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Alston, Mannen ReceiveCommission Appointments

Melvin L. “Skip” Alston of Greensboro and Jerry A. Mannen, Jr. of Wilmington have been appointed to the Real Estate Commission; it was announced by Allan R. Dameron, Commission Chairman.

Alston was sworn in by Special Superior Court Judge G. K. Butterfield in December and Mannen by State Supreme Court Justice Sarah Parker in January.

Melvin L. “Skip” Alston

Alston, president of S&J Management Corporation, is currently serving his third term as a member of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners and was elected its chairman in December 2002 for a one-year term.

Currently serving on the national NAACP board of directors, he has been a member of the NAACP Board of Trustees since 1987 and is currently president of the North Carolina State Conference of branches.

The father of two sons, DeSean and Ryan DeMarkus, Alston is a member of St. James Baptist Church.

Jerry A. Mannen, Jr.

Jerry A. Mannen, Jr., an attorney with Yow, Fox & Mannen LLP in Wilmington , was appointed Public Administrator for New Hanover County in 2002.

He is a Trustee of the Cape Fear Museum and Director of the Cape Fear Youth Soccer Association.

A native of Raleigh, Mannen is a graduate of North Carolina State University and Campbell University School of Law.

This article came from the March 2004-Vol34-3 edition of the bulletin.