Domestic Marketing

Peter Thornton

Director of Marketing

Sim McIver

Assistant Director Domestic / Horticulture

Tim Parrish

Domestic Marketing Manager

Chad Blackwelder

Food Service Marketing Specialist

Brianna Burns

Got to Be NC Wine

Brenna M. Favara

Events / Project Manager / Specialty Foods Marketing

Randy Maness

Retail Marketing Specialist

Jack Nales

Meat / Beef Marketing

Ashley Thomas

Meat, Pork, Poultry, Eggs

Bruce Whitehead

Retail Marketing Specialist


John Hammond

Assistant Director Communications

Freda Butner


Beth Carroll

Graphic Designer

Amanda Hill

Graphic Designer

April Keeton

Graphic Design Supervisor

Caitlyn Ashworth Randall

Communication Specialist

Karen Smith

Graphic Designer


Got to Be NC Program Administrator


John Aydlett

Seafood / Aquaculture - Elizabeth City Office

Heather Barnes

Farm To School Program / Organics / Sweetpotatoes

Beth Farrell

Agricultural Specialist - Tobacco Programs

Tommy Fleetwood

Vegetables / Pumpkins / Greens / White potatoes / Farm To School Program Elizabeth City Office

Kevin Hardison

Community Markets / Grants / Certified Roadside Markets / Agricultural Fairs / Fruits and Vegetables

Tony Haywood

Nurseries / Western NC Christmas Trees- Asheville Office

Nick Lassiter

Small Grain / Corn / Soybeans / Peanuts

Michele Roberts

Apples / Tomatoes

April Pennell Davis

Strawberries / Sod / Eastern NC Christmas Trees / Nurseries

Ag Business Development

Ron Fish

Assistant Director Ag Industry Development

Pete Anderson

Aquaculture Consultant / Agribusiness Developer (Eastern NC)



Tim Ivey

Agribusiness Developer

Debra Sloan

Aquaculture Consultant / Agribusiness Developer (Far Western NC)

International Marketing

Cathy Ma

Assistant Director International

Daniel Ding

International Marketing Director - China Office

Allison Tuszynski

International Marketing - Specialty Food

Jade Wang

Marketing Manager - China Office

Michelle Wang

International Marketing - Forestry


International Marketing - Beer, Wine, Spirits


International Marketing - Christmas Trees, Nursery


International Marketing - Row Crops, Beef, Pork

Animal Agriculture

Neil Bowman

Livestock Marketing / Tag Program

Ben Carpenter

Livestock Marketing

Will Thompson

Dairy / Livestock / Equine Marketing

Billy Lewis

Livestock Marketing

Amanda Wachs

Livestock Marketing

Farmers Markets

Tad Atkinson

Assistant Director State Farmers Markets & Ag Centers

Phil Jacobus

Western NC Farmers Market

Daniel Cobb Johnson

Piedmont Triad Farmers Market Manager - Greensboro

Amie Newsome

Charlotte Farmers Market Manager


Raleigh Farmers Market Manager

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