2022 Board of Directors

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.
Kevin Baxter
NC School of Science and Mathematics - Morganton
Vice Chancellor and Chief Campus Officer
Susan Berley
Vice Chair of Governmental Affairs
Western Piedmont Community College
Vice President of Student Success and Support Services
Danette Brackett
Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge
Executive Director
Michael Kevin Farris
Chair Elect
Farris Insurance Agency, Inc.
Vice President
Debbie Goare
JD's Smokehouse
Elias Gomez
Airlite Nonwovens
Victoria Mitchell
Case Farms of NC, Inc.
Complex HR Manager
Nina Linens
The Morganton News Herald
Sales Leader
Johann Louchez
BB & T now Truist
Senior Vice President & Market President V
Marcia McCall
First Citizens Bank & Trust
Financial Service Manager
Nicole Neubauer
Hampton Inn
Director of Sales
Brandon Owens
Kirksey Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Ed Phillips
Burke County Tourism Development Authority
Director of Tourism
Bryan Searcy
CBS Sports
Cheryl Shuffler
Burke County Public Schools
Public Information Officer
Tonia Stephenson
Burke County Chamber of Commerce
Louis Vinay
City of Morganton
City Attorney
Dalton Walters
Mimosa Insurance Agency, LLC
Sales Executive
Michael Watts
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blue Ridge REALTORS®
I was born and raised in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We call it Nature's Playground. As the owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Blue Ridge REALTORS®, I am heavily involved in our community. I work with residential properties, commercial projects, and community development.
Sherry Whisnant
Buck's Pizza and Wings
Alan Wood
Burke Development, Inc.
President & CEO

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