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Staff 

Please Note:
Due to damage caused by last week’s fire, individual phone lines are not operational. While we work to remedy the situation, you may contact staff via email, which is fully operational. Also, we expect main phone lines – 919-715-4000 and 1-800-228-0986 – to soon be functional and directed to staff members monitoring these lines. Thank you for your patience during this time.

Office of the Executive Director

Paul Meyer, Executive Director
Directs overall strategy and organizational activities, to enhance the League's ability to effectively serve as the governance partner for all NC cities and towns through the provision of superior advocacy, risk management, technical, and educational services.
Phone: 919-715-3930
Fax: 919-301-1070
Mobile: 919-413-2901

Jennifer Webb, Executive Liaison
Serves as the League's staff liaison to its 35-member Board of Directors and provides administrative support for the Executive Director and entire organization.
Phone: 919-715-1726
Fax: 919-301-1019

Business and Membership Development Services

Jennifer Cohen, Director of Business and Membership Development Services
Oversees and manages existing member services and develops new partnerships and opportunities to enhance the League's services to its members.
Phone: 919-715-7895

Athena Banks, Event and Conference Planner
Coordinates and plans meetings and events for the League and affiliate groups, for example Town Hall Days and Annual Conferences.
Phone: 919-715-2908
Fax: 919-715-9552

Diane Godwin, Event and Conference Planner
Coordinates and plans meetings and events for the League and affiliate groups, for example Town Hall Days and Annual Conferences.
Phone: 919-733-2635
Fax: 919-715-9781

Rob Shepherd, Assistant Director of Business and Membership Development Services
Serves as a liaison between the League, its members and external entities to develop and expand the League's member services.
Phone: 919-715-9767
Fax: 919-301-1108

Finance

Dave Welker, Director of Finance
Oversees the League's Finance Department to ensure the financial strength of the League and its three insurance pools.
Phone: 919-715-8719
Fax: 919-301-1104

Joe Corey, Senior Accountant
Provides financial accounting for each insurance pool, including preparation of financial statements for each program and preparation of financial reports.
Phone: 919-733-3302
Fax: 919-301-1006

Danise Hobson, Accounting Supervisor
Provides day-to-day management of the League's and its affiliate groups' accounting functions, including payroll and accounts receivable.
Phone: 919-715-2916
Fax: 919-301-1049

Wanda Veasey, Financial Assistant
Provides administrative support for the Finance Department and other League functions.
Phone: 919-715-2218
Fax: 919-301-1020

Patricia Wagner, Controller
Provides day-to-day management of accounting functions for the League’s insurance pools. This includes oversight for preparation of financial statements, general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, and procedure development and cost analysis studies.
Phone: 919-715-3939
Fax: 919-301-1078

Human Resources

Michael Naylor, Director of Human Resources and Operations
Manages all of the League’s Human Resources functions, facility maintenance, capital improvements, and operation function contracts and vendors.
Phone: 919-715-3915
Fax: 919-301-1059

Shelia Morton, Human Resources Generalist
Provides assistance in day-to-day operations that include payroll, employee benefits, recruiting, coordinating employee orientation, workers’ compensation, and employee leave, as well as acts as a liaison to the Employee Assitance Program.
Phone: 919-715-6655
Fax: 919-301-1094

Information Technology

Sunil Rajan, Director of Information Technology
Manages the IT Department and oversees the League's information technology services, systems, and contracts to promote efficiencies and innovation internally and for our members.
Phone: 919-715-2915
Fax: 919-301-1048

Jody Hartley, Network Administrator
Coordinates the day-to-day administration of the League's VOIP/telephony system, troubleshooting of employee network and desktop problems, and deployment of hardware for League employees.
Phone: 919-715-3922
Fax: 919-301-1022

Stacey Hypes, Database Administrator
Oversees the League's membership database (CRM) for accuracy and integrety, including the insurance tracking and loss ; supports staff requests and queries related to CRM and its email integration; and provides direct support for CognitoForms and website logins.
Phone: 919-715-2235
Fax: 919-301-1025

Travis Oxendine, Systems Administrator
Provides technical support to League members related to insurance applications, online forms, dashboards, authentication, and mobile apps.
Phone: 919-715-3919
Fax: 919-301-1061

Legal

Kim Hibbard, General Counsel
Serves as chief counsel for the League and oversees all of the Legal Division's efforts to assist member cities and towns.
Phone: 919-715-3936
Fax: 919-301-1076

