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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Wayne County Names New Existing Industry Director


County Manager Craig Honeycutt has announced  that Julie Graham will be the new Existing Industry Director for Wayne County beginning May 1, 2022. Ms. Graham currently serves as the HR/Business Manager for the North Carolina Global TransPark Region. 

Ms. Graham has worked in Industry for many years as an HR Manager, Business Manager, and Safety Manager. She has also served as Office and Business Manager for the Wayne County Development Alliance. Julie currently serves as Vice-President of the University of Mount Olive Alumni Association, Wayne Opportunities, Inc., Board member, and Secretary, Wayne County Public Schools/ WORKS Board member, Wayne Community College, Small Business Center Advisory Board, North Carolina Economic Development Association and Wayne County Cattlemen’s Association member. A native of Mount Olive, she earned bachelor’s degrees in Business Management and Accounting from the University of Mount Olive.  

“Julie has been an integral part of the Wayne County Development Alliance (WCDA) and the new North Carolina Economic Development Region with the Global TransPark for over six years. She understands economic development, but more importantly understands business and industry in Wayne County. She is dedicated and committed to Wayne County, and we are excited that she will be filling this role and working with our existing industries to promote growth within the Wayne County,” Honeycutt stated.

“I am very excited to now be able to focus on our incredible industries that we have in Wayne County and to make sure that they grow, expand, and prosper. I love Wayne County, existing businesses and industries are the backbone of economic impacts for the County, eighty percent of announcements in NC are from our existing industries,” said Graham.

Bob Kornegay – President of WCDA, stated, “Julie is a natural fit with the organization and will be able to hit the ground running. We appreciate her commitment to Wayne County.”

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