Chair Lead

WBD names its first female chair

WbdsellsThe first female chair was recently elected to the Wilmington Business Development Board of Directors.

SABRINA SELLS, market president and senior vice president of North State Bank, was named chair for the 2020-21 fiscal year at the Wilmington Business Development (WBD) board meeting in late June.

“I am fully aware of the responsibilities and the importance as the chair of this incredible organization,” says Sells. “My appreciation for what WBD does for our region is immeasurable, and I am elated to continue to serve with such a dedicated and professional team.”

Other executive board members this fiscal year are Celanese third-party services manager Fred Samz as vice chair; Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage President and owner Tim Milam as treasurer; and WBD CEO Scott Satterfield as the board secretary.

Mojotone CEO Michael McWhorter and CastleBranch CFO LAUREN HENDERSON will each serve a second, three-year term on the board.

Jack Barto, former NHRMC president and CEO, and Bill Cherry, former owner of Air Wilmington, are rotating off the board.

Filling the two vacant positions will be WILMA DANIELS, CEO of Daniels Development LLC, and Jeff Rooks, of Rooks Farm Service in Burgaw. The two will serve three-year terms on the board.

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