Kay Emanuel, Staff Associate
Provides administration support for the League's Legal Department and affiliate members.
Phone: 919-715-3935
Fax: 919-301-1075

John Phelps, Associate General Counsel
Provides legal assistance to League members, including responding to legal inquiries, performing research, and drafting legal memoranda, model ordinances and charter revisions, among other tasks.
Phone: 919-715-3920
Fax: 919-301-1062

Gregg Schwitzgebel, Associate General Counsel
Provides a variety of legal assistance to the League's members, including responding to legal inquiries, performing research, and drafting legal memoranda, model ordinances and charter revisions, as well as drafts amicus briefs on behalf of the League in cases of statewide municipal interest.
Phone: 919-715-3937
Fax: 919-301-1077

Public and Government Affairs

Rose Williams, Associate Executive Director of Public and Government Affairs
Oversees and manages the development and execution of the League's legislative affairs, advocacy strategies, and communication campaigns and outreach, as well as serves a member of the senior leadership team.
Phone: 919-715-2911
Fax: 919-301-1044
Mobile: 919-922-0386

William Brooks, Grassroots Initiative and Civic Engagement Associate
Works directly with the League's member cities and towns to facilitate partnerships and relationships between municipal officials with legislators, their staff, and other policymakers.
Phone: 919-715-8154
Fax: 919-301-1103

Ben Brown, Advocacy Communications Associate
Coordinates the League's communication efforts related to advocacy and political issues, including multimedia projects (Municipal Equation podcast, etc.) and serves as a point of contact for media inquiries.
Phone: 919-715-2913
Fax: 919-301-1046
Mobile: 910-508-3552

Sarah Collins, Legislative and Regulatory Counsel
Provides legal counsel, interpretation and lobbying and regulatory advocacy associated with legislation and regulatory proposals that impacts the League and its members.
Phone: 919-715-2919
Fax: 919-301-1051
Mobile: 919-368-1269

Kristin Milam, Creative Services Associate
Coordinates the League's marketing efforts, including communication strategies and graphic design related to events, insurance programs, member services, presentations, web and print materials, and more.
Phone: 919-715-3929

Vickie Miller, Grassroots Coordinator
Works directly with the League's member cities and towns to facilitate partnerships and relationships between municipal officials with legislators, their staff and other policymakers.
Phone: 919-715-8835
Fax: 919-301-1066
Mobile: 919-638-8777

Scott Mooneyham, Director of Public Affairs
Manages the League's Communication staff and oversees all external communication, advertising and marketing efforts.
Phone: 919-715-9768
Fax: 919-301-1109
Mobile: 910-988-8153

Christopher Nida, Director of Research and Policy Analysis
Develops and executes strategies and communications related to state government affairs and the League's advocacy priorities, as well as reviews legislative and policy initiatives for their impact on municipalities.
Phone: 919-715-3945
Fax: 919-301-1082
Mobile: 919-609-8671

Karen Waddell, Public and Government Affairs Coordinator
Provides support for the Public and Government Affairs team, including working as a liaison to League members and NC General Assembly members and staff for the coordination of events programming.
Phone: 919-715-0950
Fax: 919-301-1012

Erin Wynia, Legislative Counsel
Provides legal counsel, interpretation and lobbying efforts associated with legislation that impacts the League and its members.
Phone: 919-715-4126
Fax: 919-301-1089
Mobile: 919-961-6108

Risk Management Services

Ken Canning, Associate Executive Director of Risk Management Services
Oversees the general administration and operation of the League's three insurance risk pools, the Health Benefits Trust, Property and Liability Trust, and Workers' Compensation Trust.
Phone: 919-715-2900
Fax: 919-301-1036

Kristy Barefoot, Executive Assistant
Provides administrative assistance to the Associate Executive Director of Risk Management Services and RMS Board of Trustees.
Phone: 919-715-2904
Fax: 919-301-1038

Claims

Steve Lee, Director of Claims
Oversees claims handling and litigation management of the League's Property and Casualty and Workers' Compensation, as well as handles members' general risk management concerns.
Phone: 919-733-3106
Fax: 919-301-1004

Kathy Battle, Claims Assistant I
Provides administrative support for the League, including assistance taking claims over the phone for Property and Liability and Workers' Compensation products.
Phone: 919-715-6657
Fax: 919-301-1095

