Dec. 16, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Russell Seymour, Secretary Economic Development Authority
|Marshall N. Warner, Economic Development Authority 2014 chairman|
|Robin D. Carson, Economic Development
Authority 2014 vice chair
County’s Economic Development Authority elects officers
At its December meeting, the Economic Development Authority (EDA) of James City County elected Marshall N. Warner as the 2014 chairman and Robin D. Carson as the 2014 vice chair.
Warner is the Executive Vice President at Chesapeake Bank, where he has been employed for the past 22 years. He has served on the EDA since July 2006. Warner is a past Chair of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance and is currently serving on the Board of Directors Executive Committee. He served as the 2009 and 2010 Campaign Chair of the United Way of Greater Williamsburg and he previously served on the Board of Directors at Williamsburg Landing. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and served four years in the United States Army as a captain.
Since 2006, Carson has been the General Manager at Kingsmill Resort, which is owned by Xanterra Parks & Resorts, in James City County. Carson has served on the EDA since November 2011. Prior to her position with Kingsmill, Carson worked for Busch Entertainment Corporation. She served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager at Sesame Place (1985-1991), SeaWorld San Antonio (1991-1996), and Busch Gardens Tampa/Adventure Island (1996-2003) before accepting a corporate position as the Vice President of Marketing for Busch Entertainment Corporation. Carson is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance and served as the past Chair of the Marketing Research Task Force of the Williamsburg Area Destination Marketing Committee.
The James City County EDA is a seven-member volunteer Board whose members are appointed by the County Board of Supervisors and serve staggered four-year terms. The Authority's mission is to assist the County and its Office of Economic Development in expanding James City County's business and employment base.