Bio’s of Blowing Rock Civic Association Board December, 2018

Board of Directors of Blowing Rock Civic Association 12/2018

Chairman of the Board and President – George T. Wilcox –CEO and Owner of Wilcox & Co. financial consulting, life and health insurance and investments.  Former manager Merck & Co. Former member of the Board of Blowing Rock Hospital, former member of the Board Blowing Rock Country Club, member of BRAHM, member of BR Chamber of Commerce, member BR Methodist Church, member BR Historical Society, member Blue Ridge Conservancy, member Conservation Trust of N.C.

Vice President – William H. Carter – CEO and Owner of Carter Land Co. commercial real estate sales, development, investment and management. Longtime Blowing Rock resident and property owner and a member of various BR organizations.

Secretary/Treasurer – Betsy C. Wilcox – Manager and agent Wilcox & Co. financial consulting, life and health insurance and investments. Graduate of UNC Greensboro, N.C. Member of BRAHM, BR Chamber of Commerce, BR Methodist Church, BR Historical Society, Blue Ridge Conservancy and Conservation Trust of N.C.

Brian Beaty – Computer networking consultant and former Mayor Pro Tem of the Town of Marvin, N.C. , one of America’s fastest growing towns.


Richard Gambill – A Chemistry and Textiles graduate of N.C. State Richard was a manger for two major chemical companies before founding his own successful business as a manufacturer and marketer of custom cabinets. After retiring to Blowing Rock Richard has become active in a number of organizations including BRAHM, the BR Chamber of Commerce, BR Historical Society and the BR Rotary Club where he serves as Treasurer.


Tim C. Gupton – A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and the Harvard Executive Education Program Tim pursued a very successful career as a CPA with KPMG and then with his own firm Hughes, Pittman and Gupton, LLP. Tim was also a founder and general partner of Research Triangle Ventures and HPG Family Office, LLC. Tim also was an executive, board member, and owner of several successful startup companies in pharmaceuticals, genomics, and chemistry. He currently is a member of the board of Blue Ridge Conservancy, an officer of the Mayview Homeowners Association, and a member of BRAHM and other BR organizations.


Karyn K. Herterich – Karyn and her husband Dieter own SouthMarke Shopping Mall in downtown BR. Karyn also owns and manages one of SouthMarke’s outstanding shops Serves You Right. She has had extensive involvement in the BR Chamber and other BR organizations. Through her Kennedy Herterich Foundation Karyn has been a very charitable benefactor of many Blowing Rock and High Country organizations and endeavors. Karyn is the North Carolina member on the Board of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.


Jean Kitchin – Owner , CEO and President of a company that includes three pharmacies for 16 years. Former Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of UNC Chapel Hill, Former Chair of the UNC Chapel Hill Alumni Association, recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from UNC Chapel Hill, Former Chair of the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center Board of Visitors, Former Chair of the Nash County Rocky Mount Board of Education, has hosted and produced television programs for a number of state stations and continues to host and produce programs for WHIG TV. Jean is an active member of various BR organizations.


Dan J. McLamb – Dan, a law graduate of UNC Chapel Hill where he also received his undergraduate degree is a founding partner in the Raleigh law firm Yates, McLamb, and Weyher, L.L.P. Dan is recognized as one of the best litigators in North Carolina. Dan has received numerous professional awards and extensive professional recognition. His clients include some of the state’s most outstanding institutions and companies. Dan, a BR homeowner, is an active member of various BR organizations.


Blake Pace – Blake who received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Maryland College Park is General Manager of Affordable High Country Housing, a company that buys, repairs, manages and sells homes. Blake is also a very talented musical producer and performer, having performed at a number of events for President Ronald Reagan. Blake serves as President of Ensemble Stage Company, one of the state’s most outstanding theatrical organizations. Blake has also been active in the BR Chamber and various other BR and high Country organizations.


Senator Tony Rand – Senator Rand, who received both undergraduate and law degrees from UNC Chapel Hill, is a practicing attorney. He served for a number of years in the N.C. Senate including eight years as Senate Majority Leader. He later served as head of the state Post-Release and Parole Commission. Senator Rand who has owned homes in BR for years is active in a number of BR organizations including serving as a board member of the BR Chamber and on the board of the BR Country Club. Senator Rand is also a member of the N.C. Lottery Commission.


James M. Scott – Jim had an extensive military career as an officer and an engineer. After retiring from the military Jim pursued a career as an engineer in the private sector. Jim who has been involved in Blowing Rock for years served as Chairman of the Blowing Rock Planning Board for several years. Jim also obtained a real estate license for his business activities. Jim is an active member of various BR organizations.


Julian R. West, Jr. – Julian, a graduate of East Carolina U., was an owner and executive of PS West Construction Co. in Statesville, N.C. After retiring from the company Julian has continued in commercial real estate development and management. Julian also serves as a director of a regional bank. Julian was a member of the Statesville Planning and Zoning Board and of the Statesville Board of Adjustments. He was also Chairman of the Statesville Chamber of Commerce.  He is a Charter member of The Greater Statesville Rotary Club and he has served on a number of other civic and church boards. Julian has a home and other investment properties in Blowing Rock. He is an active member of various BR organizations.









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