Michael Bryant, Property and Liability Field Adjuster
Investigates and evaluates Property and Liability claims, negotiates settlements, and directs litigation for League members with Property and Liability coverage and third party administrators.
Phone: 919-715-0490
Fax: 919-301-1010

Annette Charping, Manager of Workers' Compensation Medical
Assists League members and third party administrators with workers' compensation medical claims, concerns and questions.
Phone: 919-715-0407
Fax: 919-301-1009

Mary Correia, Claims Administrative Supervisor
Provides a wide variety of administrative support and services to the League's Risk Management staff.
Phone: 919-715-2301
Fax: 919-301-1027

Lynn Culbreth, Workers' Compensation Medical Adjuster
Assists League members and third party administrators with workers' compensation medical claims, concerns and questions.
Phone: 919-715-8730
Fax: 919-301-1083

Andy Dempsey, Property & Liability Field Adjuster
Investigates and evaluates Property and Liability claims, negotiates settlements, and directs litigation for League members with Property and Liability coverage and third party administrators.
Phone: 919-715-2556
Fax: 919-301-1029

Terri Dowd, Claims Assistant III
Handles inputting of Property and Liability insurance claims and workers' compensation, as well as provides administrative support as needed.
Phone: 919-715-1696
Fax: 919-301-1084

Audrey Downing, Property and Liability Claims Adjuster
Investigates and evaluates Property and Liability claims, negotiates settlements, and directs litigation for League members with Property and Liability coverage and third party administrators.
Phone: 919-715-6653
Fax: 919-301-1093

Jane Hardy, Workers' Compensation Lost Time Adjuster
Coordinates claims that involve lost wages and/or litigation, attends hearings and mediations, coordinates member trainings, and responds to inquiries related to the League's Workers' Compensation Trust.
Phone: 919-733-2634
Fax: 919-301-1002

Tisha Harrison, Claims Assistant I
Handles inputting of Property and Liability insurance claims and workers' compensation, as well as provides administrative support as needed.
Phone: 919-715-4328
Fax: 919-301-1092

Charles Hines, Property and Liability Field Adjuster
Investigates and evaluates Property and Liability claims, negotiates settlements, and directs litigation for League members with Property and Liability coverage and third party administrators.
Phone: 919-715-8731
Fax: 919-301-1113

Brittney Hunter, Workers' Compensation Medical Adjuster
Assists League members and third party administrators with workers' compensation medical claims, concerns and questions.
Phone: 919-715-3947
Fax: 919-301-1024

Ashley Knotts, Claims Assistant I
Assists League members with filing Property and Liability and Workers' Compensation claims over the phone, and assists League members and employees as needed.
Phone: 919-733-3015
Fax: 919-301-1003

Joel Livengood, Property & Liability Field Adjuster
Investigates and evaluates Property and Liability claims, negotiates settlements, and directs litigation for League members with Property and Liability coverage and third party administrators.
Phone: 919-715-2298
Fax: 919-301-1026

Joshua Lunsford, Workers' Compensation Medical Adjuster
Assists League members and third party administrators with workers' compensation medical claims, concerns and questions.
Phone: 919-715-2403
Fax: 919-301-1028

Chris MacKay, Property and Liability Claims Adjuster
Investigates and evaluates Property and Liability claims, negotiates settlements, and directs litigation for League members with Property and Liability coverage and third party administrators.
Phone: 919-715-1220
Fax: 919-301-1014

Charlotte Martin, Property and Liability Claims Adjuster
Investigates and evaluates Property and Liability claims, negotiates settlements, and directs litigation for League members with Property and Liability coverage and third party administrators.
Phone: 919-715-0743
Fax: 919-301-1011

Frank Miller, Property and Liability Field Adjuster
Investigates and evaluates Property and Liability claims, negotiates settlements, and directs litigation for League members with Property and Liability coverage and third party administrators.
Phone: 919-715-0353
Fax: 919-301-1008

Amy Neisen, Senior Workers' Compensation Lost Time Adjuster
Coordinates claims, attends hearings and mediations, coordinates member and adjuster trainings, and responds to inquiries related to the League's Workers' Compensation Trust.
Phone: 919-715-8965
Fax: 919-301-1105

Helen Richardson, Claims Assistant II
Handles inputting of Property and Liability insurance claims and workers' compensation, as well as provides administrative support as needed.
Phone: 919-715-4319
Fax: 919-301-1090

