Leadership

Martyn JohnsonEastern NC Representative

Martyn-JohnsonMartyn Johnson served as European Investment Director for the NC Department of Commerce and has thirty one years of experience in economic development working for both regional and state organizations. Twenty one of those years he has lived in NC and worked for the State of North Carolina.

Martyn was born in England, grew up in Australia, has an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Sydney plus a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration, Finance from Michigan State University. Additionally he is a Certified Economic Developer, International Economic Development Council and a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional, National Development Council.

Martyn is part of the Commerce European Group whose goal is to identify viable European manufacturing candidates for targeting with special recruitment efforts including those of the NCDOC European office in Frankfurt, Germany. In his position Martyn provides site selection services to European companies conducting analysis of potential facility sites in North Carolina. Site selection services include: financing, labor availability, available sites, training, environment permitting, community and site tours, visa assistance, incentive packages, and infrastructure. North Carolina is an excellent fit for European companies to locate their east coast U.S. operations due to our central location, skilled labor force and management, heritage, cordiality, Universities, recruitment and training programs, moderate cost structure, manufacturing base, and economic development infrastructure.

executive committee

Steve Cain
President
Jennifer Parser
Corporate Secretary
Andrea Carska-Sheppard
International Relations
Meg Deal
Treasurer
Gary Towning
Marketing & Industry Relations
Martyn Johnson
Eastern NC Representative
Maeve Gardner
Community Partnerships
Jason Bocarro
Executive Education
Gary Clementson
Membership & Sponsorship
Andrew Terrell
UK Government Officer, Raleigh-Durham
Blake Jackman
Economic Development, Triangle