A Tradition in

Public Service

Joe Epley has a long tradition of leadership with numerous business and community organizations.


  • Past Chair: Polk County Economic Development Commission
  • Trustee: Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
  • Board of Directors:      
    • The Marketing Alliance, a publicly traded company serving life insurance brokers nationwide
    • Pavillon, a 50-bed substance abuse treatment and recovery center
  • Board of Advisors:
    • UNC-Charlotte Center for Global Public Relations
    • UNC-Charlotte College for the Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Environmental Leadership Center, Warren Wilson Colleg

Past positions on boards of directors or boards of advisors:

  • North Carolina Chamber of Commerce(formerly the North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry); seven years on the executive committee, 16 years on the board of directors
  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce (five years on the board of directors, charter member of the board of advisors)
  • The Salvation Army Charlotte Area Command
  • Johnson C. Smith University- Board of Visitors
  • Central Piedmont Commuity College- President’s Council
  • World Affairs Council
  • International House
  • North Carolina Outward Bound School
  • Piedmont Paddlers
  • Multiple Sclerosis Chapter for the Greater Carolinas
  • Executives Association for Greater Charlotte (president 1981)
  • Upstairs Artspace