Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Gordon Quarles of Blue Harbor Bank elected Board chair
Montcross Area Chamber members elected Gordan Quarles to chair the Board of Directors in 2021 during a virtual general membership meeting. Quarles, who is a senior vice president of Blue Harbor Bank, has an office on Catawba Street in Belmont.
Other officers elected were Chair-Elect Natasha Gilbert of Chick-fil-A of Belmont, Treasurer Wil Neumann of Gaston Capital Partners, Secretary Shannon Thomas of Creative Solutions Special Events and Past-Chair Health Jenkins of the Town of Stanley. The five officers constitute the Chamber’s Executive Committee.
Also elected were seven new members of the Chamber Board. They are: Del Barajas of Barajas Company, Marc Burns of Techtheon Global Solutions, Malissa Gordon of Piedmont Lithium, Ray Hardee of The Pointe Church, Paul Lowrance of McKenney Family Dealerships, Melia Lyerly of Lyerly Agency, and Martha Wegner of Duke Energy.
Chamber President Marc Jordan presided over the election and provided an update on recent and future Chamber programs and activities.
The following returning Board members will continue their service in 2021: Del Murphy of CaroMont Health, Brad Wruble of Belmont Eye, Julie Roper of Dominion Energy, Todd Garrett of Holy Angels, Emily Wilson of Atrium Health, John Robinson of Wellzesta, Heather Woodson of Gaston College, Andrea Sipka of Schooley Mitchell, Paige Kilburn of BB&T Bank, Lindsay Lockett of Gaston Christian School, Andy Mercer of Finial Homes, and Chris Etherton of Gaston Printing & Signs.
These non-voting advisory directors also serve on the Board in 2021: Lowell Mayor Sandy Railey, Belmont Mayor Charlie Martin, Stanley Mayor Steven Denton, McAdenville Mayor Jim Robinette, County Commissioner Ronnie Worley, Mount Holly Economic Development Director Greg Beal, Cramerton Town Manager David Pugh, Gastonia City Manager Michael Peoples, and Gaston County EDC Vice Chair Dick Cromlish.