Chamber names new officers, directors

  • Posted: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 2:01 a.m.

Mark Seifel of Schneider Electric and Dari Caldwell of Novant Health Rowan Medical Center have been named chair of the board and chair-elect, respectively, for the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce.

“The Chamber is honored to have such wonderful business volunteers in our leadership succession,” said 2013 chair Cindy Hart.

Seifel will take over the top post on January 1. Caldwell will serve as chair in 2015.

Other members of next year’s executive committee include: Ted Goins, Lutheran Services Carolinas; Cindy Hart, Great American Publishing Co.; Starling Johnson; Jeanie Moore, RCCC; Brent Parks, CPA, treasurer; and Elaine Spalding, president.

New Board members are: Ron Brooks, Salisbury Post; Kaye Green, VA Hospital; Lynda Lefler, Belk; Clay Maready, Built Green; Dr. Lynn Moody, Rowan-Salisbury Schools; Michelle Patterson, Patterson Farms; Tony Shaw, BB&T; Janet Spriggs, RCCC; and Nancy Wyrick, F&M Bank.

Continuing Board members are: Bo Hawkins, Chick-fil-A; Doug Holmes, Holmes Iron & Metal; Jayne Helms, ReMax; Kathy Ingold, Carolina Stamping Co.; Stephen Kidd, Ameriprise Financial Services; Alan King, Creative Teaching Aids; Tim Norris, Healthcare Management Consultants; Ed Snow, AXA Advisors; Brad Walser, Walser Technology Group; and Tyler Weant, Elium Exterminating Co.

Ex-officio Board members and Community Partners are: Mark Lewis, Downtown Salisbury, Inc.; James Meacham, Rowan-Salisbury Tourism; Gary Page, Rowan County; Doug Paris, City of Salisbury; and Robert Van Geons, RowanWORKS.

The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit private business organization with over 800 member firms.

Member benefits include business advocacy, community development and networking programs. For more information on the chamber, call 704-633-4221, email or visit

Notice about comments: is pleased to offer readers the ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Full terms and conditions can be read here.

Do not post the following:

  • Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
  • Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
  • Personal attacks, insults or threats.
  • The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
  • Comments unrelated to the story.