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N.C. 4-H Development Fund announces new officers and board members

December 15, 2009

Media Contact: Michael Martin, executive director of the North Carolina 4-H Development Fund, 919-513-8254

The North Carolina 4-H Development Fund recently named new officers and board members.

The fund is a nonprofit charitable foundation that supports the North Carolina 4-H Youth Development program and the county programs that it serves.

North Carolina 4-H is the youth development program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, which is based at N.C. State and N.C. A&T State universities. More than 241,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities with the help of 23,000 adult and youth volunteers.

New N.C. 4-H Development Fund officers:

- C. Wells Hall III, partner with Mayer Brown LLP in Charlotte, N.C. (president)
- Dan Cook, director of management services for the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives in Raleigh, N.C. (first vice president)
- Howard L. Williams, attorney with Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro, N.C. (second vice president)
- Carolyn Stanley Barnes, retired Cooperative Extension agent, Graham, N.C. (secretary)
- R. DeWitt Smith, director of metering and energy systems for Progress Energy Carolinas Inc. in Raleigh, N.C. (finance committee chair)
- Belinda H. Hester, retired Wake County educator (past president)

New board members:

- Vance Dalton Jr., chief credit officer for Carolina Farm Credit in Statesville, N.C.
- Ann Margaret Dietrich, State 4-H Reporter and North Carolina State University student, Raleigh, N.C.
- Mark Forbes, senior vice president with Wachovia Bank in Raleigh, N.C.
- Rita Harris, legislative director of the North Carolina Department of Commerce in Raleigh, N.C.
- Norma Martí, minority outreach consultant for the North Carolina Division of Public Health, Raleigh, N.C.
- Robert Shore, general manager, B. Robert's Foods, Charlotte, N.C.

Written by:
Suzanne Stanard, 919.513.3126 or

Posted by Suzanne at December 15, 2009 03:02 PM