Martin named chair of North Carolina Community Foundation statewide board of directors

Pictured are (left to right): Rod Martin, incoming board chair; Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF CEO and president; and Jim Black, outgoing board chair.

The North Carolina Community Foundation is pleased to announce the election of Rodney Earl Martin to chair the statewide board of directors.

Martin is an Onslow County resident and president and principal of Atlantic Coast Foods, Inc. He is a committed community leader known statewide for his support of philanthropy and rural North Carolina. He has a deep history with NCCF as the founding president of the Onslow Caring Communities Foundation, the NCCF affiliate serving his local community, and decades of experience as one of NCCF’s generous fundholders. He is a past director of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Eastern NC and the Onslow Memorial Hospital Foundation. He was the 2005 recipient of the Lewis R. Holding Philanthropic Leadership Award, named for NCCF’s founder.

The Foundation will benefit greatly from Martin’s strategic mind, commitment to rural North Carolina and deep understanding of NCCF’s mission and the power of philanthropy, said Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF CEO and president. “The NCCF board and staff could not be more excited that Rod has agreed to lead our statewide board of directors,” she said. “His business expertise, executive leadership and passion for our work will be an asset to all of North Carolina.”