Board of Directors

The Greater Haywood County Chamber of Commerce is governed by a twenty member Board of Directors who is a representation of member businesses and major industries in Haywood County. The board develops the strategic plan, approves policies and procedures and provides oversight for the program of work.

The President is responsible for the organization and management of the overall operations of the Chamber and staff.

 Board Officers

Nyda Bittmann-Neville, TNB Consulting Group Inc.

Ken Flynt, Western Carolina University
Chair: Business & Economics

John Tench, Home Trust Bank
Chair: Government Relations

Bruce Johnson, Champion Janitorial Supply
Chair: Finance Committee

Board of Directors

Greg Boothroyd, Smoky Mountain News

Tommy Bourque, Old Town Bank

Joshua Brant, Entegra Bank

Craig Day, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

Ira Dove, Haywood County Government

Michael Ferguson, Evergreen Packaging

Ken Howle, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center

Travis Hyatt, M.B. Haynes Corporation

Jonathan Key, The Mountaineer

Dr. Laura Leatherwood, Haywood Community College

Steve McNeil, Northwestern Mutual

Jason Walls, Duke Energy

Matthew Wells, Woodmen Financial Services

Derek Wenzel, Wenzel & Wenzel PLLC

Lorinda Whaley, First Citizens Bank

Phillip Wright, Haywood Regional Medical Center