PHCC of NC Announces Retirement of Jim Pendergrass

PHCC of NC has announced the retirement of Jim Pendergrass, Executive Director.

After directing PHCC of NC for a decade, Jim Pendergrass, along with his wife Beth, has announced plans to retire.

“In English, the word we usually use when leaving another person’s presence is ‘goodbye’, a word that can have a sense of finality to it. In other cultures of the world, such a parting uses a word or words that mean ‘until we meet again’… a clearly different connotation of the relationship. It is in that state of mind and connotation that I announced to the Board my, and Beth’s, retirement plan to leave the role of Executive Director of PHCC of North Carolina. These past 10 years have been a fulfilling, challenging, rewarding, growing, and enjoyable time with many of the members of this great association. It is a rare blessing to have ‘bosses’ such as we have had on the Board who we can also count as dear friends. Now it is time for Beth and me to pursue different dreams, new pursuits, and adventures which we have longed for and anticipated for some time…the next chapter of our lives. As we assist in the transition we will be praying that you find a new Exec who will serve the association well, and be of great benefit in moving it forward toward fulfilling your vision and mission. Please know that we will miss being here, but are looking forward to departing ‘until we meet again.’” 

Current PHCC of NC President Rob McClintock says: “Jim and Beth have been the face of the PHCC of NC brand for many years and both will be dearly missed. The relationships that these two have formed in North Carolina and Nationally are treasured and respected by all that they encountered. I thank them both for their dedication to our PHC industries and wish them both the best”.

The PHCC of NC Board of Directors has formed a search committee for a new Executive Director. Interested parties may find more information about the position and apply online. Jim Pendergrass plans to continue his duties through this transition period.

As for PHCC of NC, the Board says that while they are sad to see their friends go, they are excited for the future. They add, “Thanks, Jim and Beth, job well done!”