Jim Riley, Chairman

Fuquay-Varina NC

Jim is Senior Vice President with Four Oaks Bank and Trust in Fuquay-Varina. Jim has served for numerous church and community organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International, the FVHS PTA, Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization and the Fuquay-Varina Athletic Association.

 

Originally from Chesapeake, Va. and a 1987 graduate of East Carolina University, Jim moved with his wife, Naomi McLaurin Riley, to her hometown of Fuquay-Varina in 1992.

 

Jim and Naomi have two sons, Garrett and Bryce, who attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and NC State University. Jim’s oldest brother, Michael Riley, recently retired as captain in the US Naval Reserves. Jim’s dad served in the Pacific during WWII.

 

Nancy Pomeranz, Secretary

Cary NC

Nancy is an Air Force brat, having spent her childhood and teen years moving from base to base in the United States and overseas. Her father was a dentist in the Air Force, served in Viet Nam, and retired at the rank of full colonel after 34 years of service to his country.

 

A graduate of Western Carolina University, Nancy moved to Wake County in 1978 and began a career with State Government. She retired in October 2010 after serving 32 years with the NC Department of Revenue, the last 16 of which as Director of the Personal Taxes Division. Nancy and her husband, Jim, live in Cary and have a daughter who lives in Washington, DC, and a son, daughter- in- law, and one grandchild who live in Hendersonville, NC.

 

Nancy appreciates the sacrifices made by our men and women in the armed forces and is honored to serve MMIA in assisting our veterans.

 

Sheri Schwietering, Treasurer

Fuquay-Varina NC

Originally from Flemington, New Jersey, Sheri relocated to Fuquay-Varina in 1983 to provide military packaging for Angus Fire Armour (now Kidde). After the one-year contract was completed, she and her husband Glen decided to make a go of the packaging company they had been managing (Far Packaging Co.). Thirty years later Sheri and Glen are still running Far Packaging Company performing domestic, military and export packaging.

 

Sheri has served with numerous church, school and community organizations including local PTA’s, Wake County PTA, the Fuquay-Varina Junior Women’s Club and the Fuquay-Varina Athletic Association (FVAA).

 

Sheri and Glen have two sons. Their oldest Michael, daughter-in-law and granddaughter live in Raleigh. Michael has also joined the family packaging business.  Cole is a rising sophomore at UNC Asheville.

 

James S. Adcock III

Fuquay-Varina, NC

James Adcock, a native of Fuquay-Varina, is a partner in the law firm of Cumalander, Adcock & McCraw, LLP, and focuses his practice on the areas of estate planning and administration, residential and commercial real property transaction, and civil litigation. James is also a licensed North Carolina General Contractor and FAA certified private pilot.

 

James is a graduate of Campbell University with a BBA in Trust and Wealth Management and earned his law degree at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

 

James is an active member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where he serves as Deacon, and is also active in the Wake County Wildlife Club and the Kennebec Flying Club. He and his wife Jennifer reside in Fuquay-Varina.

 

James is honored to serve MMIA and greatly appreciates and respects the sacrifices our veterans have made to preserve our freedoms.

 

Beth Austin

Willow Springs NC

Beth Austin, a native of Fuquay-Varina, has over 33 years of military service with the North Carolina National Guard (NCNG). She received her Officer’s Commission in 1980 through the Officer Candidate program at Fort Benning, GA. A veteran of Desert Shield/Desert Storm with a return to Active Duty in support of Operation Iraq Freedom, she is a career logistician who has commanded at all levels from Platoon to Brigade. In June 2011, Beth was promoted as the NCNG’s first female to attain the rank of General Officer and continues her military career.

 

Beth and her husband Mike (a Vietnam veteran) live in Willow Spring and have three children, Michael, Balinda and Julie. Their son Michael served six years in the Navy and daughter Julie is currently serving as a Captain in the United States Army and has deployed once in support of Operation Iraq Freedom.

 

Beth is proud to be a soldier, and is proud to be a member of MMIA so she can give back to those who fight for our freedom and way of life every day.

 

Jim Breece, Captain, U.S. Navy (RET)

Fuquay-Varina NC

Jim was a career Naval Officer, graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1961. During his 29 year career , he commanded three Navy ships and served in direct support of the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Operations in Navy program planning and execution. His last assignment was as Chief of Staff to commander Military Sealift Command, Pacific, responsible for ships and civilian crews supporting Pacific Fleet Navy ships and managed merchant Department of Defense shipping in the Pacific and Far East. Jim retired in 1990 at the grade of Captain.

 

Jim is a Midwesterner, growing up in St. Louis, Missouri. He and his wife Janie moved to Fuquay-Varina following his retirement from the Navy.

 

Since moving to Fuquay-Varina in 1994, Jim has developed his business as a professional golf club fitter and golf club maker and is on staff at Crooked Creek Golf Club. Jim is a member of American Legion Post 116 in Fuquay-Varina, was a member of the Board of the Professional Clubmakers Society and is an active member of the Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals.

 

Beth Cassels-Anderson

Fuquay-Varina NC

Beth was born and raised in a small town in Central Illinois.  She lived there through high school and, upon graduation, entered the United States Army.  Beth served on Active Duty for a little more than 7 years.  Her military career allowed significant travel opportunities for Beth including assignments in Virginia, Germany, California and Georgia.  Upon Beth’s Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army in 1997, she moved to Fuquay-Varina and began working for Cisco Systems, Inc.  

 

Beth has achieved her Project Management Professional certification. (PMP)  She leads a team of individuals who focus heavily on customer satisfaction, service delivery, and effective project management.  All attributes she hopes to bring to the MMIA Board of Directors so that she may assist us in furthering our mission.  Beth is a student at the University of Alabama where she’s studying to obtain her BS in Leadership Studies.  Beth proudly served on the FVAA Board of Directors for 3 years.  She is an active member of the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, a member of the PWLA Steering Committee, a “Friend of Downtown” and also serves on the Board of Directors for her neighborhood Home Owners Association.

 

Beth shares a home with her husband Michael Anderson who is also a proud US Army Veteran.  Between them, they have 3 children, Alec, Sydney, and Katelyn.   They’re also owners of a Boxer named Abby and a family cat named Faith.  In Beth’s free time, she enjoys lots of outdoor activities which include, golfing, hiking and camping.

 

Keith McCombs

Fuquay-Varina NC

Keith is a 1976 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration. He retired in 2009 from the State of North Carolina after working with the NC Department of Revenue for more than 32 years. He was the Department’s Chief Deputy prior to retirement, and before that he served as the Department’s Chief Financial Officer for 21 years.  He grew up in Rowan County, North Carolina.

 

Keith and his wife Julia reside in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina and have two sons.  One son, Adam, is a 2004 graduate of the United States Military Academy, received his Masters from George Washington University in 2013, and is currently serving in the United States Army in Washington DC.  Eric is a 2009 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and completed his masters in 2010 at the University of Miami in Florida. He currently works as the Director of Basketball of Operations for the Women’s Basketball Program at UNC Charlotte.

 

Keith’s dad served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He is proud to be part of MMIA so he can help to give back to those who have given so much for all of us.