Board of Directors

The C1A is governed by a 21-member Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of 11 members from the business and industry community and 10 members appointed by the government entities, including the county and city managers.
  • Business and Industry

    • Owen Andrews, Printelect - Chairman
    • Dan Roberts, Edward Jones - Vice Chair
    • David Stroud, BB&T - Treasurer
    • Lee Hodge, Ward and Smith, P.A. - Secretary
    • Martin Cieszko - Cieszko Construction Company
    • Taylor Downey - retired, Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Development Company
    • Marc Jessup - The Jessup Group
    • Stephen Nuckolls - Coastal Carolina Health Care
    • Donna Phillips - Duke Energy
    • Joe Thomas - Thomas Development Inc.
    • Andrew MacLaren - BSH Home Appliances
  • Craven County

    • Jack Veit, County Manager
    • Perry Morris
    • Jeff Taylor
    • Steve Tyson, Commissioner
  • City of Havelock

    • Frank Bottorff, City Manager
    • Jeremy Jackson
    • Danny Walsh, Commissioner
  • City of New Bern

    • Mark Stephens, City Manager
    • Jeffrey Odham, Alderman
    • Jeff Ruggieri
  • Ex-Officio

    • Craven Community College - Dr. Ray Staats
    • Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina - Jenni Harris
    • Havelock Chamber of Commerce - Bruce Fortin
    • MCAS Cherry Point/FRC East - Tyler Harris
    • New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce - Kevin Roberts
    • Tourism Development Authority - Craig Ramey
    • Former Committee 100 - Bob Mattocks
    • Local Business Owner - Sabrina Bengel

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Timothy Downs
Director
Abigail Wilson
Administrative Assistant