Mr. Caleb A Malcolm is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of NC. He received his undergraduate degree in History from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a masters degree in Quality System Management from National Graduate School of Quality Management as well as a masters in Military Operational Art and Science from Air Command and Staff College. Currently he serves in the electrical utilities and broadband industry and has for the last two plus years. Mr. Malcolm served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years as a communications and cyber officer and participated in Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn.
He lives in Pembroke, NC with his wife and two (2) kids.
Harvey Godwin, Jr.
Harvey Godwin, Jr., Chairman of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, was first elected as Tribal Chairman in 2015 and is currently serving his second term.
Godwin is the owner and CEO of Two Hawk Employment Services, LLC and Two Hawk Workforce Services. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Lumber River Workforce Development Board and has served as President of the Lumberton Rotary Club for two years. Since 1990 he has served as Chairman of the Julian T. Pierce Memorial Scholarship Fund (UNCP), and also serves as Chairman for the Robeson Community College Foundation Board of Directors.
With over 25 years in managerial and executive positions within North Carolina, Mr. Godwin has led his company to become a top competitor in supplying high-volume, temporary staffing solutions for Fortune 500 Companies. Under his leadership, he has expanded Two Hawk throughout North Carolina, Kansas, and Kentucky while the expansion continues into other states in the coming year.
During his tenure as Tribal Chairman, his administration has guided the Lumbee People through two hurricanes and worked to restore the Tribal Cultural Center.
Chairman Godwin remains focused on Housing for the Lumbee. He strongly supports the tribal HUD Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program, one of the most progressive programs in Indian Country, and his administration is actively building homes throughout Tribal Territory.
Harvey Godwin, Jr. is married to Shelia Godwin, a retired schoolteacher. They have two sons, Cody Eagle Horse Godwin and Quinn West Godwin; and a granddaughter, Journey Alyssa Godwin.
Gary Strickland is a lifelong resident of Pembroke, NC and is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. He is currently a field agent for a national life insurance company. He has spent the last 25 years working in commercial and residential banking, managing and marketing financial products, and serving his local community through elected and appointed public service positions. Strickland is a graduate of Pembroke State University (now UNC Pembroke).
Strickland resides in the Pembroke area with his wife and two (2) children.
Jarrod Lowery has served on the LTE, LLC Board of Directors since 2016. He is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Lowery currently serves on the Tribal Council of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and has served in key leadership positions including chairing the Economic Development Committee. In his role as councilman, he represents the Oxendine, Prospect and Wakulla communities of Robeson County, NC.
Lowery has extensive experience working in NC government agencies and within various executive level organizations. He is currently employed as a Community Relations Manager with Mountaire Farms, where he primarily interacts with community organizations, stakeholders and the news media. He serves on the UNC Pembroke Board of Visitors and enjoys volunteering in the community when able.
Lowery is a veteran of the United States Marine Crops and a proud graduate of UNC Pembroke, with a degree in political science.
A lifelong resident of the Prospect Community, he is married to Jennifer Lowery and they have two children and a furbaby.
Tammy Maynor has been employed by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina for more that eighteen (18) years in senior senior-level positions. She currently serves as the Director of Government Affairs. She has a wide breath of experience in public administration and fiscal management. Maynor is a highly analytical decision maker with extensive experience administering federal and state programs. An enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, she received her undergraduate degree from the UNC Pembroke and her Juris Doctorate from Michigan Law. Maynor has served on the Lumbee Tribe Enterprises, LLC Board of Directors since its inception.
Maynor, her husband and daughter reside in Shannon, NC.
Ron Oxendine serves as Vice President of Operations for Lumbee Tribe Enterprises, LLC (LTE). He is the Founder and an Owner of LTE, and is responsible for overseeing all the Company’s operations matters. He is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.
Ron has been with LTE since 1 October 2012. Prior to joining LTE, Ron was the President/CEO of RNB Technologies, Inc. Ron specializes in Engineering, Program Acquisition/Management, and Business Development.
Ron earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina-Pembroke (Pembroke State University) in 1974.
Ron served 20 years on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Ron now resides in Arlington, Virginia with his spouse and his daughter.
Dr. Freda Porter is President of Lumbee Tribe Enterprises, LLC and is responsible for strategic performance and growth of the company. She oversees the complete operation of the company ensuring it operates and goals are met. She provides oversight of strategic level daily operations and work of managers (IT, HR, Marketing, Sales, and Finance), leads employees to maximum performance and dedication, evaluates strategic level performance, and manages strategic level relationships with partners/vendors. She participates in strategic level expansion/proposal activities and works with LTE Board of Directors (Board) members to plan and implement short, mid and long-term strategy for the company. She oversees LTE’s financial health and contract opportunities through business development team. She represents LTE when dealing with federal, state and local governments, and local community.
Dr. Porter joined the LTE family in February 2020. Prior to joining LTE, Dr. Porter served as Tribal Administrator of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. As Tribal Administrator, she provided management and oversight of all programs including Housing, Energy, Voc Rehab, Enrollment, Security, and FEMA projects, including HR and Finance. During her tenure, all previous HUD and audit findings were resolved. The HUD VASH program was awarded an additional 20 vouchers for homeless veterans. Robust software systems are now in place supporting the entire Housing department. She works closely with SBA, American Red Cross, DHS, and FEMA.
Dr. Porter planned the Lumbee Nation Economic Summits in 2016, 2017, and 2018, sponsored by LTNC at UNCP. Each Summit has proven to be a conduit to new opportunities for American Indian enterprises, including LTE.
