Governor McCrory Announces Appointments
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Governor McCrory Announces Appointments


North Carolina Building Code Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 3, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — • Frankie Meads (Pasquotank County) – Meads is the general manager for Albemarle Builders Supply. He is the vice-chairman of Independent Builders Supply Association, and he is on the Pasquotank County Board of Commissioners. Meads will fill the seat designated for a county commissioner or county manager.
• Robbie Davis (Nash County) – Davis is the president of Turn Key Contractors. He studied at Wilson Technical Community College and has more than 30 years of experience as a general contractor. He has a NC unlimited general contractor’s license. He will fill the seat designated for a licensed general contractor.
• Tim Fowler (Wake County) – Fowler is an independent consultant for electrical companies. He was the vice president of Construction Services at Code Electric where he managed projects and maintained customer relationships. He has a NC unlimited electrical license and a NC unlimited general contractor’s license. Fowler will fill the seat designated for a licensed electrical contractor.
• Wade White (Surry County) – White is the CEO of Brite Engineering Consultants. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the Citadel. White will fill the seat designated for a registered engineer practicing electrical engineering.
• Paula Strickland (Guilford County) – Strickland is the owner of Williams Plumbing & Heating in Greensboro. She will fill the seat designated for a licensed plumbing and heating contractor.
• Ralph Euchner (Gaston County) – Euchner is the operations manager at PSNC Energy in Gastonia. He will fill the seat designated for a licensed LP gas dealer/contractor involved in the design of natural & LP who has expertise in the field.
The council prepares and adopts criteria in accordance with the N.C. Building Code, including classifications of buildings and structures, building restrictions, precautions taken during construction and permissible materials. The board has 17 members, each serving a six-year term. The governor appoints all members.

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North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission

• Michael Y. Taylor (Pender County) – Taylor is the library director of Pender County Public Libraries. He is a board member on Friends of the Archives – State Archives of North Carolina, chairman of Burgaw Depot, Friends of the Archives of North Carolina and past president of the North Carolina Public Library Directors Association. Taylor received a B.A. in psychology from UNC-Wilmington and a master of science in public library from UNC-Chapel Hill. He will hold an at-large seat on the board.
• Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin (Forsyth County) – Sprinkle-Hamlin is the library director for Forsyth County Public Libraries. She is on the North Carolina American Library Association, the board of directors for the North Carolina Black Repertory Theatre Company and the Women’s Leadership Council of United Way. She received a B.S. in education from Winston-Salem State University and a master’s in library science from Clark Atlanta University. Sprinkle-Hamlin will hold the seat requiring an individual named by the governor upon the nomination of the North Carolina Library Association.
The commission adopts rules and regulations to be followed in the certification of public librarians. It is authorized to establish and require written examinations for certified public librarian applicants. The term length is four years.

Well Contractors Certification Commission

• Jonathan Dills (Forsyth County) – Dills is the managing partner/owner of the Law Offices of Jonathan S. Dills, P.A. in Winston-Salem. In addition to practicing law, Dills has experience as a claims supervisor and representative with Duke Power and as an assistant financial analyst with RJR Tobacco, Inc. He received a B.S. in business administration from UNC-Chapel Hill and a J.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law. He will represent one member appointed by the governor who is appointed from the public at large, not engaged in well contractor activities and not an employee of a firm or corporation engaged in well contractor activities or a state or county governmental agency.
The duties of the commission are to protect the public health and safety by ensuring the integrity and competence of well contractors and to protect and beneficially develop the groundwater resources of the state. Other duties include requiring the examination of well contractors and the certification of their competency to supervise or conduct well contractor activity and establish procedures for the examination and certification of well contractors. The term length is three years.

North Carolina Agriculture and Forestry Awareness Study Commission

• Wood Farless (Bertie County) – Farless is the principal owner and operator of Farless & Sons Farms. He received his B.S. and pharmacy degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. Farless will hold an at-large seat on the board.
• Carla Harper (Guilford County) – Harper is the owner/president of West 65 Inc. She manages national and state-level programs and projects for the USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, National Association of Foresters and Pinchot Institute for Conservation. Harper received a B.A. in professional and creative writing from UNC-Wilmington and a M.S. in natural resource management from Colorado State University. She will hold an at-large seat on the board.
• Katie Mills (Wake County) – Mills is an intern for Associate Justice Paul Newby. She received a B.S. in zoology and M.S. in agriculture extension education from North Carolina State University and she is working on her J.D. at North Carolina Central University School of Law. She will hold an at-large seat on the board.

The commission informs the General Assembly on the influence of agriculture, forestry and seafood in regards to the economy of the state. It also develops alternatives for increasing public awareness and conducts studies to identify problems concerning future growth and development of the industry. The commission has 17 members, each serving a two-year term. The governor appoints 10 members.

North Carolina State Banking Commission

• Charles Paul III (New Hanover County) – Paul is the president & chief executive officer for Bald Head Island Unlimited, LLC. He is on the board for Cape Fear Academy, Cape Fear Boy Scouts and the chair of the UNC-Wilmington School of Business. Paul received a B.A. in economics from College of the Holy Cross and a master’s in business administration from Harvard University. He will represent a public member on the board.

The commission supervises, directs and reviews all actions of the Commissioner of Banks on issues such as the establishment of new banks, the opening and closing of bank branches and mergers. There are 22 members on the commission, each serving a four-year term. The governor appoints 19 members.


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