Graham Pervier, president
Graham was named the Partnership's president in April 2007 after serving for six month's as the interim president. He is no stranger to Rockingham County, the Triad region or the public sector. He is a Rockingham County resident and retired as the Forsyth County Manager in October 2006 after serving 19 years. His career in county government has also included serving as the Assistant County Manager in Forsyth County and previously serving as County Manager in Beaufort County and Currituck County. He also worked as the Executive Director of the Lumber River Council of Governments in Lumberton and for the North Carolina Department of Local Affairs. Graham received his B.A. and Master of Planning and Urban Design from the University of Virginia. He is also certified in County Administration by the Institute of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Wade Taylor, vice president of sales & marketing
Wade joined the Partnership in October 2006. He is responsible for the planning, organization, external promotion and marketing of Rockingham County in order to attract new jobs and investment. He works directly with prospective companies, expanding existing industries, and local, regional and state-wide community allies to facilitate economic development projects in Rockingham County. Wade brings more than 14 years of combined economic development, commercial real estate and marketing experience to the Rockingham County Partnership. He has previously worked in Virginia, Florida, Arizona, Illinois and California. Wade is a native of Pasadena, California and holds a B.S. in regional development from the University of Arizona, Tucson. He is also a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.
Robin Yount, vice president of tourism
Robin has been leading Rockingham County’s tourism initiative since 1999. Since that time she has re-directed the county-wide tourism marketing effort to focus on outdoor recreation, including an emphasis on river recreation and the establishment of public river access across the county. A native of Rockingham County, Robin is responsible for implementing all the initiatives and marketing efforts of the Tourism Development Authority as well as promoting the county’s quality of life in order to attract new business and visitors.
Kerry Taylor, data coordinator
Kerry is responsible for maintaining all the databases and information related to new business recruitment and industry expansions for the Partnership. A native and life-long resident of Rockingham County, Kerry is also responsible for the production of many of the Partnership’s materials and publications. She joined the Partnership staff in 1993 and throughout her years here, Kerry has worked on hundreds of new business or expansion projects.
Jamie Rorrer, public relations & marketing consultant
Jamie grew up in Eden in Rockingham County and has worked with the Partnership since 2002. She is responsible for all the public relations and marketing activities of both the Partnership and Tourism Development Authority. She received her B.A. in Communication from Salem College.