Bruce Gardner, retired businessman. He is the Past Chairman of the Board of the Better Business Bureau, Board Member of Goodwill Industries, Past President of the Minority Supplier Development Council. He is currently Co-Chair of the Haywood County 9/12 Project.
John Meinecke, retired Educator and Historian. John was employed by the Orange County School System in Florida for 30 years. During that time he served as Middle School Consultant, Middle School Principle, and Senior Facilities Manager. John was also a School System Presenter and Trainer.
Charles G. (Chuck) Beemer, retired Real Estate and Corporate attorney. Chuck practiced in Chapel Hill 23 years and in Waynesville 10 years. He formerly worked as a stock broker and college history teacher. He is currently working on a biography of Civil War Union General Lew Wallace and is a member of the Western North Carolina Civil War Round Table.