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Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc. Board of Directors

Brian Hedgepth

Brian Hedgepeth joined the Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc. Board in June of 2011 based on the recommendation of The Camp Family Foundations. Brian also currently serves as CEO of Bronco Federal Credit Union.

C. Harrell Turner
Vice Chairman

C. Harrell Turner is the owner and operator of CHT Forestry LLC in Branchville, VA. Harrell was appointed by Southampton County and served on the Board since 2005 when the organization was formed.

Harriet Bain Duck

Harriet Bain Duck represents the interests of the Franklin Southampton Charities. Harriet Bain Duck, First Vice President-Investment Officer at Wells Fargo Advisors in Downtown Franklin has served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors since the organizations' founding in 2005.

Felicia Blow

Felicia Blow, another original Board member represents the interests of the City of Franklin. She is an Associate Vice President for Development & Campaign Director at Hampton University.

E. Warren Beale Jr.

E. Warren Beale, Jr. served as Chairman of the Franklin Southampton Economic Development, Inc. Board of Directors from 2005-2016. Warren was recommended for appointment by the Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce. Now retired, Warren was previously the owner of Manry-Rawls Corporation, one of the oldest independent insurance agencies in the Mid-Atlantic Region.


Franklin Business Center Advisory Board

Brenton D. Burgess, Chairman

E. Warren Beale

Teresa Beale

Crystal Butler

Chuck Gatten

Dan Howe

Amanda Jarratt

Angela Lawhorne

Andrew Page

Robert White

Lynn Powell 

Patty Rhodes

Jim Strozier