K-64 Governing Board

The K-64 governing board is comprised of 12 members representing the private and public sectors and is supported by 8 ex-officio staff representing K-64’s founding partners.

Board Responsibilities:

  • Establish long-term vision for K-64
  • Secure continuous financial support
  • Ensure transparency and accountability for use of public funds
  • Implement concrete plans with both tangible and timely goals and outcomes
  • Direct executive staff hired in conjunction with, and overseen by, K-64 board
  • Deliver communication and engagement resulting in continued buy-in by partner organizations and community at large

Voting Members

Larry Aiello, Jr.

Larry Aiello, Jr.

K-64 Board Chair. Retired Corning Cable Systems LLC President & CEO

Catawba Valley Community College Board of Trustees

David Brittain

David Brittain

IRS Enrolled Agent/Manager, Rita S. Brittain CPA, PA

Catawba County Board of Education

Sherry Butler

Sherry Butler

Executive Director, The Green Room Community Theatre

Catawba County Board of Commissioners

Mike Ellwanger

Mike Ellwanger

Technology Committee Chair. Director, Global Cable Product Development, Corning Optical Communications

Private Sector

Kimberly George

Kimberly George

Character Development Committee Chair. Vice President, Communications and Corporate Citizenship, Alex Lee, Inc.

Private Sector

Dr. Bryan Graham

Dr. Bryan Graham

Gunter & Graham, DDS

Hickory Board of Education

Guy Guarino, Jr.

Guy Guarino, Jr.

Chief Development Officer, Catawba Valley Medical Center

 

Jeanne Jarrett

Jeanne Jarrett

Assistant Chief Financial Officer, Catawba County

Newton-Conover Board of Education

Robyn Mingle

Robyn Mingle

Workforce Solutions Committee Co-Chair. Senior Vice President, Human Resources, CommScope

Private Sector

Stephen Shuford

Stephen Shuford

Workforce Solutions Committee Co-Chair. CEO, Shurtape Technologies LLC

Catawba County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors

Travis Von Drehle

Travis Von Drehle

Regional Sales Manager, VonDrehle Corporation

 

Sheree Watson

Sheree Watson

Marketing Committee Chair. CEO, Graystone Eye

Catawba County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Ex-Officio Members

  • Dr. Robbie Adell, Superintendent, Hickory Public Schools
  • Mick Berry, Catawba County Manager
  • Dr. Garrett Hinshaw, President, Catawba Valley Community College
  • Lindsay Keisler, President & CEO, Catawba County Chamber of Commerce
  • Scott Millar, President, Catawba County Economic Development Corporation
  • Aron Gabriel, Superintendent, Newton-Conover City Schools
  • Dr. Matthew Stover, Superintendent, Catawba County Schools
  • Dr. Fred Whitt, President, Lenoir-Rhyne University

Meetings

In 2018, commencing in May, the Board will meet every other month on the first Thursday of the month, at 12:00 noon, in Room 1122 of the East Campus of Catawba Valley Community College, 2760 US Highway 70 SE, Hickory.

The Board’s Marketing Committee meets the 4th Thursday of each month, from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at Graystone Eye, 2424 Century Place SE, Hickory.

The Board’s Workforce Solutions Committee meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., at Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, 1055 Southgate Corporate Park SW, Hickory.

The Board’s Character Development Committee meets the 4th Tuesday of every other month at 5:30 p.m., in the large conference room of the East Campus of Catawba Valley Community College, 2760 US Highway 70 SE, Hickory.

Due to the necessity of planning our One-to-World Pilot initiative, the Board’s Technology Meetings will not currently be on a regularly scheduled date and time.  Therefore, these meetings will be posted in the Notices Section of this website.

Meeting Notices

No current meeting notices.

Board Agendas

Coming Soon

Board Minutes

May 3, 2018 Board Minutes