Cyndi Smith, Manager of Workers' Compensation Lost Time Claims
Assists League members and third party administrators with workers' compensation inquires and manages the lost time claims adjusters and vendors.
Phone: 919-715-8997
Fax: 919-301-1106

Sharon Tart, Workers' Compensation Lost Time Adjuster
Handles workers' compensation claims that involve lost wages and/or litigation and assists League members and third party administrators with workers' compensation inquires.
Phone: 919-715-2717
Fax: 919-301-1033

Ruth Thompson, Workers' Compensation Lost Time Adjuster
Handles workers' compensation claims that involve lost wages and/or litigation and assists League members and third party administrators with workers' compensation inquires.
Phone: 919-715-2557
Fax: 919-301-1030

William Wilson, Manager of Property and Liability Claims
Manages the League's Property and Liability insurance claims workflow.
Phone: 919-715-2909
Fax: 919-301-1042

Field Services

Bryan Leaird, Director of Field Services
Manages the League's Field Services and Member Services staff and programming, including risk management consulting, training and insurance applications.
Phone: (919) 715-2905
Fax: (919) 301-1039

Tom Anderson, Public Saftey Risk Management Consultant
Provides risk management consultation for the League's members related to public safety (police and fire), and serves as a resource for member police departments who request assistance with training, policies, procedures, and resik review.
Phone: 704-517-8496

Angela Greene, Member Services Field Consultant
Serves as a liaison between the League and its members in the western part of the state who have general and/or insurance coverage questions, as well as represents the League in marketing outreach efforts, retention and new business related to available insurance products.
Phone: 919-715-1249
Fax: 919-301-1017

Lisa Kinsey, Member Services Field Consultant
Serves as a liaison between the League and its members in the eastern part of the state who have general and/or insurance coverage questions, as well as represents the League in marketing outreach efforts, retention and new business related to available insurance products.
Phone: 919-715-2222
Fax: 919-301-1021

Paul Miller, Risk Management Field Consultant
Serves as a resource for risk management, safety, and loss control services for the League's members in the eastern part of the state.
Phone: 919-715-2223
Fax: 919-301-1023

Amy Whisnant, Risk Management Field Consultant
Serves as a field consultant for members in Western North Carolina who have questions and need assistance related to Risk Management and Property and Liability coverages.
Phone: 919-715-2921
Fax: 919-301-1052

Hartwell Wright, Human Resources Consultant
Assists the League's member cities and towns with town manager employment searches, and provides human resources and employment liability counseling to members.
Phone: 919-715-0352
Fax: 919-301-1007

Health Benefits Trust

Julie Hall, Director of Health Programs
Manages the League's Health Benefits Trust, the health insurance program that includes medical, pharmacy, vision, dental, life and short-term disability benefits.
Phone: 919-715-9782
Fax: 919-301-1111

Lisa Ervin, Wellness and Health Benefits Administrator
Coordinates the League's member outreach related to the Health Benefits Trust, including customer support for HBT, employee-benefit meetings, the wellness and EAP grants, and claims support for life and short-term disability insurance products.
Phone: 919-715-7973
Fax: 919-301-1099

Underwriting

Mark Rockett, Director of Property and Casualty Underwriting
Oversees and manages the League's Property and Liability and Workers' Compensation insurance operations and serves as the underwriting contact for reinsurers and actuaries.
Phone: 919-715-2910
Fax: 919-301-1043

Patrice Adams, Property and Casualty Underwriter
Processes the League's Property and Liability insurance renewals, changes and certificates, as well as assists members with related questions.
Phone: 919-715-9549
Fax: 919-301-1157

Gary Burkhardt, Workers Compensation Auditor/Underwriter
Processes Workers' Compensation insurance renewals, audits and certificates.
Phone: 919-715-2914
Fax: 919-301-1047

Ariele D'Angelo, Property and Casualty Underwriter
Processes the League's Property and Liability insurance renewals, changes and certificates, as well as assists members with related questions.
Phone: 919-715-8151
Fax: 919-301-1101

Steven Hulme, Workers Compensation Auditor/Underwriter
Processes Workers' Compensation insurance renewals, audits and certificates.
Phone: 919-715-3923
Fax: (919) 301-1064

Michael Young, Senior Underwriter
Oversees and processes Property & Liability insurance renewals, changes and certificates, and serves as a resource for members who have insurance and risk management questions.
Phone: 919-715-3933
Fax: 919-301-1057