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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
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
Mobile: 919-609-0181

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
Mobile: 919-815-0603

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
Mobile: 919-805-8174

Angela Greene, Business & Membership Development Services 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
Mobile: 919-812-9644

Lisa Kinsey, Business & Membership Development Services 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
Mobile: 919-749-2233

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
Mobile: 336-456-7151

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
Mobile: 919-210-6140

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

Niki Grandison, Senior Accountant
Oversees payroll processing, provides financial services to League affiliate organizations, and oversees general fund reconciliation and reporting.
Phone: 919-715-3924

Brandie Green, Cost Accountant
Works in the League’s Finance Department coordinating revenue and expense analysis, affiliate members’ finances, and other financial tasks.
Phone: 919-715-9769

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

Elizabeth Pattison, Accounting Associate
Handles Accounts Receivable for both the League and Pools, prepares affiliates' accounting and financial statements, and updates the Leagues member database including the Debt Set-off program.
Phone: 919-715-2218

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

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
Mobile: 919-564-6590

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

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
Mobile: 646-300-1199

Jody Hartley, Network Administrator
Manages and maintains the League’s on-site network, server, VoIP phone and PC infrastructure as well as desktop and application support.
Phone: 919-715-3922
Mobile: 919-539-7110

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 members' only website access.
Phone: 919-715-2235

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

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
Mobile: 919-931-9784

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

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

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

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
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
Mobile: 919-698-6442

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
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
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
Mobile: 865-207-5725

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
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
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
Mobile: 919-609-8671

Ashly Tyson, Communications Associate
Supports the League’s overall communications efforts, including writing and development of website updates, social media, marketing materials and presentations, and Southern City magazine.

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

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
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
Mobile: 802-373-1806

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
Mobile: 919-218-1976

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
Mobile: 828-381-0621

Annette Charping, Manager of Workers' Compensation Medical Claims
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, Field Claims Specialist
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
Mobile: 919-819-1433

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
Mobile: 704-430-7864

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
Mobile: 919-999-8351

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
Mobile: 919-218-9562

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 Risk Control 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
Mobile: 980-621-8191

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
Mobile: 704-517-8496

Paul Miller, Risk Control Consultant (East)
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
Mobile: 252-670-6200

Amy Whisnant, Risk Control Consultant (West)
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
Mobile: 828-231-0276

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
Mobile: 919-218-0617

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
Mobile: 919-320-7085

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

Patrice Adams, Senior 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, Senior 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 Property & Casualty 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