Ed leads a team charged with growing, engaging and retaining the NC Chamber’s investor base.
He joined the NC Chamber team in November 2011 and now has over 20 years’ experience working for state chambers. His career began in Kentucky and later included positions 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 business owners. He understands that business leaders make decisions which influence whether they attract or lose customers. He knows those decisions affect the income statement, the long-term viability of the business and jobs of fellow employees and colleagues.
Ed enjoys his role at the NC Chamber because he works with a group of professionals dedicated to shaping a world-class business climate in North Carolina. He believes strongly that successful, profitable businesses positively affect families and communities – and therefore, should not be taken for granted.
Raised in Long Island, New York, Ed graduated with a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He has three children, Nick, Ryan and Alayna, and his interests include college basketball, boating and fishing. He and his wife Debbie enjoy spending time on North Carolina’s Inner Banks along the Pamlico. He is active in Prison Ministry at the Hyde Correctional Institution in eastern North Carolina.