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Steve Woodward

Pinehurst

 

Strategic Communications / Marketing Professional, lending the experiences of 35 years in journalism, broadcasting, public relations, marketing and small-business ownership to:

 

  • Communications specialist with emphasis on digital media

  • Marketing strategies and execution

  • Social media strategies

  • Consumer experience refinement

  • Television production

  • Political strategy 

Moore Liberty Digest, Editor/manager, September 2021 - present

  • Communications Strategist December 2016 - present

b.good LLC Regional Director of Brand Marketing February 2016 - December 2016

  • Promoted b.good's brand and story through targeted community outreach, social media posts with an emphasis on food photography, off-premise sampling events and on-premise customer engagement

 

Cash Cow Enterprises LLC Managing Director, November 2013 - January 2016

  • Our team operated as franchisees in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC, CSA, introducing the fast-casual restaurant concept known as b.good to the Mid-Atlantic. The founders of b.good in the Boston, MA, area, created the brand to provide "Real Food, Fast" and "Food With Roots". In our maiden location in Raleigh's vibrant North Hills residential-retail environment, we embraced the farm-to-table heritage of b.good. We cultivated a family of loyal customers who valued "food made by people", locally sourced, seasonally inspired

Examiner.com National Politics Contributing columnist January 2010 - December 2012

 

Hinsdale Cellars LLC Managing Director January 2006 - January 2008

The essential lifestyle destination for the wine inspired.

 

  • Managed web site content and premium wine e-commerce

 

SportsBusiness Journal Global Sports columnist 2000 - 2006

  • Interviewed insiders and reported on companies with marketing ties to the Olympic Games and soccer's World Cup.

  • Additionally, covered the domestic and international Olympic political arena, and Olympic host city campaigns 

 

ESPN Contributing commentator 2003 - 2004

"Cold Pizza" studio show from the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens

 

NBC Sports Writer 2000 - 2002

2000 Sydney Olympics, 2002 Salt Lake Olympics

  • Scripted on-air reporting and commentary for live studio segments hosted by anchor Pat O'Brien, aired during the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney. Scripted content for taped segments for NBC personalities including Marv Albert.

  • Scripted live studio and taped segments for anchor Jim Lampley, aired during the the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City

 

Intersport, Inc. Director of Communications November 1998 - September 2000

  • Media relations; television scripting; web site development

 

USA TODAY Staff reporter, Sports 1982 - 1994 (12 years)

 

  • Covered horse racing, the NFL, the sports TV industry, and the athletes, coaches and politics of the U.S. and international Olympic movement

 

Education Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Bachelor of Arts, Communications (1982)

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John R. Ferrari, J.D.

 

John is a Principal of Babson Real Estate Advisors, a commercial real estate firm with five offices around the country.

 

He graduated from Fordham College and Fordham Law School and is a member of the Bar in New York and various Federal Courts. Over his career John had senior real estate and other business positions for PaineWebber, Prudential Securities, Liberty Mutual and OneBeacon Insurance Group before joining Babson Real Estate Advisors in 2016.

Over the last fifteen years John has spent considerable time volunteering both on the community level and in the non-profit sector. As both and elected and appointed member, John served on three Boards for his former hometown in Massachusetts including Chairing the Town’s Permanent Building Committee and was elected to the Town’s Planning Board. During this period John was involved in the planning for numerous Town buildings including a new elementary school.

 

In addition, he served on numerous Boards and Committees for the Milford Regional Medical Center in Milford, Massachusetts including Chair of the Patient and Family Advisory Council and the only non-employee on the hospital Process Improvement Committee. During this period John served on the Board of two 501 (c) (3) Boards for the Milford Regional Healthcare Foundation and the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation.

John has a deep commitment to protecting human life, as well as traditional educational values. John currently serves on the Board of the Human Life Foundation in New York which published the Human Life Review, considered the only publication of its kind in the world: an academic quality journal devoted to civilized discussion of legal, philosophical, medical, scientific, and moral perspectives on all life 

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William A. Mann
 

Academics:

 

  • Phillips Andover Academy 1958-62

  • University of North Carolina BA English – 1965

  • University of North Carolina JD – 1968


Professional Experience:

 

  • Herman Wolff – Associate/Partner 1968-1976

  • Akins, Harrell, Mann & Pike – Founding Partner 1976-1985

  • Graham & James – 1985 – 1983. Managing Partner Raleigh Office

  • Graham & James – San Francisco – Member of Executive Management Committee 1985-1993

  • Ragsdale Liggett, PLLC Raleigh – Partner, Head of Commercial Real Estate


Accomplishments - Professional:

  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Preeminent Rating - 1983 until retirement – AV

  • NC Legal Elite – Peer Review Accomplished by only 3% of NC Lawyers

  • Frequent Presenter – NC Bar Association Seminars

  • The Best Lawyers in America – Peer Review (Real Estate)

  • Superlawyers – 2002-2010


Practice Areas:

 

  • Commercial Real Estate – Represented Developers and Lenders for transactions in multiple states.

