ABOUTUS

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce is led by a Board of Directors which formulates policies, sets goals for the organization, and directs a program of work that gives the community the greatest opportunity for growth and prosperity. This key group of volunteers represents a cross-section of our membership. An Executive Committee from within the Board of Directors governs the chamber operations. Each board member is elected to a three year term.

Executive Committee

Chairman of the Board
Kathy C. Bailey
President/CEO
Carolinas Healthcare System Blue Ridge
Treasurer
Sherry L. Whisnant
CPA
Owner-Buck’s Pizza
Chairman-Elect of the Board
Connie Cummins
Human Resource Manager
Kellex Seating Manufacturing
Vice Chairman of Strategic Planning
Dr. Michael Helmick   President
Western Piedmont Community College
Vice Chairman of  Gov’t Affairs
Alan Wood
President/CEO
Burke Development, Inc
Vice Chairman of Membership
Nina Linens
Sales Leader
Berkshire Hathaway Media

2019 Board of Directors

 

Kevin Baxter
Director
NCSSM-Morganton
Nicole Neubauer
Director of Sales
Hampton Inn
Danette Brackett
Director of Business Development
Carolinas HealthCare System Blueridge
Alesha Cook
Co-Manager
Wal-Mart
Ed Phillips
Director
Burke County Tourism
Kevin Farris
VP
Farris Insurance
Louis Vinay
City Attorney
City of Morganton
Dalton Walters
Sales Executive
Mimoso Insurance Agency

 

Cheryl Shuffler
Public Information Officer
Burke County Public Schools
Debbie Goare
Owner
JD’s Smokehouse
Johann Louchez
Senior Director of Operations
BB&T

 

Michael Watts
Owner
Real Living Carolina Property

Tim Lockard
Sr. Director of Operations
Leviton