The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce announces a new slate of both appointed and elected board members for 2017. The board is comprised of industry leaders committed to helping Durham grow in a smart and strategic direction.

“We are thrilled to have a leadership team that will help enhance our position as the leading business organization in Durham,” said Geoff Durham, Chamber president and CEO. “We have an amazing opportunity ahead of us as we attract and recruit companies to come to our city; particularly companies that will provide jobs, pay taxes and address social and economic infrastructures to enhance opportunities for all of Durham’s citizens.”

The board will meet six times per year, with the first meeting of this new slate of directors held this month at the Chamber’s office.

The list of Board of Directors includes:


George Habel, Chair

Vice-President, Durham Bulls Baseball


Indira Everett, Chair-Elect

District Manager, Duke Energy Carolinas

Caroline Welch, Treasurer

General Manager, ABC-11 Eyewitness News

Farad Ali, Immediate Past Chair

President & CEO, Institute of Minority Economic Development



Patrick Anderson

The Streets at Southpoint

Brian Fredrickson

Frontier Communications

Katie Galbraith

Duke Regional Hospital

Scott Harmon

Center Studio Architects

Terrance Holt

Holt Brothers Construction, LLC

William (Bill) Ingram

Durham Technical Community College

Adam Klein

American Underground

Mike Landguth

Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority

Adri Maisonet-Morales

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC

Sam Nichols

First Citizens Bank & Trust Company

Lehman (Lee) Pollard

Nelson & Company

Michael Schoenfeld

Duke University

Don Shupe

CBRE | Raleigh

Michael Heuberger

Freudenberg IT LP

Shelly McPhatter

BridgePoint Construction

Kimberly Moore

NC Mutual Life Insurance

Jenny Myers

Wells Fargo Insurance Service

Zach Prager

Austin Lawrence Partners East

Tobias Rose

Kompleks Creative

James Sills

M&F Bank

Jeff Stoddard

SunTrust Bank

Pamela Thorpe-Young

North Carolina Central University

Steve Toler

Steve Toler, LLC