Warren County Tourism Committee
Economic Development Commission Staff
Ken Bowman, Director
Peggy Richardson, Economic Development Coordinator
[/our_team_list][our_team_list title=”Kathleen Derring and Bob Shingler ” subtitle=”Warrenton Revitalization Committee ” email=”firstname.lastname@example.org” phone=”252-257-2937 Work”]Kathleen Derring and Bob Shingler are active in the Warrenton Revitalization Committee and numerous festivals, including their special event, Fright Night. They own a historic home and operate Second Hand Rose Antiques, in Warrenton.[/our_team_list][our_team_list title=”Debbie Formyduval, Director” subtitle=”Warren County Board of Elections” email=”email@example.com” phone=”252-257-2114″]A lifelong resident of the County, Debbie knows all about our tourism businesses and events, and is always ready to lend a hand.[/our_team_list][our_team_list title=”Ernie Fleming” subtitle=”Oakley Hall Antiques & Art” email=”Ernief3@embarqmail.com” phone=”252-257-2411 Work”]Ernie is a member of the Warrenton Revitalization Committee, Warren County Historic Preservation Committee, Ridgeway Historical Society, and Wise Ruritans, antique shop owner, and one of the founders of the Ridgeway Cantaloupe Festival. He and his business partner have organized many tours of the county.[/our_team_list][our_team_list title=”Jereann King-Johnson” subtitle=”Heritage Quilters” email=”firstname.lastname@example.org” phone=”252-257-1274″]Jereann brings knowledge of our African American History and Culture to the table, through her work with the Heritage Quilters and Warrenton Revitalization, and conducts the African American Walking Tour of Warrenton. The Heritage Quilters quilting center in the Historic Hendrick House, on Front Street, has tourism materials are available.[/our_team_list][our_team_list title=”Juel Duke” subtitle=”Representative Town of Norlina” email=”email@example.com” phone=”252-701-0083″ image=”11288″]Juel Duke is a Warren County native who has an MBA in Marketing. Although her parents, Buck Duke and Juel Williams, were both born and reared in Norlina where she was a frequent visitor, Juel didn’t actually live here until she moved to the heart of Norlina several years ago. She has always considered Norlina to be her home place and was proud to head the very successful Norlina Centennial Celebration in 2013. Her involvement with that event led to her becoming a member of the Tourism Committee where she serves primarily as the administrator of the Visit Warren County NC Facebook page.
Previously, Juel worked as a buyer at Colonial Williamsburg before opening her own craft store in Williamsburg. She has also lived in Maryland and Chapel Hill, NC before returning to Norlina. Juel also works with companion animals as a Tellington TTouch practitioner.
[/our_team_list][our_team_list title=”Kimberly Harding, Commissioner” subtitle=”Town of Warrenton” email=”firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com” phone=”252-213-3066″]Kimberly joined the committee to represent Warrenton and to help in development of bicycle trails throughout the county[/our_team_list][our_team_list title=” Lance Brauer, Manager” subtitle=”I-85 N NC Welcome Center” email=”firstname.lastname@example.org” phone=”252-456-3236″]Lance is our local liaison with NC Commerce Tourism. He and his staff promote the county’s amenities to thousands of travelers each year, and welcome local participation in the Annual National Tourism Week Open House at the Welcome Center, in early May.
[/our_team_list][our_team_list title=”Sharon Berrun, Director” subtitle=”Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe” email=”email@example.com” phone=”252-257-9195 Work”]Sharon is one of the organizers of the largest tourism event in the County, the three-day Haliwa-Saponi Pow-wow, which draws over 10,000 visitors each year. Her youth programs teach the rich cultural heritage of the Tribe and give performances throughout the year at various events.