Wetherington named to development board

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Wilson native Ryan Wetherington will serve a three-year term on the North Carolina Economic Development Association board of directors.

The NCEDA describes itself as the state’s leading membership organization for economic development practitioners and their public and private partners and allies. Its members elected Wetherington by unanimous vote at their annual meeting in Wrightsville Beach last month.

Wetherington is vice president of corporate services at the Allen Tate Companies, where he provides relocation assistance to clients in the manufacturing, office, professional sports, commercial real estate, information technology and other industries. Prior to joining Allen Tate, he spent two years as director of marketing, public relations and research at the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. in South Carolina and held positions at the Charlotte Regional Partnership, the city of Wilmington and the Cape Fear Council of Governments.

Wetherington is a 2009 graduate of Campbell University, where he studied government and history. He earned his master’s degree in public administration from UNC Wilmington. An Eagle Scout, Wetherington lives in Charlotte with his wife, Keri, and their two children.

“Ryan brings technical expertise, energy and vision to NCEDA’s leadership ranks, and we’re excited that he has answered the call to serve” said Steve Yost, NCEDA’s immediate past president.

Wetherington, a graduate of Hunt High School, is the son of Mac and Joyce Wetherington of Wilson.