January 4, 2017
The Harvest Foundation welcomes two new board members, Kelvin Perry and Danny Wulff, joining the Board of Directors this year.
Perry said he was “excited and honored" after being asked to serve on the Harvest Board of Directors.
“I believe Harvest is critical to the future success of the community,” Perry said. “I believe given the mission of Harvest, it is one of the key players in the community with the best position to make a great impact in transforming our area economically, and enhancing the quality of life for residents.”
While serving on the Harvest Foundation Board of Directors, Perry said he hopes to serve the community in a way that will yield a positive impact on the community long after his term has ended.
“I plan to be prudent, a good listener, advocate for small businesses, and engage in social and morally conscience initiatives that will improve Martinsville and Henry County,” Perry said.
Perry most recently served as president and chief executive of First State Bank in Danville, Virginia until 2015. He’s also served as president of Imperial Savings and Loan Association in Martinsville and assistant vice-president of First Union National Bank in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
In addition, Perry’s volunteer service includes serving as past chairman of the Danville-Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, former trustee for the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, a member of the Patient Advisory Council at Danville Regional Medical Center, and president/board member of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program in Danville.
Wulff serves as the owner/operator of Chick-fil-A of Martinsville. He said he was honored and humbled to be nominated to serve on the Harvest Foundation Board of Directors.
“From an outside perspective, I’ve seen the large impact that Harvest has had on our community economically, educationally and financially,” Wulff said. “During my board service at Harvest, I want to help protect our community’s future – Harvest should be an organization that is in existence for my grandkids, and I take that responsibility very seriously. I also want to help our community move into the future, and preserve the legacy of the foundation. I would like to walk away knowing I did my job in helping our community.”
Wulff moved to Martinsville in 2009 with his wife. He said he hopes to bring a different perspective to the Harvest Foundation Board of Directors.
“This community is our home now,” Wulff said. “Two of my children have been born here. I was actually raised by a missionary family and lived in Colombia, South America for most of my life. This gives me a different perspective on cultures. I also own a small business that has great success locally. This has provided me with experience on employment and our area’s workforce.”
Wulff has spoken to numerous professional and school groups in the area about business and leadership, received the Martinsville Police Department Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award in 2013, received the 2012 Small Business of the Year Award in Service by the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, and he also serves on the board of directors for Piedmont Arts.
“I believe our two new board members will bring a wealth of experience and new perspectives to our board,” said Dr. Paul R. Eason, chairman of the Harvest Foundation Board of Directors. “We are honored they chose to accept their nominations, and we’re looking forward to all we can accomplish for Martinsville and Henry County with their leadership in 2017.”
Perry and Wulff both reside in Martinsville with their families.
The Harvest Foundation Board of Directors is a 14-member board that includes a new slate of officers for 2017. They are Eason as chairman; David L. Stone Jr. as vice chairman; Monica T. Monday Esq. as secretary; and William L. "Bill" Kirby IV as treasurer. Other members include W. Christopher Beeler, Jr., Virginia Walker Hamlet, Cynthia Ingram, Rev. Jane B. Johnson, Dr. Gene Madonia, Dr. Jim Muehleck, E. Larry Ryder, and Dr. Paulette Simington.
To find out more information about the foundation and its’ board of directors, visit http://www.theharvestfoundation.org/info/board-of-directors.cfm.
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