Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation announces new board officers, trustees, advisors

January 23, 2023

We are pleased to announce the appointment of new officers and members to our organization’s Board of Trustees and Council of Advisors

Bob Stout, Whitney Brown, Bob Lassiter, Julie H. Moore

The Board of Trustees elected the following officers: 

  • Former vice chair Bob Stout of Blowing Rock was elected chair of the Board of Trustees. He is a retired Regional President of US Foods.
  • Whitney Brown of Meadows of Dan, Va., was named vice chair.  Brown is a dry-stone waller, folklorist, and writer.
  • Bob Lassiter of Winston-Salem was selected treasurer. He retired as Finance Manager for HanesBrands/Haeco Americas.
  • Julie H. Moore of Winston-Salem continues to serve as secretary.

“I am looking forward to working with our dedicated leadership and staff to continue our support of one of our national treasures, the majestic Blue Ridge Parkway,” Stout said. “Helping to protect this national park unit and enhance the visitors’ experiences are our aspirations.”

The board also welcomed Roberts Bass of Winston-Salem, David Huff of Asheville, and Sam R. Johnson of Dahlonega, Ga., to the leadership group.

Deanna M. Ballard of Blowing Rock, Charles Hauser of Winston-Salem, and Marsha Ralls Hershman of Asheville joined the Council of Advisors.