Board of Directors & Staff

Board of Directors

Golden LEAF’s 15-member Board of Directors is appointed by the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and the Speaker of the North Carolina House. Coming from a range of industries and business segments, each brings a diverse set of talents, perspectives, and insight to their work with Golden LEAF. Click staff photos to read their bios.

Randy Isenhower Board Chairman

Newton, NC Sigmon, Isenhower & Barkley Appointed by President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Murchison "Bo" Biggs

Lumberton, NC K. M. Biggs, Inc. Appointed by Speaker of the House

S. Lawrence Davenport

Greenville, NC J.P. Davenport and Son, Inc. Appointed by Speaker of the House

Barry Z. Dodson

Stoneville, NC Barry Z. Dodson, CPA, PLLC Appointed by President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Don Flow

Winston-Salem, NC Flow Automotive, Inc. Appointed by President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Jim Gardner

Rocky Mount, NC Appointed by Speaker of the House

Tommy Hester

Henderson, NC PRIM Development and Residential Rentals Appointed by Governor

Carolyn H. Justice

Hampstead, NC Retired Legislator and small business owner Appointed by Speaker of the House

Johnathan L. Rhyne, Jr.

Lincolnton, NC The Jonas Law Firm, PLLC Appointed by Speaker of the House

Lee Roberts

Raleigh, NC SharpVue Capital Appointed by Governor

David Rose

Nashville, NC Farmer/ JB Rose & Son Appointed by President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Thomas Stith

Durham, NC Appointed by Governor

David M. Stover

Raleigh, NC Appointed by Governor

Tom Taft

Greenville, NC Taft, Taft &Haigler Appointed by Governor

Jerome Vick

Wilson, NC Vick Family Farms Appointed by President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Staff

The Golden LEAF team continuously strives to bring positive economic change to the communities of North Carolina. Engaging with grant applicants and recipients at every stage of the process, they’re always available to offer support and help. Each staff member contributes unique talent, insight, and experience, and together they further the mission of the Golden LEAF Foundation.

Open Door Policy

Have a project idea and considering applying for a grant? The Golden LEAF Foundation has an open door policy. Applicants seeking funding are encouraged to contact Golden LEAF for more information regarding the grants application process and funding priorities. In addition, staff is available to discuss and give feedback on proposal ideas.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Golden LEAF well in advance of the application deadline to be certain that there is sufficient time to schedule a conversation about questions the applicant may have, especially if the applicant wishes the staff to review specifics of the applicant’s proposal. All proposals received by established deadlines are accepted for consideration.

The Public Records Act

Information submitted to Golden LEAF is subject to the North Carolina Public Records Act and thus subject to inspection by the public. For information on limited exceptions to the Public Records Act, please contact Golden LEAF staff.

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