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

Ken Flynt, Western Carolina University
Chairman of the Board

John Tench, Home Trust Bank
Chair: Finance

Bruce Johnson, Champion Janitorial Supply
Chair: Government Relations

Steve McNeil, Northwestern Mutual
Chair of Business and Economics

Nyda Bittmann-Neville, TNB Consulting Group Inc.
Outgoing Chair


Board of Directors

Tommy Bourque, Entegra Bank, Chairman Leadership Haywood

James Caldwell, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

Ira Dove, Haywood County Government

Dr. Jack Ewing, Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center

Rod Harkleroad, Haywood Regional Medical Center

Michael Ferguson, Evergreen Packaging

Jake Robinson, Champion Credit Union

Travis Hyatt, M.B. Haynes Corporation

Jonathan Key, The Mountaineer,

Jason Walls, Duke Energy

Derek Wenzel, Wenzel & Wenzel PLLC

Lorinda Whaley, First Citizens Bank, Chair of Women in Business

Fred Waring, Waynesville Automotive

Martha Bradley, Cannon Law Firm, Chair of Young Professionals