Board of Directors 2018

Chris Hutter
President
Novant Health
Sr Dir of Support & Professional Services
Chris is a graduate of St. Joseph’s College in New York, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration and his Master’s Degree in Health Management. He joined Novant Health in November 1997, and maintains 20 years of experience in the healthcare field.Chris continues to be part of a leadership team and facility that is a top performer in the organization with regards to employee engagement, innovation, and financial vitality.
Becky Hawke
Vice President
Town of Matthews
Asst. Town Manager
Becky Hawke is assistant town manager for the Town of Matthews and has served in local government management for the past 10 years. As assistant town manager she oversees the Town’s communications, economic development, finance, human resources, IT, and risk management departments/programs and initiatives.  Becky has B.A. and M.S. degrees in communication studies, a graduate certificate in human resources management, and is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Becky is also a member of the Matthews Rotary Club – serving as Secretary for 2017-18, serves on the Matthews HELP Center Board of Directors, and volunteers with Carolina Waterfowl Rescue and two dog rescue organizations.
Jennifer Anthony
Treasurer
Rob Jacik
Past President
Carolina Beer Temple
Owner of Carolina Beer Temple (Downtown Matthews & Ayrsley Shopping Center); Seaboard Taproom & Wine Bar; and Temple Mojo all located in downtown Matthews. Rob serves as co-chair of the RedBrick Partnership and on the Economic Development Advisory Committee for the Town of Matthews.
Lee Weaver
Board Member
Bill Blalock
Board Member
Dericus Scott
Board Member
Jeff Atwood
Board Member
Joe Grooms
Board Member
Sharp Business Systems
Major Account Executive
If I can't reach Joe Grooms for printer questions, call Jim Underwood at 704-672-3025
Sue Sproat
Board Member
COS Kids Child Development Campus (Christ our Shepherd)
Executive Director
Sue Sproat is the Executive Director of COSKids, Child Development Campus, a nonprofit in downtown Matthews (also known as Christ our Shepherd Ministries).  Sue grew up in Virginia and graduated from the University of Tennessee.  She and her family moved to the Matthews area from Atlanta in 1992.   After moving, Sue maintained an active volunteer schedule, using her business and coordinator skills in her children's schools, through her church, and in the community.  This volunteer work connected her to COSKids and she became a member of their Board of Directors.  She was then asked in 2013 to transition from the Board to Staff in order to lead an extensive program of campus improvements.
Edith McElroy
Board Member
Central Piedmont Community College-Levine Campus
Dean
Dr. Edith Valladares McElroy, born in Caracas, Venezuela, is Dean for the Levine Campus at Central Piedmont Community College. She began teaching as a Spanish Associate for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. She was a Spanish Lecturer at UNC Charlotte before starting as a full time instructor at CPCC in 1997, receiving the O’Herron Award for Teaching Excellence in 2000. She was the 2009 CPCC Administrator of the Year. 
 
Dr. McElroy is a former Board Chair of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte and has volunteered for CMS.  She currently serves on the editorial board of the Label Me Latino/a literary journal. She served two terms as a board member of Blumenthal Performing Arts, and she was a member of the Governor's Hispanic/Latino Advisory Board. She received the Latin American Excelente Award for Community Service Person of the Year in 2009. 
Mike Huckaby
Board Member
Brand RPM
VP-Corporate Sales
Vice President of Corporate Sales with Brand RPM-Huck's Sportswear in Charlotte, NC. Over 20 years experience in helping customers promote their businesses with logo'd apparel and promotional products. Born and raised in Knoxville, TN; Educational studies include Industrial Engineering and Marketing. Lived in Charlotte, NC for almost 30 years. Board Member with the Matthews Chamber of Commerce. Married for nearly 25 years with two children presently attending college. Interests include golf, playing the guitar and classic cars.
Kimberly Gossage
Board Member
Barry Steiger
At-Large Member
Mario's Italian Restaurant/John's Place
Manager Marketing and Advertising
I am the Relationship Manager for Mario's Italian Restaurant/John's Place. I love to help people connect.
Barbara Dement
Matthews Town Commissioner