Board & Staff

The elected Gaston County Board of Commissioners, one for each major township, appoints EDC members, to serve three-year staggered terms. The Greater Gaston Development Corporation (GGDC) receives three appointments to the Gaston County EDC Board.

voting members

  • Mr. Robert ClayGGDC Appointment
  • Mr. Joel LongGGDC Appointment
  • Mr. John BaileyBOC Appointment
  • Mr. Phil CoyleBOC Appointment
  • Commissioner Joe D. CarpenterBOC Appointment
  • Mr. Larry SummerBOC Appointment
  • Mr. Stephen WhitesellBOC Appointment
  • Mr. Richard Cromlish - Vice ChairmanBOC Appointment
  • Mr. Fred Jackson - ChairmanGGDC Appointment
  • Rondel GuffeyBOC Appointment
  • Robert BrowneBOC Appointment
  • VACANT (Travel & Tourism)BOC Appointment

board of commissioners - appointed (non-voting)

  • Jeff BookerGaston County Schools
  • Brenda CraigCity of Gastonia
  • Patricia SkinnerGaston College Representative
  • Barry DellingerAgricultural Representative

staff members

Mr. Donny Hicks

Executive Director

704-825-4046

Mr. Steve Nye

Marketing Director

704-825-7514

Ms. Malissa Gordon

Existing Industry Manager

704-825-7512

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Project Administrator

Mr. Derek Keener

Project Coordinator

704-825-7516

Ms. Alisha Sheets

Research Coordinator

704-825-7511

Kristy Berkland

Administrative Assistant II

704-825-7510

Kristy.Berkland@gastongov.com

620 N. Main Street
Belmont, NC 28012
704-825-4046
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