Board of Directors

2021-22 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

Rebecca Caveness - Assistant Director

Rebecca Caveness is the new Assistant Director of the Winterville Chamber. She has volunteered with the Chamber in various positions for several years now. Rebecca has lived in the Greenville/Winterville area her whole life, and opened her own interior decorating business, Caveness Decor, in 2017. Her passion for assisting her fellow business owners may have blossomed then, but it started with being the daughter of small business owners! Rebecca looks forward to this new position giving her more opportunities to help businesses and, in turn, our community. You can reach Rebecca at 252.814.0192, or email her at

Alton Wadford - Chairman of the Board

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

Glenda White - President

Glenda White is the Assistant Vice President & Assistant Branch Manager at First Bank. She is a native of Blackjack and now lives in Greenville. She also serves on the board of the Jackie Robinson Baseball League. You can contact Glenda at 252.227.4046 ext#210 or

Mandi Shelp - Vice President

Mandi Shelp is the Financial Sales Manager at First Citizens Bank. She has lived in Winterville for 8 years, during which time this community has become very special to her. Alongside getting involved with the activities and sports her kids participate in, she is also active in her church and now within the Chamber in an effort to do more for this area she loves! You can reach Mandi at 252.321.6443 or

Debbie Davis - Treasurer

Debbie Davis is co-owner of Down South Accounting & Tax. She retired as a Band Director in Edgecombe County Schools and found love for a second career in accounting. Debbie has a desire to do more for her community that she loves and her multitude of skills is a great asset to our Chamber both as a treasurer and as an officer. You can contact Debbie at

Saul Horowitz - Board Member

Saul Horowitz is a State Farm Agent and owner of Horowitz Insurance and Financial services in Winterville. He and his family moved from Upstate NY after falling in love with the local community while visiting ENC.  Saul is very active in the local community and an active member of the Winterville Civitan Club, Rotary club, program chair at Congregation Bayt Shalom, and is part of the Winterville Watermelon Festival planning committee. You can reach Saul at 252-751-0348 or

Amy Amacker-Self - Board Member

Amy Amacker-Self is co-owner of Local Oak Brewing Co. She has lived here for six years, and her business has been open for two. Her passion for her community shows in the work she does in helping with litter pick-ups and wants to be a part of organizing more in our area. Amy also enjoys supporting her fellow business owners and is showing that in her helpfulness within the Chamber. You can contact Amy at