Board of Directors

2019-2020 Board of Directors

Debbie Avery / Executive Director

Debbie Avery serves as the Executive Director of the Winterville Chamber of Commerce.  She is a busy woman.  On any given day you will find her darting from one business to another, to the Post Office, into the Town Hall and so on.  After thirty years of teaching eighth graders, she decided to launch her second career of taking care of the Chamber.  She enjoys helping the businesses of Winterville and making her community a better place to live.  Visit her at the Chamber office located at the Winterville Town's Operation Center (2936 Church Street). You can contact Debbie at 252.531.4590 or davery60@hotmail.com.

Alton Wadford - President

Alton Wadford is the Director of High School Programs at Pitt Community college. He has lived in the Greenville area his whole life, and in Winterville for 35 years. He has been involved in the Winterville Watermelon Festival almost as long, and is now acting as the Chairman for the Festival. You can contact Alton at 252.493.7745 or at awadford@email.pittcc.edu.

Rebecca Caveness - Vice President

Rebecca Caveness is the owner of Caveness Decor as an Interior Decorator servicing Pitt County. She’s lived in the Winterville/Greenville area her whole life, growing up in her parents’ local business. She is the Parade Chairman for the Winterville Watermelon Festival. She is also in charge of our “Chamber Champion” features. You can contact Rebecca at 252.902.7898 or rebecca@cavenessdecor.com.

Glenda White - Treasurer

Glenda White is the Branch Manager for Southern Bank in Ayden. She is a native of Blackjack and now lives in Greenville. She’s on the board of the Jackie Robinson Baseball League as well as on the Ayden Chamber of Commerce Board. You can contact Glenda at 252.746.6138 or glenda.white@southernbank.com.

Brad Guth - Chairman of the Board

Brad Guth is a Broker|Realtor associated with Coldwell Banker|Coastal Rivers Realty. He started his real estate business after working in local economic development for 20+ years. He is originally from Greenville, SC and has moved around a bit through the years, ending up in Winterville just a few years ago. He is on the Pitt County Planning board as well as the Ayden Chamber of Commerce board. You can contact Brad at 252.689.7339 or brad.guth@coastalrivers.com

Ronita Stanford - Board Member

Ronita Stanford is the owner of Tru Image Hair salon as a Master Stylist and Hair Doctor. She’s also the co-owner of Botanical Essence Hemp ENC. She started a program providing hair for kids going back to school called Caring for our Community, is a part of the American Cancer Society and is heavily involved in outreach programs in our school system. You can contact Ronita at 252.364.2904 or rlstandford27@aol.com.

Deedré Whitaker - Board Member

Deedré Whitaker is an Assistant Vice President and Financial Sales Manager at First Citizens Bank, where she works in a dual role acting also as a Licensed Platform Associate with First Citizens Investor Services. She is originally from Aulander, NC and has been in the Greenville area for the last 10 years. She has joined the Chamber board to assist her fellow neighbors in their business endeavors and to help her community meet their short and long term financial goals. You can contact Deedré at 252.321.6482 or deedre.whitaker@firstcitizens.com.