Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce announces 2021-22 Leadership OBX Class

Published 7:23 am Saturday, October 30, 2021

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The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce and lead program sponsor The Outer Banks Hospital have announced the 2021-22 Leadership OBX class. The Leadership OBX program is also sponsored by North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Outer Banks Community Foundation, Elite Insurance and Pepsi Bottling Ventures.

Selected to participate in this year’s program are:

Madeleine Arencibia, NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island; Karen Austin, Home Depot; Jason Borland, Edward Jones; Pam Buchholz, The Atlantic Inn; George Carver, Dare Minority Coalition; Devereux Grindle, The Outer Banks Hospital; Sara Hallas, NC Coastal Federation; Joey Harrell, SMIT Solutions; Laura Hensley, NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island; Illia Levashov, CMIT Solutions; Alexis Lowe, Carolina Designs; Matt Melsin, Publix; Don Milbrath, self employed; Tia O’Neal, The Outer Banks Hospital; Erica Powers, First National Bank; Paula Rodriguez, Dare County Dept of Social Services; Greta Sharp; Andy Stewart, Town of Kitty Hawk; Nandy Stuart, Outer Banks Community Foundation; Josh Stubblefield, Publix; Beth Wadle, Miss Lizzie’s OBX; Julie Walter, Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce; Becky Ward, The Outer Banks Hospital and Tara Wilkins, Haven on the Banks.

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Leadership OBX is a professional development program of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce. Launched in 2014, the program’s purpose is to develop a cohort of business professionals with a greater understanding of the Outer Banks region and a network of individuals ready to serve on boards and in other volunteer leadership roles in the region. The primary objective of Leadership OBX is to educate business and organizational professionals about economic, demographic and social resources, as well as the successes and challenges of the diverse local area.

Those interested in additional information about Leadership OBX can contact Karen S. Brown, Outer Banks Chamber president and CEO, at 252-441-8144 or visit www.outerbankschamber.com.