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Novant names new board members at Rowan Medical Center

Staff report

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center has named its two new board members, both of which are from opposite ends of the county.

Landis Attorney Rick Locklear and East Spencer Mayor Barbara Mallet on Tuesday were both officially announced to the Novant Health Rowan Medical Center’s Board of Directors. Novant Health also announced a new chairperson of its board.

Locklear is a Rowan County native. He received an undergraduate degree from Catawba College, a Master’s degree  in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a law degree from Wake Forest University. In 2014, Locklear unsuccessfully ran for a spot on the Rowan County Board of Commissioners.

Mallet is the current mayor of East Spencer. She has an associate degree from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Shaw University.

With the new additions, Novant, in a news release, announced Luke Fisher as its new chairman. Fisher is president of Carrol Fisher Construction Company and Fisher Realty, a position he’s held for more than 25 years.

Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246

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