Our Team

Warren County Tourism Committee

Economic Development Commission Staff

Ken Bowman, Director
Peggy Richardson, Economic Development Coordinator

[our_team_list title=”Kenneth Bowman, Director” subtitle=”Economic Development Commission of Warren County” email=”kenbowman@warrencountync.gov” phone=”(252) 257-3114 Work” image=”11211″]Kenneth bowman, Economic Development Commission Director, 31 year veteran of the armed forces, served as Economic Development Commission Director of Pittsylvania County until March 2013. He also once served on the York County Board of Supervisors. Director Bowman distinguished himself as a U.S. Army officer holding several positions, the most notable of which was, senior military analyst at Fort Monroe in Hampton. [/our_team_list][our_team_list title=”Peggy Richardson, Economic Development Coordinator” subtitle=”Economic Development Commission of Warren County” email=”peggyrichardson@warrencountync.gov” phone=”(252) 257-2647 Work”][/our_team_list][our_team_list title=”Christina Wells, Director” subtitle=”Lake Gaston Chamber of Commerce” email=”director@lakegastonchamber.com” phone=”(252) 586-5711 Work”]Christina represents the 5-county Lake Gaston region and brings a wealth of marketing experience and knowledge of our region from her work with Halifax County Tourism and the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce. [/our_team_list][our_team_list title=”Charla Duncan, Director” subtitle=”Chamber of Commerce of Warren County” email=”ChamberofCommerceofWarrenNC@gmail.com” phone=”252-257-2657 Work”]Charla brings a deep appreciation of Warren County’s natural beauty and a youthful perspective to our efforts, along with excellent business, organizational and technology skills. Charla is also very active in local foods promotion.[/our_team_list][our_team_list title=”Angelena Dunlap, Clerk” subtitle=”Board of Commissioners” email=”angelenadunlap@warrencountync.gov” phone=”252-257-3115″]Beyond her work for the County Board of Commissioners, Angelena’s experience as a travel agent is an asset as we work to organize tours in various areas of interest. She “has never met a stranger” and shares her knowledge of Warren County attractions freely with visitors.

[/our_team_list][our_team_list title=”Kathleen Derring and Bob Shingler ” subtitle=”Warrenton Revitalization Committee ” email=”kderring@centurylink.net” 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=”debbieformyduval@warrencountync.gov” 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=”jereking@ncol.net” 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=”realjuel@mac.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=”k.harding@warrentonnc.gov, kharding@centurylink.net” 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=”lance.brauer@visitnc.com” 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=”sberrun@haliwa-saponi.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.