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.

Murchison “Bo” BiggsBoard Chair

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

Charles Brown

Albemarle, NCBrown, Brown, and Brown, PLLCAppointed by the Governor

S. Lawrence Davenport

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

Barry Z. Dodson

Stoneville, NCBarry Z. Dodson, CPA, PLLCAppointed by President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Don FlowVice Chair

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

Randy Isenhower

Newton, NCSigmon, Isenhower & BarkleyAppointed by President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Darryl Moss

Creedmoor, NCFormer Mayor of CreedmoorAppointed by the Governor

Brian Raynor

Eastover, NCHighland Paving CompanyAppointed by Speaker of the House

Johnathan L. Rhyne, Jr.Treasurer/ Assistant Secretary

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

Bobbie RichardsonSecretary

Louisburg, NCAppointed by Governor

David Rose

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

Ralph Strayhorn

Charlotte, NCNew Republic PartnersAppointed by Speaker of the House

Tom Taft

Greenville, NC Taft, Taft & Haigler Appointed by Governor

Jerome Vick

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



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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