Economic Development Authority

Along with the Greene County Board of Supervisors, which appoints its five members, the Greene County Economic Development Authority is charged with managing the county’s economic development office. The Authority meets as needed.

Each member of the Economic Development Authority was asked to provide Eye on Greene with a brief biography.

Don Pamenter is president of Stanardsville Area Revitalization, or *STAR*, an effort currently underway to revitalize the county seat. As such, he has been leading the effort to raise funds for the project from private donors, local government and grants. Now semi-retired, Pamenter has been an independent management consultant since 1984. His work has focused on improving strategic and operating performance across a broad range of industries, including shipbuilding, financial services, educational services, apparel, manufacturing and technology-based products.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Toronto and a master’s in business administration from McMaster University in Ontario, Pamenter went on to build an international career based in Canada and the US. His career included experience in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and France. He became an executive experienced in strategic and operational planning, acquisitions, mergers and divestitures, organization development, new product development, cost reduction and process improvement, and supply chain design.

Pamenter’s clients have included companies in shipbuilding, financial services, educational services, apparel, manufacturing and technology-based products.

Amy Hollis now works part time as a marketing director after enjoying what she describes as a very successful career in marketing and advertising.

She has also done much volunteer work while supporting her husband’s Air Force career, most of which was spent in Laurel, Maryland. There, she served on many committees, including the Friends of Laurel, whose goal was to beautify Main Street, and the Safety Board, which was appointed by the mayor. While serving in those capacities, she met with local and state officials.

From Laurel, the Hollis family moved to Louisiana, where Amy became the Key Spouse for the 8th Air Force, and, in that capacity, led support groups for spouses. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, she volunteered in the Help Center for all evacuees, organizing clothing and food drives.

When her husband retired from the Air Force seven years ago and began working as a civilian at the National Ground Intelligence Center, the family made their home in Greene County.

Tom Gillete has yet to submit information

There are currently four vacancies on the Authority. Application can be made by visiting www.gcva.us, or by stopping by the County Administration Building on Celt Road in Stanardsville.