FCEDC Announces Kelvin Farmer as New Board Chair

Jul 9, 2021 | Press Releases

July 9, 2021
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FCEDC Announces Kelvin Farmer as New Board Chair
Board Officers Announced for FY22


FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) is pleased to announce Kelvin Farmer as the organization’s new Board Chair.

Farmer is President and CEO of KE Farmer Enterprises, Inc. in Fayetteville and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Winston-Salem State University and a Master of Business Administration from Campbell University. He has served as Chairman on numerous Boards including Winston-Salem State University’s Board of Trustees, where he is currently Chairman, and Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church’s Board of Trustees. Farmer also served on the Board of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science & Resources.

“Kelvin has played a vital role as FCEDC’s Treasurer for the past two years, and we are honored to have him continue his involvement on the Executive Committee and lead our organization as Chairman,” said Robert Van Geons, FCEDC President and CEO. “We are also grateful for Andrew Pennink’s contribution and commitment as former Chairman.”

The FCEDC Board is comprised of ten Voting and three Ex-Officio Members. Directors are appointed by the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners, the Fayetteville City Council, and the Community Development Foundation. Farmer will work alongside Van Geons and his staff to promote economic growth in Fayetteville and Cumberland County. Joining Mr. Farmer on the Executive Committee are officers, Vice Chair Vivek Tandon of Trinity Hospitality, Treasurer Kathryn Cox of ACLC, and Secretary Jack Rostetter of H&H Homes. Farmer succeeds Andrew Pennink of Jet HomeLoans, who served as Chairman for three years.

“I am pleased to continue serving FCEDC on their Board,” said Farmer. “After a successful year of the team announcing five projects, more than $128M in capital investment, and 368 new jobs, I anticipate a successful future and am excited to see the growth our community will undergo.”

Mr. Farmer’s first official meeting as FCEDC Chairman will be July 13, 2021.


ABOUT FCEDC: The Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation is a public-private partnership designed to enhance job growth and prosperity in the region by attracting new industry and growing and retaining existing industry. FCEDC works daily to help strengthen our economy and diversify our community tax base. Learn more at www.fayedc.com.