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

Brandon Price
Teamsters Union/UPS

Daniel F. Styers
UAW Local 5286

Bryan Hug
Lanxess Corp

Donna Caskey
GSM Services

Wes Styers
Gastonia Plumbing & Heating

Linda McConnell
Gaston Literacy Council

Vanessa Trapp-Spann
NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Claudette Argabrite
Division of Workforce Solutions NCWorks Career Center

Richard Randall
Economic Development Commission

Jane Harris
Metyx, USA