Ed leads a statewide team charged with growing, engaging and retaining the NC Chamber’s investor base.

With more than 25 years of state chamber management experience, Ed joined the NC Chamber team in November 2011. His career began in Kentucky in 1985 and later included positions at state chambers in Indiana and California, where each chamber experienced impressive growth under his direction.

As the founder and owner of a small business from 1994 to 2003, Ed has great appreciation for the challenges and pressures faced by CEOs, CFOs and managers. He understands that business leaders make decisions which influence whether they attract or lose customers. Those decisions affect the income statement, the long-term viability of the business and jobs of fellow employees and colleagues.

Raised in Long Island, NY, Ed graduated with a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. He has three children, Nick, Ryan and Alayna, and his interests include college basketball, lacrosse, bowling and fishing.

Ed enjoys his role at the NC Chamber because he works with a group of professionals dedicated to shaping a positive business climate in North Carolina. He believes that successful, profitable businesses affect quality of life, for everyone, more than any other single factor – and it is because not everyone shares that view, that the NC Chamber is relevant to its members.