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Our office hours are from
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST

Natalie Hawkins, President


Melanie Thompson, Office Manager
Email Melanie:

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 5885
Pinehurst, NC  28374-5885

Physical Address:
15 Chinquapin Road, 2nd Floor
Pinehurst, NC 28374

Phone: (910) 246-0311
Email for general inquiries:

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About Us

Moore County Partners in Progress

… is the economic development organization serving all of Moore County, North Carolina.  We are a non-profit, public/private entity with a 501(c)(3) tax status.

Our mission is to add wealth to the community by attracting investment to expand the tax base and increase jobs, wages and personal income — all directed toward maintaining and improving the quality of life for our citizens. 

Economic Development is a community effort, and we are pleased to work with our Board of Directors, our Partner Members, community and business leaders, as well as the residents of Moore County, to bring economic prosperity to our area.

How can Partners in Progress help you?

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Casey Barbera
Managing Broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Pinehurst Realty Group
Southern Pines

Holly Bell
Owner/Broker, Bell Manley Properties
Southern Pines

Hugh Bingham
Executive Vice President & Regional Executive, First Bank
Southern Pines

Tom Boals
2023 Chair, Moore County Chamber of Commerce
Southern Pines

Scott Brewton
Vice President, St. Joseph of the Pines
Southern Pines

Pat Corso
Honorary Board Member

Chip Cromartie
CEO, Penick Village
Southern Pines

Robbie Farrell
Mayor, Town of Aberdeen

Mickey Foster
CEO, FirstHealth of the Carolinas

Carol Haney
Mayor, Town of Southern Pines

Tom Holderfield
Partner, Pinehurst Auto Group
Southern Pines

Lin Hutaff, PIP Treasurer
Owner/Broker, Lin Hutaff’s Pinehurst Realty Group

Brenda Jackson
Interim President, Sandhills Community College

Adam Kiker
Principal/P.E., LKC Engineering, PLLC

Bob Koontz
Principal, Koontz Jones Design
Southern Pines

Marcus Larose
Owner/Broker, Sandhills Rentals LLC
Southern Pines

George Little, PIP Vice Chairman
Owner, George W. Little & Associates
Southern Pines

Dr. Tim Locklair
Superintendent, Moore County Schools

Matt Massei
Executive Vice President, Pinehurst LLC

John May, PIP Chairman
Partner, Robbins May & Rich LLP

David McNeill
District Manager, Duke Energy

Kelly Miller
President & CEO, Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, Inc.
Southern Pines

Micah Niebauer
Southern Pines Brewing Company
Southern Pines

Jim O’Malley
Principal, O’Malley Development, LLC

Janet Parris
Assistant County Manager, County of Moore

Linda Parsons
President & CEO, Moore County Chamber of Commerce
Southern Pines

Josh Peyton
President & CEO, Veteran Golfers Association

Neil Robinette
CEO, C.F. Smith Property Group

John Strickland
Mayor, Village of Pinehurst

John Taws
President, Fletcher Industries Inc.
Southern Pines

Gary VonCannon
Market President, Truist

Phil Werz
President & CEO, Pinehurst Southern Pines Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Susan Williams
2023 President, Mid Carolina Regional Association of Realtors
Southern Pines

LeAnn Wilson Hardy
Principal, Wilson McGuire Creative

David Woronoff
Publisher, The Pilot
Southern Pines