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Board of Directors Officers

A. Doyle Early, Jr

A. Doyle Early, Jr

Chairman of the Board for FHP

Why I became involved with FHP:
“The stadium catalyst project is the best opportunity in decades to produce economic development in the core city. It is a great example of a public-private partnership that will produce long term benefits for all the citizens of High Point.”

Doyle is a Partner with Wyatt Early Harris Wheeler, LLP

Sims Hinds

Sims Hinds

Vice Chairman of the Board for FHP

Why I became involved with FHP:
“I fully appreciate the positive difference that downtown revitalization can have on a community.  We need this for our High Point.”

Sims is Vice President of Development for the Oak View Group

David Covington

David Covington

Treasurer of FHP

Why I became involved with FHP: If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you will remain. ~ (St. Augustine of Hippo Northern Africa).  High Point’s future is bright and will continue to thrive as long as its citizens keep on advancing to make it a better place for all.

Randy Hemann

Randy Hemann

Secretary for FHP

Why I became involved with FHP:
“I became involved because I want to be a part of creating a downtown for our citizens to enjoy.”

Randy is the Assistant City Manager, Community Services with the City of High Point, NC

Forward High Point – Committee Chairs

Jordan Lessard

Jordan Lessard

Chair, FHP Marketing Committee

Why I became involved with FHP: “I chose to join the efforts of Forward High Point in order to give back the the town that has given me so much. High Point has a rich history of Philanthropic leaders that have sacrificed time, capital, and energy in order to advance and better this town. I feel that my generation owes it to those leaders to step up and carry the torch that has been passed on to us. I cannot think of a more appropriate way to do so than to be a part of the incredible change that forward high Point is bringing to our town.”

Jordan is a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones

Board of Directors

Christi Barbour

Christi Barbour

Why I became involved with FHP: “My quote coming soon!

Christi is a Founder & Partner in Barbour Spangle Design

Patrick W. Chapin

Patrick W. Chapin

Why I became involved with FHP:  “Forward High Point is truly making things happen. The combination of Ray’s expertise, the City’s support and the Board’s leadership will transform our downtown for generations to come.  It is an exciting time to be a High Pointer!”

Patrick is the President and CEO of Business High Point, the High Point Chamber of Commerce

Greg Demko

Greg Demko

Why I became involved with FHP: “My quote coming soon!”

Greg is the City Manager for the City of High Point

Dr. Patrick Harman

Dr. Patrick Harman

Why I became involved with FHP: “I believe in High Point.  I know that brighter days are ahead for our city.  I want to have a positive impact on this growth and being on the board of directors for Forward High Point is one of the best ways to achieve this goal.”

Patrick is the Executive Director of the Hayden-Harman Foundation

Nikki Lee

Nikki Lee

Why I became involved with FHP:I joined Forward High Point to become involved in the growth and revitalization of my home city.  As a wife and mother, I am excited about what is to come and glad to be able to share it with my family.  As an employee of the city’s host hotel, I believe that a vibrant, thriving downtown, is crucial for the needs of our visitors. The changes that are to come, will boost the economics of the city’s core!

Nikki is the Sales Manager with Red Lion Hotel in Downtown High Point

Clark M. Pierce

Clark M. Pierce

Why I became involved with FHP:  “Having lived in High Point all my life, I have witnessed the steady decline of the core city. I am ready for a renewed vitality. I believe the stadium catalyst project gives us the best opportunity to achieve that renewal.”

Clark is a Senior Partner with Walter Robbs Callahan and Pierce, Architects PA

Taylor West

Taylor West

Why I became involved with FHP: “Forward High Point, to me, represents a long-awaited vision in the progression of our cultural city. As a designer that works within the core of our city, it is imperative to see High Point thrive and embrace its unique potential with artists, designers, and craftsman.”

Taylor is a Furniture Designer with Haywood West and Co.

Bill Bencini

Bill Bencini

Why I became involved with FHP: “To serve in the effort to make downtown High Point a more livable and more prosperous community…a community of opportunity that retains and attracts talented young people!

