The Wilkes Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors meets on the second Friday of each month at 8 a.m., except the month of July. The meetings are open to the public. Please let us know if you would like to be added to our monthly email reminder.

Board of Directors

  • Terry Bumgarner,  Chairman
    Bumgarner Services
  • Brett Cothren, Vice Chairman
    MECI & Associates, Inc
  • Keith Elmore
    Wilkes County Representative
  • Gary Johnson
    Wilkesboro Representative
  • Joe Johnston
    North Wilkesboro Representative
  • Victor Varela
    Ronda Representative
  • Gary Daemer
    InfusionPoints, LLC
  • Ron Wilcox
    Samaritan's Purse
  • Eric Cramer
    Wilkes Communications – River Street Networks
  • Jim Smoak
    Retired, Banker
  • John Cothren
    Cooperative Extension Agent
  • George Smith
    Copper Barrel Distillery
  • Dale Isom
    Spectrum Hospitality Management