Contact Us

Our office hours are from
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST

Natalie Hawkins, Executive Director


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

Toll Free 1-800-461-3755
 (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?

2020-2021 Board of Directors

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

Michael Barbera
2021 Chairman, Moore County Chamber of Commerce
Southern Pines

Holly Bell
Owner/Broker, Bell Manley Properties
Southern Pines

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

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

Brian Clodfelter
CEO, Rhetson Companies, Inc.
West End

Chip Cromartie
CEO, Penick Village
Southern Pines

Dr. John Dempsey
President, Sandhills Community College

Robbie Farrell
Mayor, Town of Aberdeen

Mickey Foster
CEO, FirstHealth of the Carolinas

Louis Gregory
Commissioner, County of Moore Board of Commissioners

Dr. Bob Grimesey
Superintendent, Moore County Schools

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

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

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

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

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

Frank Quis
Chairman, County of Moore Board of Commissioners

Neil Robinette
CEO, C.F. Smith Property Group

Sandy Stewart
2021 President, Mid Carolina Regional Association of Realtors
Southern Pines

John Strickland
Mayor, Village of Pinehurst

John Taws
President, Fletcher Industries Inc.
Southern Pines

Wayne Vest
County Manager, County of Moore

Gary VonCannon
Market President, BB&T

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

LeAnn Wilson Hardy
Principal, Wilson McGuire Creative

David Woronoff
Publisher, The Pilot
Southern Pines