Roanoke River Partners, Inc. names new Executive Director - WNCT

Roanoke River Partners, Inc. names new Executive Director

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Roanoke River Partners, Inc. (RRP) announced Carol Jones Shields, of Scotland Neck, as the organization's new Executive Director according to a press release.  

Originally from Pitt County, Shields brings over 30 years of community development experience throughout Eastern North Carolina to this new position.  In addition to her broad base of applied regional experience, Shields holds both her undergraduate and master's degrees from East Carolina University as well as a degree from Pitt Community College.

Shields and her husband, Jimmy, live on a family farm surrounded by the lush natural environment that the Roanoke River fosters, just outside of Scotland Neck.  She has one daughter, Brandy Shields Martin, and three outdoor-loving grandchildren—Coby, Carter and Cloei Martin. 

According to the release one of the first priorities for Shields as she begins her new position will be making contact with: elected officials; professionals and entrepreneurs working in the many aspects of rural development and regional tourism; local business owners; and all stakeholders interested in supporting this innovative economic development initiative.  Developing collaborative partnerships to market the Roanoke River Region will be one of her most important goals.  Excited about her new role, Shields welcomes your interest and support to positively impact the Roanoke River Region.  She can be contacted at director@roanokeriverpartners.org or by calling (252) 798-3920.

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