Uptown Greenville, NC


Scott Poag Named Existing Industries Coordinator

Greenville, NC (May 5, 2010) – The Pitt County Development Commission announced that Scott Poag has been named Existing Industries Coordinator. Poag is filling a position left open since February and will be responsible for continuing the development and implementation of programs and services for existing industries to encourage retention and expansion.

“We had 150 applications for this position, and interviewed some outstanding candidates,” Wanda Yuhas, executive director of the Pitt County Development Commission, said. “Scott’s exceptional academic credentials, excellent interpersonal skills, and professional demeanor won unanimous support from our interviewers.”

Poag holds his undergraduate and MBA degrees from East Carolina University and has worked with both the Brody School of Medicine and the Pirate Club where he was the point person for the Pirates Supporting Pirates business membership program.

“We are very fortunate to have a person of his caliber and experience join our team,” said Yuhas.

Poag has called Pitt County home for 8 years, but grew up in Morehead City working at his parents’ restaurant, Capt. Bill’s.

Poag has already begun meeting with workforce training partners and with plant managers and human resource directors at various existing industries. He can be contacted at (252) 758-1989 or sjpoag@pittcountync.gov.


About Pitt County Development Commission
The Pitt County Development Commission recruits new industry and supports existing industry in Pitt County, NC. Its mission is to promote job growth, diversify the County’s economy, and expand the local tax base. To help fulfill this mission, PCDC maintains the IndustryFIRST program whose goal is to help retain and grow nearly 100 existing manufacturing and distribution firms located within Pitt County.