Not a full eight months from his January 19th start date, Henderson-Vance Economic Development Director Christian Lockamy has tendered his resignation. He told WIZS News he put his notice in August 11.
Lockamy said, “I’m going to work with an old colleague who has started a business brokerage business called Transworld Business advisors. He has been interested in hiring me now for a while, since he started that business, and I decided I’m going to switch gears and go to work with him and help him become a business broker and help him grow his business and try and help people in eastern North Carolina buy and sell businesses.”
Vance County Manager Jordan McMillan told WIZS News, “Christian will be moving on to another opportunity which will allow him to relocate closer to his parents. We wish him well as he moves on.”
Of course, the recruitment process for a new director will begin in the next few days.
McMillen said, “In the meantime Benny Finch will come on August 30th in an interim capacity as the director to keep activities moving. We continue to have positive economic momentum with most of our industrial buildings and spaces filled up with industry and we look forward to continuing to advance the county forward.”
Lockamy said he plans to live on here for a while. Part of his new territory for his new job will be in Henderson and Oxford, and the company he will be working for has territories in all his former working grounds as an economic developer, including Greenville, NC, Elizabeth City and here.
Lockamy said, “I think the community has a ton of potential. I really do. I’m looking forward to serving not only this community and other areas of North Carolina but in a little different role. So I’ve been an economic developer for a while. It’s been fun. It’s not always easy, but it’s been a lot of fun. I think I’m going to take my talents to the private sector and see how it shakes out.”