Gaston Regional Chamber

2015 Board of Advisors

Steve Alexander
Ranlo, Town of
Mayor
H.L. Beam
Cherryville, City of
Ben Blackburn
Cherryville, City of
Jeff Booker
Gaston County Schools
Superintendent
John Bridgeman
City of Gastonia
Mayor
Susan Briggs
BB&T
Market President
Farrell Buchanan
McAdenville, Town of
Mayor
Martha Burris
Lowell, City of
Adam Queler
Blue Stone Financial Advisors
CFP
Joe Carpenter
Kings Pinnacle, LLC.
Managing Partner
Lewis Carter
Roechling Engineering Plastics
President
Robert Clay
Coldwell Banker Commercial MECA
Partner
Rick Coleman
Dallas, Town of
Loretta Dodgen
Multiple Choice, Inc.
Partner
Tom Efird
Standard Distributors, Inc.
Chairman of the Board
John Forgan
PNC Bank
Senior Vice President, Group Manager Corporate & Institutional Banking
Andrea Schrift
Gaston County Jaycees
Tim Grooms
Remount Executive Center
President
Betsy Hayden
Carolinas HealthCare System
Janine Wright
Freightliner - Daimler Truck Manufacturing
Plant Manager
Donny Hicks
Gaston County Economic Development Commission
EDC Executive Director
Bryan Hough
Mount Holly, City of
Brett Keeter
Office of Congressman Patrick McHenry
District Director
Brett Keeter serves as District Director for the Office of United States Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC). In his official capacity, he oversees the Congressman’s offices in Gastonia, Hickory and Black Mountain and manages outreach, constituent casework and community and constituent relations in the seven counties in North Carolina’s Tenth Congressional District.
Donna Lockett
Gaston Together
Executive Director
Chuck Long
Carolina Trust Bank
Sr. Vice President
John Lowery
Lowery Financial Group
CLU, Managing Partner-CEO
Malinda Lowery
Multiple Choice, Inc.
Partner
Andrew Lukacs
Freightliner - Daimler Parts Plant
Plant Manager
Charlie Martin
City of Belmont
Mayor
Earl Mathers
Gaston County Government
County Manager
Paul McGowan
DSM Functional Materials
Site Manager
Fred Padgett
Firestone Fibers & Textiles Co.
Plant Manager
Nancy Paschall
Mullen Holland & Cooper P.A.
Andrew Quinley
Stanley, Town of
Mayor
Patricia Skinner
Gaston College
President
Becky Smith
Bessemer City, City of
Mayor
John Stanley
First Presbyterian Church
Minister of Visitation
Kay Teixeira
MANN+HUMMEL Filtration Technology US LLC
Human Resource Director
Morgan Temple
Bank of America
Vice President, Small Business Banker
Bill Thierfelder
Belmont Abbey College
President
Andy Warlick
Parkdale Mills, Inc.
Thomas C. Watson
Watson Insurance Agency, Inc.
President
Steve Whitesell
Cutting Edge Fabrication, Inc.
President
Ronnie Worley
Cramerton, Town of
Mayor
Greg Botner
Wilbert Plastic Services
President/CEO