Board

Airport Authority Board Members

 

Bob Roberts

Chair

Appointed by: City of Asheville
Term expires: June 2016
Address: 2106 Hendersonville Road, Arden, NC 28704

Phone: 828-257-5725

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Regional Executive Vice President of First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Mr. Roberts has 26 years of experience in the banking and financial business. He holds a degree in Industrial Relations and Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is the YMCA of Western North Carolina Board Chairman and is on the board of several other organizations, including Eblen Charities and Mission Healthcare System.


K. Ray Bailey

Vice Chair

Appointed by: Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority Board
Term Expires: June 2016
Address: 34 Sharon Drive, Fairview, NC 28730

Phone: 828-273-1921

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K. Ray Bailey is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University (BS Social Sciences) and Western Carolina University (MA ED Administration). He retired from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College serving 41 years, the last 17 as President. He serves on a number of non-profit boards and is a member of the NC State Board for Community Colleges.


Stephanie Pace Brown

Member

Appointed by: City of Asheville
Term expires: June 2016
Address: P.O. Box 1010, Asheville, NC 28802

Phone: (828) 258-6111

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Stephanie Pace Brown is the Executive Director of the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau and Senior Vice President of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, leading a staff of 23 to attract overnight visitors to Buncombe County, North Carolina. Prior to joining the Asheville CVB, she served as President and CEO of the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association in Alexandria, Virginia. Brown directed marketing and public affairs efforts for Mount Vernon, including advertising, media relations, special events and group sales. In addition, she has extensive background in tourism-related marketing and economic research having worked as Research Manager for the Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism and as Director of Customer Research for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Ms. Brown is currently a trustee on the board of the Travel & Destination Foundation and has also served on the US Travel Association Board of Directors, Research Advisory Committee and Marketing Outlook Forum Committee as well as on the Travel Industry Association of America's National Council of Attractions and Speakers Bureau. Brown's local service includes the Buncombe Cultural Alliance and the Asheville Area Riverfront Redevelopment Commission.


Matthew Burril

Member

Appointed by: Buncombe County
Term expires: June 2018
Address: Two Town Square Blvd., Suite 200, Asheville, NC 28803

Phone: 828-232-2223

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Matthew Burril is President of Brick Street Equity Management, a registered investment advisor portfolio management firm located in Asheville. Mr. Burril has 30 years of investment management experience and holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Georgia. He is a member of the Economic Development Coalition and a licensed pilot with over 4000 hours of flight time. He has served on multiple boards including Better Business Bureau and United Way.


William L. Moyer

Member

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Appointed by: Henderson County
Term expires: June 2018
Address: 111 Boyd Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731

A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Moyer spent his career as a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Dechert, Price, and Rhoads, practicing corporate, securities, and utility law. Bill also served as CEO of C-TEC, a public telecommunications company. Moving to Henderson County in 1990 with his family, he became active in community affairs serving on numerous civic and charitable boards. He spent a total of twelve years serving on the Henderson County Board of Commissioners, eight years as Chair, and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Pardee Hospital.


Jeffrey Piccirillo

Member

Appointed by: Buncombe County
Term expires: June 2016
Address: 37 Forest Knoll Drive, Weaverville, NC 28787

Phone: 828-658-1719

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Jeff Piccirillo has more than 30 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry. He is recognized as a Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation, and Certified Food and Beverage Executive through the American Hotel and Lodging Association. He is a Leadership Asheville Fellow Graduate of Class 27, and has worked with many community groups, including Eblen Charities, March of Dimes, and Habitat for Humanity.


Andrew Tate

Member

Appointed by: Henderson County
Term Expires: June 2016
Address: 330 North King Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792

Phone: 828-692-6373

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Andrew Tate is the President & CEO of the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, Inc. He is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, Vision Henderson County and Leadership North Carolina. Mr. Tate also serves on the North Carolina Economic Developers Association Board of Directors, and as a Trustee for Blue Ridge Community College.