Past President Brenda Howerton has served as a Durham County Commissioner since 2008, including serving as Vice Chair 2012-2016. In addition to being the owner of Howerton Consulting, Inc., a business that specializes in organizational development and executive coaching for public and private industries, Commissioner Howerton serves on many local, state and national boards and committees, including Durham Technical Board of Trustees, Downtown Durham, Inc. Board of Directors, North Carolina Local Governmental Employees` Retirement System Board of Trustees and National Association of Counties’ Justice & Public Safety Steering Committee. Commissioner Howerton received a B.S. Degree in Business Management from Shaw University and a certification in Executive Coaching from North Carolina State University. She can be reached at (919) 544-4160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.