New Board for 2018

Happy New Year!

As we celebrate the end of our first year in existence, we bid a fond adieu to our first inaugural Board of Advisors with a huge thank you for their service. We are excited to welcome a new Board for 2018, with new leadership.

Chairing our Board of Advisors for 2018 is Anne Donovan. Vice-Chair is Amanda Hoey, Treasurer Kristina Welch and Secretary is Christy Spencer. Our Past Chair is Jordan Googe.

 

We are thrilled to welcome five new Board Members.

Al Kessler

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Originally from New York City, Al Kessler grew up in Connecticut. He comes to Winston-Salem from Macon, Georgia, where he lived for 2 years. Al is the Vice President of Media Relations, Communications, and Broadcasting for the Carolina Thunderbirds Professional Hockey Team.

 

Erin Lanthrop

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Erin Lathrop is proud to call Winston-Salem her home of 11 years.  After living on the west coast for a number of years, Erin felt called to Winston-Salem.  Erin is devoted to promoting Winston-Salem as a thriving, unique town that promotes diversity and welcomes all generations into its fold.  Certainly, Erin is thrilled to promote awareness of all that Winston-Salem offers.

 

Nathan Geipel

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Nathan Geipel has lived in Winston-Salem for the last 10 years and been visiting family in Winston-Salem for 20. Nathan works with a local Internet Service Provider in Winston-Salem called X1 Communications.

 

Nikita Wallace

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Nikita Wallace is the CEO and Founder of Winston Salem Fashion Week (WSFW.) She is a wife and mother of 2 who loves all things fashion, running and Prince. She is an artist, stylist and designer with ties to New York. Nikita has a desire to see the city of Winston-Salem thrive even more.

 

Terry Miller

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Terry Miller has lived in Winston-Salem just over 5 years now and it truly feels like Home. Owning Twin City Hive has given him the opportunity to meet and become “neighbors” with so many individuals. Terry loves to share all the great aspects of Winston-Salem and what it has to offer and cannot wait to work with the group and help make Winston-Salem shine like a Moravian star!

 

 

Executive Board Leadership Elected

The 2017 Board of Advisors has elected Jordan Googe as Chair of the Board. 

“A Camel City native, Jordan has been a staple of North Carolina in entertainment, economic development, real estate & civic engagement for more than two decades. An alumnus of UNC School of the Arts & High Point University, Jordan has appeared in over 100 commercials, stage productions, TV shows, Indie & Studio films. During his tenure with Davidson County Economic Development Commission, they were awarded #1 Micropolitan Economic Development Organization in America (2007 & 2010), & Ranked in Top 10 Economic Development Organizations Overall in North America (2010).  Awarded Junior Chamber International’s highest honor in 2011, he is JCI Senator #70375. He also serves as 2017 North Carolina Junior Chamber Triad Regional Director, & was recently elected to the Board of Directors of Authoring Action, an Arts based non profit that plugs at-risk youth into filmmaking, spoken word art, creative writing & leadership training. A strident advocate for filmmakers & artists who chose to live in North Carolina, he was named 2016 Volunteer of the Year by RiverRun International Film Festival, & is going into his 5th year working with Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation in North Carolina & Virginia.  Jordan is honored to serve as the Chair of Winston-Salem Ambassadors in their first year, & welcomes you to the City of Arts & Innovation.”

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The 2017 Board of Advisors has elected Anne Alexander Donovan as Vice-Chair of the Board. 

“Anne Alexander Donovan moved to the Piedmont Triad in 2004 for an undergraduate education at Salem College and fell in love with the city of Winston-Salem. Since then, she has earned a Master’s Degree from Wake Forest University, worked for Forsyth Country Club, engaged in local social justice issues, sings around town with a few local bands, and loves her work as the Admissions and Enrollment Coordinator for adult education at Salem College. ”

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