Meet the team

If you need additional information, we are delighted to help. Browse the contact information below to find the appropriate department for your questions.

Kit Cramer

President & CEO

Clark Duncan

Senior Vice President of Economic Development
Economic Development, Leadership

Leeanne Briggs

Vice President of Member Services/Director of WomanUP
Leadership, Membership

Erin Leonard

Vice President of Communications
Communications, Leadership

Layton Hower

Vice President of Finance
Finance & Operations, Leadership

Zach Wallace

Vice President of Public Policy
Leadership, Public Policy

Amy Jackson

Senior Director of Member Engagement & Retention

Heidi Reiber

Senior Director of Research
Economic Development

Tommy Dennison

Director of Member Development

Jessica Kanupp

Member Development Specialist

April Brown

Director of Business Recruitment and Expansion
Economic Development

Jeffrey Kaplan

Director of Venture Asheville
Economic Development

Samantha Cole

Workforce Partnership Manager
Economic Development, Public Policy

Tiarra Wilkie

Workforce Partnership Specialist
Economic Development

Desiree Monstrola

Venture Asheville & Executive Operations Manager
Economic Development
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Max Olle

EDC Specialist
Economic Development

Maggie Smith

Research Analyst
Economic Development

Juliana Walker

Content Specialist

Judi Willard

Administrative Lead, Member Services

Miriam Gitlitz

Member Services Assistant

Marie-Louise H. Ramsey

Director of Visitor Services
Visitor Services

Vanna May

Building Operations Manager
Finance & Operations

Tonya Wiggins

Accounting Assistant
Finance & Operations

Roger OKelley

Information Systems Manager
Finance & Operations

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