Joel ButlerChair-Elect

Commissioner Since: 
Vidant Health
Retired, Chief External Affairs Officer

Commissioner Joel Butler retired as President of the Vidant Medical Center and Vidant Health Foundations and as the Chief External Affairs Officer at Vidant Health. 

Commissioner Butler’s community activities include President of Access East (provides access to care for the under-served population), First Citizens Bank Community Board, and Eastern Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Board of Directors.  He has also served on the East Carolina University Board of Trustees, Global TransPark Board of Directors, North Carolina Chamber Board and as Past Chairman of the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce, as well as many other boards and commissions.

Mr. Butler graduated from Oakwood College (Huntsville, AL) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  He received his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from East Carolina University.