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


Board Members

Executive Committee

  • Robert “Bobby” Long

    Co-Chairman
    Chairman, Piedmont Capital Partners, LLC

  • Donald Flow

    Co-Chairman
    President, Flow Companies, Inc.

  • Nido Qubein, PhD

    Co-Chairman
    President, High Point University

  • Bill Smith

    Secretary-Treasurer
    Managing Partner, Trust Company of the South

  • Cantey Alexander

    Vice Chairman
    Regional President, Truist Corp.

  • Scott Baxter

    Vice Chairman
    CEO, Kontoor Brands

  • 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


Board Members and Investors

  • Kevin Baker*

    Executive Director, Piedmont Triad Airport Authority

  • 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

  • Mary Jo Cagle, MD

    COO, Cone Health

  • 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

  • Sandy Dunbeck*

    Director, High Point EDC

  • Robert Egleston

    President & CEO, Twin City Development Foundation

  • Kevin Franklin*

    President, Randolph County EDC

  • Michimasa Fujino

    Founding President & CEO, Honda Aircraft Company

  • Nathan Hatch, PhD

    President, Wake Forest University

  • Allen Joines*

    President, Winston-Salem Alliance

  • Stanhope Kelly*

    President & CEO, Piedmont Triad Partnership

  • Bob Leak*

    President & CEO, Whitaker Park Development Authority

  • 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

  • Mark Owens*

    President & CEO, Greater Winston-Salem, Inc.

  • Lenny Peters

    MD, MRCP, CEO, Peters Holdings

  • Jim Phillips

    Attorney, Brooks Pierce

  • Kirsten Royster

    President/COO, Novant Health

  • Arthur Samet

    President & CEO, Samet Corporation

  • Robin Team

    Managing Partner, Front Street Capital

  • Michael Walker

    External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T

  • Mark Wiley

    Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson

  • Taylor Williams

    Managing Member, Williams Development Group

  • VF Corporation

  • * Ex Officio Member