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


    Mike Fox

    President & CEO

    Michael S. Fox joined Piedmont Triad Partnership (PTP) as President & CEO in September 2021. In this role, he leads regional efforts to promote the strengths and opportunities of the Carolina Core, partnering with economic… Read more »

  • Loren Hill

    Carolina Core Regional Economic Development Director

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

  • Scott Baxter

    Vice Chairman
    CEO, Kontoor Brands

  • Louis DeJoy

    Vice Chairman
    President, LDJ Global Strategies

  • Dr. Julie Ann Freischlag, MD

    Vice Chairman
    CEO, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

  • Allen Gant

    Vice Chairman
    Chairman, Glen Raven Inc.

  • Jenna Kelly

    Vice Chairman
    Group Regional President, Truist Corp.

  • Jim Melvin

    Vice Chairman
    President, Joseph M Bryan Foundation

  • Arthur Samet

    Vice Chairman
    President & CEO, Samet Corporation

Board Members and Investors

  • Anita Bachmann

    CEO, UnitedHealthcare North Carolina

  • Spencer Baird

    CEO, Inmar

  • Kevin Baker*

    Executive Director, Piedmont Triad Airport Authority

  • Aprille Bell

    Managing Partner, FORVIS

  • Graham Bennett

    President, Quality Oil Company

  • Peter Bishop*

    Director, High Point Economic Development

  • Connie Book, PhD

    President, Elon University

  • Louise Brady

    Managing Partner, Piedmont Capital Partners, LLC

  • Mark Brazil

    CEO, Wyndham Championship

  • Joe Budd

    CEO, The Budd Group

  • Jennifer Byrne

    CEO, Javara Inc.

  • Dr. Mary Jo Cagle

    CEO, Cone Health

  • Elise Peters Carey

    CEO, Bethany Medical Centers

  • Brent Christensen*

    President & CEO, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce

  • Cindy Clare

    COO, Bell Partners, Inc.

  • David Congdon

    Chairman, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.

  • Adam Currie

    President, First Bank

  • Chris Dunbar

    President & COO, Blue Ridge Cos

  • Robert Egleston

    Executive Director, Twin City Development Foundation

  • Kevin Franklin*

    President, Randolph County EDC

  • Frank Gilliam

    Chancellor, UNCG

  • Allen Joines*

    President, Winston-Salem Alliance

  • Stanhope Kelly*

    Executive Chairman, 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

  • John Morrow

    Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson

  • David Mounts

    Senior Partner, AeroX

  • David Neill

    President, Mercedes Benz of Winston-Salem

  • Mark Owens*

    President & CEO, Greater Winston-Salem, Inc.

  • Lenny Peters, MD, MRCP

    CEO, Peters Holdings, LLC

  • Jim Phillips

    Attorney, Brooks Pierce

  • Bill Roberts

    Senior Economic Development Manager, Duke Energy

  • Kirsten Royster

    President & COO, Novant Health

  • Brian Stading

    CEO, Lumos

  • Robin Team

    Managing Partner, Front Street Capital

  • Mike Tropsha

    Vice President and General Manager, Carolina Cat

  • Richard Vanore

    President, Koury Corporation

  • Peter Voorhoeve

    President, Volvo Trucks North America

  • Michael Walker

    External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T North Carolina

  • Susan Wente, PhD

    President, Wake Forest University

  • Taylor Williams

    Managing Member, Williams Development Group

  • Todd Williams

    Triad Market President, First Horizon Bank

  • Hideto Yamasaki

    CEO, Honda Aircraft Company

  • * Ex Officio Member