NCCAR Board of Directors

Mr. Gary Brown

Since 1992, Gary Brown has served as the Executive Director of the Northampton County (NC) Economic Development Commission which leads the county’s public sector initiatives in generating and sustaining economic growth.

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Rick Pearce

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Paul Pearce

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Donna Phillips

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Mr. David B. King

Mr. King has been a lifelong resident of the Roanoke Valley area and brings an entrepreneurial background to the NCCAR Board of Directors. He co-founded and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of American Waste Systems, Inc. (AWS) a regional, full service solid waste company.

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Dr. Fred Gallasch

Dr. Gallasch began his career in teaching at Davidson County Community College in Lexington, NC and North Carolina State University. He then moved to General Motors in societal and marketing R&D and eventually to product development and brand management for Corvette.

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Mr. W. Wayne Jenkins

Mr. Jenkins currently serves as the Northampton County Manager and has served in that capacity since 2000. The veteran county administrator has twenty-six years of administration experience all of which have been with Northampton County Local Government. Mr. Jenkins studied at the University of North Carolina’s School of Government and is a graduate of the County Administration Program.

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Dr. Stephen E. Margolis

Steve Margolis is a Professor of Economics at North Carolina State University. At NC State he teaches Managerial Economics, Industrial Organization, and Microeconomics. Before coming to NC State he was a faculty member at the University of Western Ontario where he taught Urban Economics, Economic Analysis of Law, and Health Economics. He has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Michigan Business School and the Fuqua School of Business.

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Dr. John R. Jones

Dr. John R. Jones is a retired university administrator, and now resides in Northampton County, NC, where he was born and completed elementary and secondary education. Presently, he is Program Manager (volunteer) with the Northeastern Economic Empowerment Corporation, a not-for-profit corporation, serving a two county area and is the Vice Chair of the Northampton County Economic Development Commission. In addition, he has extensive involvement with other area not-for-profit corporations as a co-founder, member of the Board of Directors, and Quality Assurance Director.

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On the 620-acre site, NCCAR is home to a two mile bi-directional road course, a two acre vehicle dynamics area, a seven acre dirt facility and 3 mile dirt trails for trucks or side by sides, and 6 plus miles of ATV and dirt bike trails.


310 Technology Drive
Garysburg, NC 27831, USA

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