forsyth Co.
Bob Singer  Greensboro
Melanie McNamara  High Point
Bill Shumaker  Mooresville
Fred Smith  Clayton
Glenn Sherill  Charlotte
Thomas Skains  Charlotte
Tom Looney   Wake Co.
Harry L. Smith, Jr.  Greenville
Bill Graham  Salisbury
Sheila Pierce  Jacksonville

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