Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board – 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 Blowing Rock  Chamber of Commerce, member Blowing Rock  Methodist Church, member Blowing Rock  Historical Society, member Blue Ridge Conservancy, member Conservation Trust of N.C.

President – Tim C. Gupton –Retired partner with KPMG and then from his own firm Hughes, Pittman and Gupton, LLP.  He remains an active partner with HPG Wealthcare Advisors, LLC.  Tim was also a founder and general partner of Research Triangle Ventures and was an executive, board member, and co-founder of several successful startup biopharmaceutical companies.  He currently is a board member of Blue Ridge Conservancy, Village Foundation and Mayview Park Homeowners Association and a member of BRAHM and Chamber of Commerce.

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 Blowing Rock 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, Blowing Rock  Chamber of Commerce, Blowing Rock  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.

Dr. Barry Miller Buxton – Former president of Lees McRae College.  Barry is a native of Blowing Rock and the definitive historian of our great town. He is the author of “A Village Tapestry” that includes photos of our late friend and legendary editor of the “The Blowing Rocket”, Jerry Burns. He gained national renown for his extensive work on science and history museums around the world and such notable individuals as former president, George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush. Barry has served community organizations in Savanah and other cities and is a recipient of the North Carolina “Order of the Long Leaf Pine”.

Joseph Bogdahn – Joe is a Director and Partner of Six/Ten LLC, a small private equity firm based in Winter Haven Florida, where he oversees design and construction.   Joe retired in 2014 as the Chairman of The Bogdahn Group/AndCo Consulting, an independent Registered Investment Advisory firm he founded.  At that time, the firm advised over $55B assets, providing fiduciary governance and investment consulting services for institutional investors throughout the United States.   After retirement he was appointed by Gov. Snyder of Michigan to serve as a Trustee of the Investment Committee of the City of Detroit’s Police and Fire Pension Fund, where he continues to serve as Chairman.

Joe received his BBA in Business/Economics from the University of Mississippi, where he served as President of the Student Body and Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He also received his Certified Investment Management Analyst designation from the IMCA program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He is a member of the National Town Builders Association and the Congress for New Urbanism.  He and his wife Heather divide time between Winter Haven, Florida and Blowing Rock.

Hunt Broyhill – Hunt Broyhill, a graduate of Wake Forest University, is a successful business and investment executive. Hunt is an outstanding member of the Broyhill family that has had homes, business interests and philanthropic interests in Blowing Rock and the High Country for several generations. Hunt’s business interests include: Chairman and CEO of BMC Fund, Inc.; President of Broyhill Investments; Member of the Board of Directors of Capitala Finance; Member of the Board of Directors of Flagship Healthcare REIT; Member of the Board of Directors of Heritage Fabrics, LLC. Hunt has an extensive involvement in charitable and civic activities including serving as President of the Broyhill Family Foundation; a Member of the Board of Directors of the Caldwell Community College Foundation; an Advocate for the Navy Seal Foundation.

Charles Davant – Charles Davant moved to Blowing Rock in 1948, already blessed with the nickname “Bunky.” He attended Blowing Rock Elementary, Woodberry Forest School, Duke University, and received his medical degree from UNC in 1972. He bleeds dark blue. After a Medical College of Virginia residency program in family medicine he returned to practice medicine in Blowing Rock in 1975. He has lived here with his wife, Teena since. He has served on boards of local and state and national medical organizations and continues to practice, now at Blowing Rock Medical Park. He chaired Blowing Rock Planning and Zoning board, serving there for almost 20 years and just completed his last term as chairman of the Blowing Rock Board of adjustment.

Karyn K. Herterich – Karyn and her husband Dieter own SouthMarke Shopping Mall in downtown Blowing Rock. Karyn also owns and manages one of SouthMarke’s outstanding shops Serves You Right. She has had extensive involvement in the Blowing Rock Chamber and other Blowing Rock 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 Blowing Rock organizations.

Thomas Lucido – Tom is President, of Lucido & Associates located in Stuart, Florida. Tom resides in Stuart, FL and Blowing Rock, NC. Lucido & Associates provides clients with a full spectrum of services in land planning, landscape architecture, comprehensive planning, local governmental coordination, and environmental analysis. Tom’s expertise is in large scale planning for mixed use communities. One well known project Tom has been involved with is the Stuart Downtown Redevelopment program. He has worked together with the City and the Community Redevelopment Association in realizing their master vision. Lucido & Associates has been recognized through numerous local, state and national awards. Recently Lucido & Associates has been involved in various local projects, providing landscape architecture for private residences and for landscape improvements for the Blowing Rock Country Club and Diamond Creek Country Club.

Dan J. McLamb – Dan, a law graduate of UNC Chapel Hill where he also received his undergraduate degree is a founding partner of Yates, McLamb & Weyher, and LLP in Raleigh. 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 is a Blowing Rock homeowner, member of the Blowing Rock Country Club and member of other statewide organizations.

Gigi M. Poole- Retired VP and Trust Officer, First Union National Bank, valuing privately held financial assets, CPA, CFA, having started career at Ernst and Young.  Resident of Blowing Rock since 2013. Past President of 2 Homeowners’ Associations in South Carolina coast resort town of Pawley’s Island.  Member of BRAHM, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, BR Historical Society, Blue Ridge Conservancy, BR Country Club. Native of Fort Mill, SC.

John B. Orgain – John serves on the Executive Committee of Alex Lee, Inc.  Alex Lee’s primary businesses include food and nonfood distribution, food retail and real estate.  John graduated from Harvard Law School and received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in economics and public policy.  He also serves in leadership positions in several bar and other regional and national associations as well as serving as a director on various company and foundation boards.  John and his wife, Neal, have been homeowners in Blowing Rock since 2009, and he is an active member of various Blowing Rock organizations.

Marshall Sealey – Marshall is an engineering graduate of N.C. State and has more than years of engineering and construction experience with major international companies on projects in states and   countries. He was a manager of quality control engineering project conformance to industry standards. He prepared, reviewed and approved product specifications and managed construction inspections and testing.