  • Tax – Specializing in Partnership Taxation and Non-Profits [principally 501(c)(3)s]

  • Securities – Principally non-public offerings associated with real estate


Activities:

 

  • Helped start Two Churches in Raleigh – Crossroads Fellowship and Church of the Apostles

  • Member Various Boards – Currently on MentorLink International (www.mentorlink.org)

  • MentorLink International (2000 to Present)– Activities include authoring a Blog (www.mentorlink.wordpress.com) on Mentoring the Next Generation and Facilitating an Institute on Leadership for Pastors around the world. Currently facilitating an ESL course for Ukrainian Christians. Mentoring.

Interests:

 

  • Travel – Including all 50 states and 98 International countries.

  • Golf

  • Pickleball

  • Distance Biking

  • Distance Swimming

  • Grandchildren (9)

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Sarah Jane Harmon
Southern Pines


Sarah Jane Harmon earned a B.A. Degree in English Literature (Philosophy minor) from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She has taken post-graduate business related courses including finance, economics, statistics, accounting, math, computer science, and foreign languages at various colleges and universities.


Sarah Jane was a successful Series 7 and municipal securities-Series 53 FINRA Registered Representative and investment Advisor with Dean Witter Inc., a major Wall Street Investment firm. Her professional experience also includes editing and editorial production management for major accounts with Burson Marsteller Associates, the world’s leading public relations firm;
plant management software development for AT&T Technologies, a global cellular technology firm; and elementary school substitute teaching at Episcopal Day School in Southern Pines, NC.


She has served on several non-profit boards, including The Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, The Southern Pines Civic Club, The English-speaking Union, Episcopal Church Vestry, and the Wayne-DuPage Hunt Club. Her board service includes successful fund-raising, membership expansion, event organizing, and business and financial management using proprietary software. She has been an organizer and manager for complex multi-phase equestrian events involving over 100 volunteers. She has been a volunteer worker for children’s sports activities. She served for several years as a volunteer tutor in reading and math for grade-school children, with the Moore County Literacy Council and other agencies.


She successfully has led local grassroots battles to protect the unique character, historic heritage, quality of life, environment, water and land resources, and property values of the Southern Pines-Pinehurst area.
She initiated and has led the effort to found a Hillsdale College K-12 classical charter school to serve Moore County children and to serve as a proven model for local and state public schools.


She is Chair of the WPCA Founding Group. Her interests include running marathons, hiking, politics, and grandchildren.

“The pervasive Federal Common Core/CRT public school curriculum is a socialist, globalist, anti- American leveler; mired in moral and cultural relativism; intent upon producing a population submissive to government control and ignorant of American cultural heritage and Constitutional
rights.
Common Core is toxic political indoctrination, not education. I believe the proven Hillsdale-BCSI American classical education model is a great gift to the reformation of American K-12 public education and should be founded nationwide.”

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Linda Blue Jarrett
Southern Pines


Linda Jarrett has been a longtime civic leader, a successful entrepreneur, and a skilled and dedicated RN and nursing administrator. Linda was CEO of a leading New York state long-term-care/subacute care/rehabilitation facility. The facility was a leader not only in New York state, but also in surrounding states.


Linda also created, marketed, and subcontracted condition-specific treatment modules to HMO’s and hospitals in New York and surrounding states. Linda and her husband (with employee support) successfully fought a powerful New York union to keep their business independent.


Linda was Partner and Design Manager of an award-winning Moore County homebuilding firm.


She has been an active volunteer for various Moore County non-profit organizations. She Served on the Governing Board of the Malcolm Blue Farm Living History site for 12 years. 


Linda has been a committed Founding Board Member of our Hillsdale-BCSI charter school founding project In Moore County, from its inception. She has provided practical organizational input, essential personnel recruitment, draft of bylaws for the 501c3 application, and evaluation of facility options.


Linda continues to be an invaluable resource for planning and management of the WPCA founding project.

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Chelby Dixon
Pinehurst


Chelby Dixon is an experienced talented marketing professional with special expertise in online/digital marketing. Chelby is CEO of a public relations, marketing, strategic planning and consulting firm which she founded and has operated successfully for ten years. She has helped to launch and operate strategic operations for at least 40 political campaigns.


Chelby helped start and found Direct Tech Solutions in Portland, OR, which offers IT solutions for both non-profit and for-profit corporations.


Chelby grew up in Portland, where she studied ballet, taught ballet, and danced as a principal dancer with the Pacific Festival Ballet for ten years.


Chelby is a certified child brain developmentalist and worked with the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential for three years, In Pennsylvania.


Chelby’s Board memberships include service on the Board of Directors of Charity United for four years, helping to establish grammar programs locally as well as abroad. She has worked through Charity United to bring shelter to those who have been subjected to human trafficking. Chelby also is on the Board of Directors of Americans for Intelligence Reform.


Chelby is a major asset to our WPCA Founding Group, as she has provided effective professional marketing and PR services, website creation, and strategic planning for the advancement of our Hillsdale charter school founding mission in Moore County. We are very fortunate to have Chelby’s involvement with our Founding Group.

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