E.C. Sykes, founder of Aslan Ventures, a private equity real estate investment company in Raleigh, and Frank Williams, owner of Pioneer Strategies, a public relations firm in Leland, have been named to NFIB’s state Leadership Council.
The 17-member Leadership Council is an advisory board that assists the association in developing strategies to support small businesses throughout the state. Leadership Council members are nominated either by NFIB’s state director or current board members and elected by the council.
“We’re pleased that E.C. and Frank have agreed to serve on the Leadership Council,” NFIB State Director Gregg Thompson said. “They are deeply committed to creating and maintaining an environment where small businesses can grow and create jobs.”
Thompson also announced that Cindy Schulz of Schulz Iron Works in Raleigh has been elected chairwoman of the Leadership Council, while Jeff Hastings, owner of Burke Brothers Hardware in Raleigh, was elected vice-chairman. Ron Joyce, owner of Joyce Farms in Winston-Salem, and Johnny Bass, owner of Bass Business Solutions in Elm City, will co-chair the NFIB North Carolina PAC.