Our team is the driving force behind our mission to connect Greensboro entrepreneurs with the wealth of business resources in this area; to champion the philosophy of economic gardening and represent the individual needs of entrepreneurs; and to create innovative programs, partnerships, and possibilities that will transform Greensboro’s economy.
The Greensboro Partnership is located at 342 North Elm St., Greensboro 27401. If you have any questions call 336.387.8300.
Deborah Hooper spent 25 years in broadcast media with WFMY News 2 before joining the Greensboro Partnership in February of 2011. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Affairs at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Deborah is the President of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and Director of Entrepreneurship for the Greensboro Partnership. She has a strong appreciation for entrepreneurs having ventured into entrepreneurship as a teenager by starting her own sewing business that lasted a couple of years.
Email her at DHooper@greensboro.org
Kathy Elliott landed in North Carolina by way of Connecticut, Hawaii, and Texas. She is a former small business owner and a veteran of the US Navy. She holds a Master’s in Entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University. She is currently teaching in entrepreneurship programs at both Bennett College and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Kathy is the Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Small Business, she began at the Chamber in 1996, and has been with the Partnership since its 2005 inception.
Beth Williams is a North Carolina native, born in Wilmington and grew up in the farming community of Burgaw. A graduate of UNC-Greensboro with B.A. in English, she and her husband have lived in Greensboro since 1995. Beth is the Program Coordinator for Entrepreneurship and Small Business with the Partnership’s Greensboro Chamber of Commerce.