• Chamber Board & Staff

  • 2020 Executive Committee

  • Lee Hodge
    Ward and Smith, P.A.


    Marc Jessup
    Immediate Past Chair
    Flatlands Jessup Insurance Group


    James "Smoke" Boyd
    Incoming Chair
    The Flame Banquet Center

    Kyle Dickerson
    Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law

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    Kevin Roberts
    New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce


    Jeff Medlin

    First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. 

    Sandra Phelps
    United Way of Coastal Carolina

    Ed Hughes

  • 2020 Board of Directors

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    Danny Batten
    Surf, Wind & Fire


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    Mike Raines
    Century 21 Zaytoun Raines

    Katie Giles

    Janice Thompson


    Wendy Fisher
    Fisher Oil Co./Fuel Market

    Leanna Tyson Holmes
    Tyson & Hooks Realty, Inc

    Andy MacLaren
    BSH Home Appliances

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    Millie Chalk
    Duke Energy Progress


    Dr. Dwight Carlblom
    The Epiphany School of Global Studies


    Amanda Banks
    Coastal Boat Lift Repair, LLC

    Ashley Irizarry
    Signature Wealth Strategies

    Drake Bratton
    Coldwell Banker Willis - Smith Co.

    Judy Pierce
    CarolinaEast Health System

    Mike Pecha
    Trent Auto Group

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    Bob Van Ells
    Craven County Wood Energy

    Phil Vernelson
    You've Got Maids

    Chris Hayter
    International Paper Company

    Shane Grant
    Bender Apparel

    Chris McCutcheon
    Wells Fargo

    Jeremy LeRay
    New Bern Web Design

    Jim Robinson
    Robinson and Stith

  • Ex-Officio Seats

    Voting: By Appointment

    Andy Shorter - Director, Coastal Carolina Regional Airport
    Lynne Harakal - Executive Director, Swiss Bear, Inc.
    Jeff Wood - Director, Craven County Economic Development

    Voting: At-large

    Tarshi McCoy  - Director, New Bern - Craven County Convention & Visitors Center
    Dr. Meghan Doyle - Superintendent, Craven County Schools
    Dr. Ray Staats  - President, Craven Community College
    Dr. Stuart Blount - Director, University of Mount Olive at New Bern
    Tharesa Lee - Past Chair 2016
    Dan Roberts - Past Chair 2017
    Tom Braaten - Past Chair 2013


    Mark Stephens - City Manager, City of New Bern, MCAS Cherry Point, Community Plans & Liaison
    Rhonda Murray - MCAS  Cherry Point, Community Plans & Liaison
  • Chamber Ambassador

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    Benjamin Britt
    Farm Bureau Insurance - Craven East  

    Julie Ewell
    New Bern Living Magazine

    Lori Miller
    Executive Personnel Group, LLC

    Barbara Lee 
    First Citizens Bank & Trust Co.

    Rob D'Angelo
    Altrius Capital Management






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    Bill Bollinger
    Individual Member  

    Wendy McCoy
    Union Home Mortgage

    Becky Thomas
    Becky Thomas - Coldwell BAnker Willis-Smith

    Cyndee Hughes
    CopyPro, Inc.

    Wendy Savitz
    Holden Temporaries, Inc.


  • Shane Grant
    Bender Apparel & Signs

    Tharesa Lee
    Intentional Excellence Consulting

    Elizabeth A. Hartman
    Edward Jones - Elizabeth A. Hartman

    Jeffrey Haddock
    The Blood Connection



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