Bill is a Sales Representative for Ultra-Mek, Inc.

Tony M. Collins

Tony M. Collins

Why I became involved with FHP: “INFLUENCER: As a Fourth Generation High Pointer serving as the Neighborhood Leaders Council representative on this board, I believe that it is vitally important to bring a Center-City destination for All residents to enjoy. Indeed, the Catalyst Project is that opportunity and the resulting rewards hopefully shared in community.  “Embracing our City for Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Change” as we “Create the Single Most Livable, Safe and Prosperous City in America.”

Tony is the Chief Development Officer for Collins Global Services, Inc.

Sandy Dunbeck

Sandy Dunbeck

Why I became involved with FHP: “High Point is moving “Forward” through the efforts of so many dedicated people.  I believe that having a vibrant downtown is a key part of being a place where people want to live, work and play.”

Sandy is the Executive Vice President with the High Point Economic Development Corporation

Buck Kester

Buck Kester

Why I became involved with FHP: “To help the downtown area and High Point move forward.”

Buck is the Property Manager for Lyles Holdings

Heidi Majors

Heidi Majors

Why I became involved with FHP: “I am excited about the revitalization,  as it will provide a thriving gathering space for our community to enjoy our city and will attract new business and more visitors to the downtown area. The revitalization of High Point will have a positive impact on our economy and will help foster a greater sense of community!

Heidi is the Executive Director of the High Point YWCA

Leah Penry Price

Leah Penry Price

Why I became involved with FHP: “My desire to be involved is because I love High Point and want it to be the best that it can be for its citizens and businesses. I believe that a vital downtown is critical to economic viability of High Point, the success of its companies and their the ability to attract and retain talent, and for the quality of life of its citizens..”

Leah is the Senior Vice President and Market President at BBandT

Chris Williams

Chris Williams

Why I became involved with FHP: “I wanted to see positive change and growth for our city that has seen continuous decline in the core for years.”

Chris is a City Councilman (Ward 2), with the High Point City Council

Randy Carda

Randy Carda

Why I became involved with FHP: “I’ve lived in High Point longer than any one place in my life. It is my home. I am committed to enhancing my home, making it as good as it can be. Forward High Point gives me an avenue to accomplish that goal.”

Randy is the Senior Vice President with Pinnacle Bank

Tom Conley

Tom Conley

Why I became involved with FHP: “The continued success of the High Point Market will greatly depend on a vibrant downtown High Point.”

Tom is the President and CEO of the High Point Market Authority

Pastor Michael A. Ellerbe

Pastor Michael A. Ellerbe

Why I became involved with FHP:  “I became involved with FHP because of its desire to advance the Core City of High Point and also because I am interested in moving all of High Point forward.  I wanted to be a part of the new energy and synergy that will help transform High Point into a city that doesn’t have to take a back seat to any other city!

Pastor Ellerbe is the Senior Pastor at New Beginnings Full Gospel Ministries

Barry Kitley

Barry Kitley

Why I became involved with FHP: “It is a wonderful time to live and work in the city of High Point.  Our community is poised for growth, and I am thankful for the dynamic leadership in our city government, business sector and community. There are wonderful opportunities that lie ahead for High Point. We don’t need to look far for inspiration with both a world-renowned furniture market and nationally ranked High Point University in our midst.”

Barry is the Director of Community Relations for High Point University

Michael E. McNair

Michael E. McNair

Why I became involved with FHP: “This is an exciting opportunity to help bring High Point’s future to fruition.”

Mike is the Director for Community Development and Housing with the City of High Point

Jay Wagner

Jay Wagner

Why I became involved with FHP: “My quote coming soon”

Jay is the Mayor of the City of High Point

Partners

Hayden Harman Foundation
Hp Community Foundation
HPU
Market
Southwest Renewal
Build HP
HP CVB
HP Chamber
HP Economic Dev
City of High Point

164 South Main Street,
Suite 606
High Point, NC 27260

336.883.9892

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