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.
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.
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.
Bradley Locklear serves as the Corporate Accountant for Lumbee Tribe Enterprises, LLC and joined the team in May of 2020. He is a native of Pembroke, NC and an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe.
He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University. Bradley has spent the past twelve years working in accounting with for-profit and non-profit organizations that server under represented communities. Bradley also serves our community as a member of the Board of Directors for the Carolina Civic Center Foundation and he enjoys traveling with family and friends in his free time.
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.