Board of Directors

Officers

Chair

Paul Pascarosa Paul has over 12 years experience in the environmental field. His expertise involves guiding projects through the environmental due diligence process during property acquisition, development, land conservation, and planning. Paul’s area of expertise is natural resource assessments, particularly within the southeast Coastal Plain and Piedmont. He has experience with wetland delineations, stream assessments, permitting, regulatory coordination, and Paul has performed over 250 Phase I ESAs. Additional services he can provide include NEPA assessments, mold assessments, asbestos containing material surveys, environmental impact studies, cultural resources studies, and noise assessments.

Treasurer

Al Sharp Al is currently Executive Director at Pro-Bene, LLC.  From 2002 to 2012, he serves as Executive Director at Centralina Council of Governments.  Prior to that he had a variety of roles, including Senior Management Consultant at RTI International and County Manager in Lincoln County, NC.  He has an MA from University of Kentucky and a BA from Penn State.

Secretary

 Bonnie Nelson

Directors

Ann Revell-Pechar Ann is president of A.Revell Communications. She has harnessed the power of storytelling to help build corporate reputations for more than 30 years and for more than 200 companies, for tech giants like Alcatel-Lucent to innovators like F5 and VCs New Enterprise Associates and Zoic Capital. She consulted to the North Carolina Technology Association, the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, startups like Valencell, NextGlass/Untappd, Practichem (biotech tools), and smaller growing businesses like DocsInk, Adam Shay CPA and Summerfield Custom Wellness. Her board experience includes Executive Producer of TEDx Airlie, Advisory Board for North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), served as Chapter Board Chair and Executive Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta, as well as other economic development focused organizations in Seattle and Baltimore. She holds a Master of Public Administration from the State University of New York College at Brockport, and a BA in Theatre from Seattle Pacific University. Ann Revell-Pechar
Clark Henry Clark is CEO of Our Move, an equity based crowdfunding portal focused on small/medium scale development, and creating opportunities from every day citizens to own a share of development in their community and development they believe in throughout the country.  He is also the owner of CIII Associates, LLC providing urban planning and project management services to help public, private, and community based interests achieve their goals by revitalizing the built environment in mutual advancement of the economic, natural and social environments that sustain it.  Previous roles include Senior Planner with SRA International and Program Manager with the City of Portland.  He holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from Portland State University.
Adrienne (McTigue) Cox …bio coming soon…
Carter Jewel …bio coming soon…
William P. Graham Bill’s career spans management, technology, marketing, investment banking and investment management. He has extensive business, government and non-profit experience, all at CEO, director, and chairman levels. Public speaking, writing and problem solving are his specialties. Graham was president and CEO of NYSE company and a White House Fellow, White House Office of the President. He was chairman of several health care ventures, real estate, energy, and computer technologies companies. Graham is president and CEO of Fusion Future Foundation, and continues to manage five investment partnerships of 15 he has established. He is a director of the White House Fellows Foundation and Association, where he serves on the finance committee, digital communications committee and administers their Community of Interest in Science, Technology and Energy. In Wilmington, he is co-founder of the Waterfront Task Force and member of Cape Fear Future Commission. He has started and run numerous health care ventures, and served on other boards at the state and local level.
Bruce Holsten Bruce is Managing Director of American Harbor Capital Strategies Ltd, a strategic management and political consulting firm. He has been directly involved with M&A, equity and venture-based capital funding for numerous for-profit and nonprofit companies and organizations around the world. A native North Carolinian, he began his professional career as Assistant to the Mayor of Chapel Hill, NC before moving overseas to London, and then Johannesburg, South Africa. His professional career includes lengthy stints in international finance, investment banking and venture capital with a focus on mining, manufacturing, entertainment and hospitality. He returned to North Carolina after 18 years abroad where he became CEO of the Research Triangle-based integrated marketing communications firm, Woodward, Hastings & Holsten Ltd, serving multinational companies including Glaxo, Nortel, Burroughs-Wellcome, Sarah Lee, the University of North Carolina System and Duke Hospitals, as well as helping launch the North Carolina World Trade Center. In 2002, Holsten founded the American Harbor Group in Wilmington, NC, which consisted of mortgage, insurance and real estate companies. He serves on numerous Boards and committees including the Greater Wilmington and Pleasure Island Chambers of Commerce; North Carolina Coastal Federation Board of Advisors; New Hanover County Comprehensive Land Use Planning Committee; New Hanover County Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and the southeastern NC FOCUS initiative and is founder and president of the Pleasure Island Foundation for a Sustainable Community.
Scott Ogden Scott is an architect with over twenty-five years of experience, working locally with his wife, Lara, as the B + O design studio, pllc. Ogden grew up in Ohio and attended the University of Cincinnati for his B. Arch. degree. Co-op work experience took him to both coasts in a variety of design firms. Later, he worked in Boston and completed graduate studies at Harvard University’s GSD, earning his M.Arch degree + teaching at the Boston Architectural Center. His practice designs a variety of projects, with a focus on modern + sustainable infill, residential, planning/landscape work + commercial projects. He relocated to Wilmington in 2005 from Seattle, WA, where he lived + worked for 12 years and had a prior firm Do2 for five years. His studio has won many awards in the last few years including AIA Wilmington (Honor + Merit), NC Modernist Houses (People’s Choice Matsumoto Prize), and Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development (several times). Ogden is a founding board member of CFEDC and has served as treasurer, as well as on the Steering Committee. He is a past president of AIA Wilmington, AIA NC state director (Cont. Ed. Programming), and board member and sectretary of CFGBA (Cape Fear Green Building Alliance). Ogden is an avid soccer player and Tottenham Hotspur fan (COYS!) SPO_bw
John Wojciechowski John is a licensed architect and lead instructor of the Sustainability Technologies Program at Cape Fear Community College. Wojciechowski holds a master of architecture degree from Tulane University and has over 19 years of experience in residential and commercial building design. At CFCC, Wojciechowski teaches courses in energy management, building science, green building, renewable energy, sustainability and environmental science. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Energy Auditor. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is past president of the AIA Wilmington Section. Currently, Wojciechowski serves on the branch leadership group of the USGBC North Carolina Cape Fear Branch. Wojciechowski is also an active member of the Historic Wilmington Foundation, Clean Energy Events, and the North Carolina Building Performance Association.
Ian Oeschger Ian is a co-founder of Cape Fear Economic Development Council and a lead web developer at IBM. He’s a former bookstore owner and author. He also consults as a software architect and developer to bookstore trade associations, environment impact firms, and others. He’s a father, local volunteer, cyclist and surfer. He was raised in California, worked in the Silicon Valley (at Netscape and other start-ups) right around the time the Internet was heating up, and moved to Wilmington in 2004.
Lloyd Smith Lloyd is a co-founder of Cape Fear Economic Development Council and CEO of Cortech Solutions, a Wilmington-based neurotechnology company providing equipment, software and services to university laboratories, government research institutes and high-tech companies engaged in R&D, market research, and a variety of other pursuits. Smith moved his family and his business from Northern Virginia to Wilmington in 2001, leaving a role as vice president of sales and marketing with Neuroscan (neuroscan.com), then a division of the Marmon Group (marmon.com). Smith is a native of El Paso TX, has lived in Texas, Arizona, Massachusetts, Virginia and North Carolina, and has traveled extensively around North America and around the world. He has been active in economic development and environmental causes in the Wilmington area since he arrived. He is grateful to his wife Jennifer and his two daughters, Charlotte and Georgia, for their patience and support.