New Board Nominees

Dear Civic Association Members,

Barry Buxton, Chairman of the Nomination & Governance Committee and our board of directors are pleased to announce that the board of directors has nominated four outstanding individuals to join the board of directors – Joe Bogdahn, Hunt Broyhill, Charles Davant and John Orgain.

The members will be asked to approve these new directors at our annual meeting on September 10, 2020.

We are pleased that these community leaders have agreed to join our board as additional voices for homeowners.

Bios for Joe Bogdahn, Hunt Broyhill, Charles Davant and John Orgain are provided below. Please join me in welcoming our new board members.

Tim Gupton,
President

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, MD
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 then. 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.

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 have been homeowners in Blowing Rock since 2009, and he is an active member of various Blowing Rock organizations. John is married to the former Elizabeth “Neal” McArthur. They have one daughter, Anne.

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