Dr. Porter graduated from Pembroke State University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. She holds a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics with a Computer Science minor from North Carolina State University in 1981 and earned her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, specializing in Numerical Modeling in 1991 from Duke University.
In addition to her work at LTNC, Dr. Porter is committed to serving our community. She has served as a consultant for numerous organizations including, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Dr. Porter served on the Board of Trustees for the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian for six years, the North Carolina Advisory Commission on Military Affairs for seven years, the Board of Trustees at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke for eight years, and the Board of Visitors at North Carolina State University for six years.
Dr. Porter resides in Pembroke, NC and Little River, SC.
Joshua D. Malcolm serves as Chief Legal Officer/General Counsel (CLO/GC) for Lumbee Tribe Enterprises, LLC and is responsible for overseeing all of the Company’s legal and governance matters on behalf of the Board of Directors. He is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.
Malcolm had been outside counsel for LTE, LLC since April 2018, but was appointed by the Board of Directors as the inaugural in-house CLO/GC in February 2020. Prior to joining LTE, LLC, Malcolm served as CLO/GC, Chief of Staff and University Secretary for UNC Pembroke for over a decade. He has served as private counsel for individuals facing criminal charges and other legal issues and worked as an assistant district attorney early in his legal career.
Malcolm earned a BA from Pembroke State University (now UNC Pembroke) and JD from North Carolina Central University School of Law.
Malcolm served seven (7) years on active duty as an officer in the US Air Force, where he served as a warranted contracting officer and aviator. He flew over 1500 hours, including combat and combat support missions in contingency operations around the globe.
Joshua lives in Pembroke with his wife and four (4) children.
Austin Maynor serves at Corporate Information Technology Manager for Lumbee Tribe Enterprises, LLC and is responsible for overseeing all IT infrastructure for LTE. Austin has been with LTE, LLC since January 2019. Prior to joining LTE, LLC Austin was A system administrator and information security officer for the Banking Industry. Austin earned a BS in Computer Science with a focus in Information Systems along with a minor in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2004. Shortly after graduation, Austin began his IT career in the banking industry. Austin currently leads an IT staff of 3 which handles both LTE offices in Pembroke, NC, Stafford, VA, and remote employees around the globe.
In his spare time, Austin enjoys managing rental properties and attending auto racing events when time permits. Austin currently lives in Lumberton, NC with his wife Heather.
Sue Pennington serves as the Corporate Contracts Manager for Lumbee Tribe Enterprises, LLC and is responsible for overseeing all of LTE’s contracts.
Sue has been with LTE, LLC since April 2018. Prior to joining the LTE Corporate staff, Sue worked for the Department of Defense for over 35 years. For most of her distinguished career, Sue served as a Contracting Officer specializing in Acquisition Category I programs for the Navy and Marine Corps. Sue has received DAWIA certifications in Government Contracts, Logistics and Program Management.
Sue earned her BA in Business Administration from Strayer University and a Master’s in Acquisition Management from American Graduate University.
Patsy Locklear serves as Director of Human Resources for Lumbee Tribe Enterprises, LLC. She has been with LTE since September 2017. Patsy is responsible for onboarding all employees for the Pembroke and Stafford offices. Her duties consist of helping to implement and improve company benefits, adhering to labor law requirements and assisting the employees navigate through the hiring process and adjusting to the LTE Team. LTE employees are located across the United States, as well as in other countries.
Patsy earned her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from UNC Pembroke. She was an active member of the American Indian Studies Association and was an honors graduate. She has been a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) dating back to 1995 when she started her career as HR Director with Mrs. Smith’s Pies and Desserts headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia and located in Pembroke at that time.
Patsy is a dedicated HR Director who balances employer-employee relations by being a sounding board for the employees and providing a strong work ethic for the employer. She has extensive knowledge of all facets of Human resources, having served her local community in manufacturing plants, medical field, and other areas of business for the last 25 years.
Patsy is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe and enjoys spending her free time with her family.
Richard (Rick) Owens serves as Director of Business Development for Lumbee Tribe Enterprises, LLC and is responsible for overseeing all the Company’s strategic and current Business Development matters.
Rick has been with LTE, LLC since October 2018. Prior to joining LTE, LLC, Rick was a United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel as an Assistant Program Manager supporting the Aviation Command & Control (C2) and Sensor Netting Program Office’s weapon systems with a value of over 1 billion dollars. Rick specializes in acquisitions, program management, logistics, requirements development, strategic interoperability development, and other managerial/technical matters.
Rick earned a BS in History from University of the State of New York, and a MS in Management from University of Maryland.
Rick also served as an US Marine as enlisted Marine, Chief Warrant Officer and Limited Duty Officer accumulating over 30 years of service. Rick earned and was awarded over 20 citations and medals to include two Meritorious Service Medals and a Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his service during a combat deployments to Iraq and Kuwait.
Rick now resides in Fredericksburg, VA with his spouse and twin boys.
Jamie Lowery serves as the Facility Security Officer (FSO) for Lumbee Tribe Enterprises, LLC and is responsible for managing the organization’s security program and maintaining the company's facility security clearance while also aiding company employees obtain and maintain personnel security clearances.
Jamie earned his Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management from Ashford University and has obtained a Master of Business Administration from Liberty University.
Jamie is a Veteran having served over twenty-eight (28) years in the United States Army with assignments that included the 82nd Airborne Division, 101st Airborne Division and the North Carolina National Guard. Jamie has a wide variety of experience including overseas operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve.
Jamie was also assigned as the Liaison Officer to Robeson County Emergency management during Hurricane Matthew, Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Dorian. He is also a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.
Jamie lives in Pembroke with his wife, Dr. LaRonda Lowery and their two children.