Board of Directors
2014-2015 Board of Directors
George Breece - Chairman of the Board
Vinnie Venturella - Immediate Past Chair
First Citizen's Bank
Mark Kendrick - Secretary
Ulysses Taylor - Treasurer
Fayetteville State University
WIDU Broadcasting, Inc.
Kitti Jo Finch
James J. Grafstrom, Jr.
Moonlight Communications, Inc.
Lisa's Custom Framing
Wal-Mart Distribution Center
Cape Fear Valley Health System
Col. Jeffrey Sanborn
Fort Bragg Garrison Command
Till & Butler CPAs, PLLC
Fayetteville Public Works Commission
Tyson Commercial Properties, LLC
Fayetteville Urban Ministry, Inc.
MG. Rodney Anderson
MG. Rodney Anderson (US Army Retired)
Dr. Breeden Blackwell
Cape Fear Valley Health System
Brian 'TJ' Haney
Fayetteville Technical Community College
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Remaining Board Members
Three Year Directors
Johnny Wilson - Fayetteville Urban Ministry, Inc.
Mike Nagowski - Cape Fear Valley Health System
David Trego - Fayetteville Public Works Commission
Charles Broadwell - Fayetteville Observer
Jan Johnson - Moonlight Communications, Inc.
Two Year Directors
Vinnie Venturella - First Citizen's Bank
Ulysses Taylor - Fayetteville State University
Reggie Till - Till & Butler CPAs, PLLC
Kitti Jo Finch - CenturyLink
Brian Kent - K3 Enterprises
Kirby Tyson - Tyson Commercial Properties, LLC
One Year Directors
James J. Grafstrom, Jr. - Crown Complex
Juan Macias - Mi Casita
Sandy Cookman - WIDU Broadcasting, Inc.
Gina McCoy - Wal-Mart Distribution Center
Robin Kelly - Lisa's Custom Framing
Col. Jeffrey Sanborn - Fort Bragg Garrison Command
Tim Richardson - The Alliance Chair, First Citizens Bank
Steve Mannell - MAC Chair, AAFMAA Wealth Management & Trust, LLC
Gina Isenhour - FYP Chair, First Citizens Bank
Linda Hoppmann - PMA President, U-TECK
Dr. Breeden Blackwell - Government Affairs Chair, Cape Fear Valley Health System
Dr. Frank Till - Cumberland County Schools Superintendent
MG. (Ret.) Rodney Anderson - MG. (Ret.) Rodney Anderson
Brian 'TJ' Haney - Fayetteville Technical Community College
Kirk deViere - 219 Group
Doug Peters - President/CEO Fayetteville Regional Chamber
Russ Rogerson - Executive Vice President The Alliance
The Impact of Supporting Local
By choosing to patronize locally owned establishments, you make a positive impact on our community in many ways. Here are just 5 of them:
1. Environment - By buying things made closer to home, you’re cutting down on fossil fuel use, reducing your carbon impact and saving money.
2. Local Economy - Local businesses buy more often from other local businesses, so the money you spend is retained in the community in a more concentrated fashion.
3. Local Flavor - The experience at a local establishment is completely unique – providing the local flavor of the area
4. Community Care - Local entrepreneurs are more connected to our community, because they live here, too. They are more likely than their non-local businesses to get involved in community efforts.
5. Voicing Your Opinion - You are voting with your dollar to say, “Hey, I like this place and the neighborhood wouldn’t be the same without it.”