Jamie L. McMahan
Committees- Fundraising, Finance

Jamie serves as Planning & Economic Development Director for Yancey County and the Town of Burnsville, having studied Sustainable Community and Economic Development at Duke University and Development and Capital Finance at the UNC School of Government.  Jamie currently also serves as Executive Director of the Yancey Advancement Foundation and as President of the seven-county Asheville-metro regional economic development council CarolinaWest.  

Jamie has been active for many years with numerous nonprofit organizations in Yancey County, having volunteered with and served on the boards of directors of The Yancey Fund, TRACTOR Food & Farms, Mountain Community Health Partnership, Compassionate Care of Western North Carolina, Yancey County Chamber of Commerce, and Carolina Mountains Literary Festival. 

A longtime fan of the performing arts and patron of the theater both here at home and abroad, Jamie is a firm believer in the richness and educational opportunities the arts bring to the success of any community. He is tremendously excited to be joining the Board of Directors of the Parkway Playhouse as the theater heads into its 76th season.  Jamie’s hobbies include travel, music, flyfishing, and playing golf rather poorly, in addition to being a cinema geek, avid reader, and amateur cook.