Terms Ends 2021
Born and raised in Wilmington NC. He provides solutions to IT problems. He has been in the industry for 10 years. From working with government agent security teams to IT support at NHRMC, he’s seen a lot. He’s recently changed gears from being an IT technician to consultant.
“’You’re only one book away’ is the motto I live by.” – Rocco Campagna
Susan Cruse, President
Susan has a 29-year career in banking and has resided in Brunswick County with her husband since 2000. Originally from Tarboro, she began her career working for Peoples Bank & Trust and joined Select Bank & Trust in 2015. She has degrees in Business Administration, Accounting, and Business Management & Organization Development. She enjoys watching and helping both individuals and business succeed in their financial goals.
Farm Bureau Insurance
Ryan Huffman is a native North Carolinian who received his Bachelor degree from East Carolina University and his Master if Arts in Teaching degree from UNC Wilmington. After graduating, Ryan spent nearly a decade working for Brunswick County Schools as a teacher, coach, and member of the administrative team. Ryan is currently a successful agent with Farm Bureau Insurance in Leland where he was named a 2015 Top-Ten Rookie Agent, and has been multi-year Farm Bureau All-Star recipient for the company. He remains involved with the school system and is the Booster Club President at North Brunswick High School. Ryan met his wife Julia while both were at UNC Wilmington, and they have a two-year-old daughter and six-year-old black lab mix.
Director of Small Business Center
Brunswick Community College
April has 18 years' experience in business development, non-profits, and leadership. One of her many favorite quotes is "Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you," Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO.
Terms Ends 2022
Atlantic Coast Law
Nick Leger is an attorney who practices in the areas of estate planning, family law, and civil litigation. He loves outdoor cooking, Lord of the Rings, and rugby. When he isn’t solving problems for his clients, you can find Nick outside with his wife Allister and son Sully.
Mackenzie Loveall, Assistant Secretary
Senior Account Manager
Emily W. Miller, Treasurer
Business Solutions Consultant
Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation (ATMC)
Emily is a 22 year veteran in the Business to Business Telecommunications Industry. She LOVE meeting new Business Owners and learning about how they started and want to grow. She attended East Carolina University where she Majored in Communications and Public Relations and is a proud native Eastern North Carolinian raised on a Tobacco and Hog Farm.
Her husband Charlie and she relocated to Brunswick County full time in 2015 from Raleigh. They have 5 children, enjoy boating, camping and playing with their 5 wonderful Grandchildren.
Sam Puschaver, Vice President
Supervisor, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC)
Sam’s diverse background in GIS includes 5 years in the US Marine Corps, and 12 years at BEMC. He very much enjoys living in the Leland area, loves seeing all the new businesses and development coming to the area, and cares very much about seeing local businesses be successful both now and in the future. His education background includes attending the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence College at Ft. Belvoir, VA (now the NGA Campus East), and an online degree in Geographic Information Systems from American Sentinel University.
He and his wife, Shannon, moved to the Leland area in 2009, and are raising their 3 children. They enjoy going to the local beaches, eating local seafood, and volunteering in the local community.
Dr. Marcus Woodburn
Owner and Operator
Greatest Potential Chiropractic
Dr. Marcus is a native of the port city area. He and his wife Christy own and operate Greatest Potential Chiropractic here in Leland, located in the Harris Teeter Shopping plaza in Waterford. Dr. Marcus attended Liberty University for his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training. It was here that he found his calling in Chiropractic. After Graduating from Liberty University, he then went on to attend Sherman College of Chiropractic to obtain his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. Upon graduating, Dr. Marcus knew that he wanted to come back to the place he has always called home to help shift the mindset of the community to a healthier lifestyle.