GREENVILLE, North Carolina (June 30, 2021) – The Greenville Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Alliance welcomes new members to its board of directors and new executive board leadership, while expressing gratitude to those rotating off the board. Effective July 1, 2021, Tom Kulikowski, president of Penco Products, Inc. will become chairman.
“As we embark upon our new fiscal year, I want to thank our public and private members for their continued support. I also want to welcome our Board members, those who are returning and those new to the Board, as well as thank those who have served and are now rotating off the Board,” said Tom Kulikowski, chairman of the Greenville ENC Alliance board.
The organization’s outgoing chairman, Michael Overton of the Overton Group, was an instrumental resource to help establish the organization and raise funds. He will remain on the board of directors for the next two years. Greg Steele with TowneBank of Greenville will assume the role of vice chairman. Ray Ulmer with Hyster-Yale Group will remain as treasurer and J. Drake Brinkley, Esq. of Ward and Smith, P.A. will remain as secretary.
“We are truly honored to have been led by Michael Overton, who served as the first chairman of our new organization. There is not enough gratitude for the commitment and passion he put into guiding our organization and working with the initial capital fundraising campaign,” said president and CEO of the Greenville ENC Alliance Steve Weathers. “We are excited to continue our progress under the leadership of Tom Kulikowski. In his previous role as vice chair, he’s been supportive of our efforts and is a true champion for economic development. We are certain that we will achieve much success with him as our chairman.”
Kulikowski says he is eager to see our region prosper through strategic and purposeful economic development, and he is looking forward to working with the Greenville ENC Alliance staff members to achieve organizational goals.
“Our CEO, Steve Weathers, has built a dynamic team with strong skills, passion, and commitment to making our region the economic development engine of eastern North Carolina,” added Kulikowski. “This team is focused on filling the pipeline with qualified business leads, working closely with existing industries to grow their businesses, acquiring land and developing sites, supporting municipal economic development efforts, strengthening our region’s brand profile, and growing our member base.”
The Greenville ENC Alliance also welcomes two new private sector board members, David Philyaw with T.A. Loving and Aaron Driver with IIC Carolinas. They fill the seats for outgoing board members Mallory Pickett representing Blount Family Companies and Jason Pair with Pair Electronics.
For the public sector, the City of Greenville has appointed Councilman Will Bell and Robert Cherry to the board. They replace Councilman Will Litchfield and Mark Woodson. In addition, the Town of Bethel rotates into one of the municipal board voting seats and we welcome town manager, Tom Asbell into this seat. Departing from this municipal voting seat is Susan Ellsworth, finance officer for the Village of Simpson. She will remain on our board as an ex-officio member.
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