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Board Directors 

Our team consists of dedicated innovators who will promote YOUR business and growth. 


Lisa Newsome- Secretary

Lisa Newsome has frequented and worked in Murfreesboro all of her life!  As a graduate of Chowan University and UNC-Chapel Hill, she is a career marketing professional with over 35 years of experience working in Hertford County.  She is proud and eager to serve on the Chamber board and does all she can to promote Murfreesboro for economic development in the future!

Brooke Reich

​Brooke Reich is a storyteller and strategist who serves Chowan University as Senior Development Director and Director of University Relations and Communications. "As a transplant from Texas, I've found Murfreesboro to be incredibly warm and welcoming," she says. "It's a great place to get involved and raise a family - a true community!"

Brunet Parker- Vice President

Brunet V. Parker is presently Hertford County Public Schools Public Information Officer under the general direction of the Superintendent where she facilitates a variety of public information and community relations activities, events, projects, internal and external communication. She was a middle school Business Education teacher and chartered the first Future Business Leader of America Organization at the middle school. Her motto is, “the greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”

Carolyn Brown

Rita Harrison

A hometown girl, who has two sons and one grandson. She started her working career in 1968 right here in Murfreesboro. The town represents Rita through its heritage and strong sense of community, here she believes everyone is family.

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Daryl Williams- Executive Director

Daryl is a resident of Northampton County, where he resides with his wife Kandy.   They have two daughters.  He recently retired after 30 years with the State of North Carolina. Daryl strives to promote the positive changes and growth he wants to see in the community. As Director, Daryl values the personal relationships created with business owners as well as members.

Matthew Howell- President

Matthew was born and raised in the area of Murfreesboro, North Carolina. He has been the Branch Manager of Murfreesboro for over three years and counting.  He loves the spirit of family and community that the citizens of Murfreesboro possess.

Sara Crowder

Sara is a local Financial Advisor who works with a select group of families, business owners and other individuals to help insure they're on track to meet their specific needs in retirement, and financial goals.  She loves working in beautiful, historic Murfreesboro because she shares the same values as many of her clients, we believe in our families, friendships and showing kindness to others.

Avis Murphy- Hertford County Department of Social Services

Avis is a Social Worker Supervisor with the Hertford County Department of Social Services.  She was raised in Como and graduated from what was Murfreesboro High School with her first job being at Wise’s IGA which was in town.  She welcomes the opportunity to serve the chamber.

Debbie Edwards- Treasurer

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