Vann Rogerson is a native of Martin County and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Business Administration. During his career as a Certified Public Accountant, he owned or managed several businesses in Williamston and New Bern,NC. Rogerson is credited with starting the first Small Business Center at Martin Community College in 1990. From 1991 to 1995 Vann was the Northeast Existing Industry Developer for the North Carolina Department of Commerce. From 1996-2006, Vann was the Regional Marketing Director and Recruiter for both the Northeast Commission and the North Carolina Department of Commerce. In August 2006, the board named Vann Rogerson, President and CEO of North Carolina’s Northeast Commission.On January 1, 2015, NC’s Northeast merged with NCEast and Vann became the Senior VP of NCEast. Vann now serves as the President / CEO.