Piedmont Triad Partnership

Founded in 1991, the Piedmont Triad Partnership (PTP) is a leadership organization bringing together the business community in the Triad region to promote prosperity and growth. We are supporting regional development platforms including megasite development, the aeroplex anchored by Piedmont Triad International Airport and the redevelopment of Whitaker Park Complex. We believe supporting these transformational projects will prepare the Triad to compete for major economic development job generators.

The Partnership promotes economic development in the following counties in the north-central, piedmont region of North Carolina:

  • Alamance
  • Caswell
  • Davidson
  • Davie
  • Forsyth
  • Guilford
  • Montgomery
  • Randolph
  • Rockingham
  • Stokes
  • Surry
  • Yadkin

Metropolitan centers: Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Burlington, Asheboro

The PTP Mission

The Piedmont Triad Partnership is a private leadership organization connecting and leveraging the region’s leaders and assets to drive increased economic growth and jobs.

The PTP Vision

The Piedmont Triad will be globally recognized as a dynamic and prosperous region where collaborative culture, emerging innovation and thriving talent generate sustainable, significant economic growth outpacing the southeast United States.

Staff Members


    Stan Kelly

    President & CEO

    Stan Kelly has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Piedmont Triad Partnership since February 2015, and as Treasurer and Secretary of the organization prior to that. Stan has 34 years in executive… Read more »

Board Members

Executive Committee

  • Robert “Bobby” Long

    Chairman, Piedmont Capital Partners, LLC

  • Donald Flow

    President, Flow Companies, Inc.

  • Nido Qubein, PhD

    President, High Point University

  • Bill Smith

    Managing Partner, Trust Company of the South

  • Cantey Alexander

    Vice Chairman
    Regional President, Truist Corp.

  • Louis DeJoy

    Vice Chairman
    President, LDJ Global Strategies

  • Julie Ann Freischlag, MD

    Vice Chairman
    CEO, WFU Baptist Medical Center

  • Allen Gant

    Vice Chairman
    Chairman, Glen Raven Inc.

  • Jim Melvin

    Vice Chairman
    President, Joseph M Bryan Foundation

  • Kelly King

    Immediate Past Chairman
    CEO, Truist Corp.

Board Members and Investors

  • Terry Akin

    CEO, Cone Health

  • Kevin Baker*

    Executive Director, Piedmont Triad Airport Authority

  • Scott Baxter

    CEO, Kontoor Brands

  • Jon Bell

    CEO, Bell Partners, Inc.

  • Graham Bennett

    President, Quality Oil Company

  • Connie Book, PhD

    President, Elon University

  • Thomas Boothby

    Triad Managing Partner, Dixon Hughes Goodman

  • Louise Brady

    Managing Partner, Piedmont Capital Partners, LLC

  • Mark Brazil

    Tournament Director, Wyndham Championship

  • Joe Budd

    CEO, The Budd Group

  • Elise Peters Carey

    CEO, Bethany Medical Centers

  • Brent Christensen*

    President & CEO, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce

  • David Congdon

    Chairman, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.

  • Adam Currie

    Regional President and Executive Vice President, First Bank

  • Kevin Franklin*

    President, Randolph County EDC

  • Michimasa Fujino

    Founding President & CEO, Honda Aircraft Company

  • John Geib

    Economic Development Director, Duke Energy

  • Nathan Hatch, PhD

    President, Wake Forest University

  • Loren Hill*

    President, High Point EDC

  • Allen Joines

    President, Winston-Salem Alliance

  • Stanhope Kelly*

    President & CEO, Piedmont Triad Partnership

  • Darlene Leonard

    Managing Partner, Smith Leonard PLLC

  • Harold Martin, Sr., PhD

    Chancellor, NC A&T State University

  • Clarence McDonald

    Senior Vice President, Market Executive, Wells Fargo

  • David Mounts

    Chairman & CEO, Inmar

  • David Neill

    President, Mercedes Benz of Winston-Salem

  • Lenny Peters

    MD, MRCP, CEO, Peters Holdings

  • Jim Phillips

    Attorney, Brooks Pierce

  • Doug Rasmussen

    President and Group Director of HAECO Cabin Solutions, HAECO Americas

  • John Risinger

    Region President, Triad West, SunTrust Bank

  • Kirsten Royster

    President/COO, Novant Health

  • Arthur Samet

    President & CEO, Samet Corporation

  • Robin Team

    Managing Partner, Front Street Capital

  • Lisa Venable

    President & CEO, DataMax

  • Mark Wiley

    Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson

  • AT&T

  • VF Corporation

  • * Ex Officio Member

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