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 »

  • Penny Whiteheart

    Executive Vice President

    For fifteen years, Penny has directed economic development programs at the Piedmont Triad Partnership, a regional economic development agency working to leverage the Triad’s assets for economic growth. As Executive Vice President she manages the… Read more »


Board Members

Executive Committee

  • Louis DeJoy

    Vice Chairman
    President, LDJ Global Strategies

  • Robert “Bobby” Long

    Co-Chairman
    Chairman, Granville Capital Inc.

  • Nido Qubein

    Co-Chairman
    President, High Point University

  • Bill Smith

    Secretary-Treasurer
    Managing Partner, Trust Company of the South

  • Donald Flow

    Vice Chairman
    Chairman and CEO, Flow Companies Inc.

  • Allen Gant

    Vice Chairman
    Chairman and CEO, Glen Raven Inc.

  • Leo Lambert

    Vice Chairman
    President, Elon University

  • Jim Melvin

    Vice Chairman
    President, Joseph M Bryan Foundation


Board Members and Investors

  • Lisa Venable

    President & CEO, DataMax

  • Darlene Leonard

    Managing Partner, Smith Leonard PLLC

  • Richard Kendall

    CEO, HAECO Americas

  • Thomas Boothby

    Triad Managing Partner, Dixon Hughes Goodman

  • Terry Aiken

    CEO, Cone Health

  • Cantey Alexander

    Triad Regional President, BB&T Corporation

  • Kevin Baker

    Executive Director, Piedmont Triad Airport Authority

  • Jon Bell

    President, Bell Partners Inc.

  • Graham Bennett

    President, Quality Oil Company

  • Mark Brazil

    Tournament Director, Wyndham Championship

  • Joe Budd

    CEO, The Budd Group

  • Brent Christensen

    CEO & President, The Greensboro Partnership

  • Charles Cornelio

    Lincoln Financial Group

  • Kathleen Evans

    Regional Director of External Affairs for the Piedmont Triad, AT&T

  • John Geib

    Director of Economic Development, Duke Energy

  • Nathan Hatch

    President, Wake Forest University

  • Leslie Hayes

    Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo & Co.

  • Dennis Hurst

    Executive Vice President, SunTrust Bank

  • Allen Joines

    President, Winston-Salem Alliance

  • Stanhope Kelly

    CEO & President, Piedmont Triad Partnership

  • Kelly King

    CEO, BB&T Corp.

  • Julie Ann Freischlag, MD

    CEO, WFU Baptist Medical Center

  • David Neill

    Partner, Mercedes Benz of Winston-Salem

  • Chad Setliff

    President, Novant

  • Robin Team

    President, Carolina Investment Properties

  • Royster Tucker III

    President and CEO, North State Communications

  • Keith Vaughan

    Chairman Emeritus, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

  • Steve Rendle

    Chairman and CEO, VF Corporation


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