A majority (fifty-one percent) of the members of the Local Board must be representatives of businesses in the Local Area. Members representing business must be individuals who are owners, chief executive officers, chief operating officers, or other individuals with optimum policymaking or hiring authority. The remaining forty-nine percent of the members represent Department of Social Services, Department of Community Colleges, Vocational Rehabilitation, Division of Workforce Solutions, Economic Development, Local School Systems, Community Based Organizations and Organized Labor.
Larry Garland Board Chair Charlotte Paint Company
Angela Karchmer Director of Gaston County Department of Health & Human Services
Steve Eaton Director of Gaston County Department of Health & Human Services
Greg Smith Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development- Gaston College
Brandon Love CaroMont Health
Scott Carter WIX – Mann & Hummel
Wesley Locust American & Efird
Ronald Grenier Manufacturing Services, Inc.
Crystal McCabe Dixon Valve & Coupling Co.
Phillip Hathcock R-Anell Homes
Selina Lee WD & Lee Company
Daniel F. Styers
UAW Local 5286
Gastonia Plumbing & Heating
Gaston Literacy Council
NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Division of Workforce Solutions NCWorks Career Center