Joseph R. Budd

Winston-Salem, NC
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Joseph R. Budd 
Chief Executive Officer 

Joe has worked full time with The Budd Group since 1985, when he received an MBA from Wake Forest University. He graduated from High Point University with a degree in business in 1983. His Budd Group history began early, with teenage summers spent working in all divisions of the family business.

Joe's hobbies include shooting, fishing, flying and spending time with his family. He is a commercially-rated pilot and flies his own airplane for business and pleasure. He attends First Presbyterian Church, where he has served as an elder.

Joe also spends considerable time in community service. His past roles include: Chairman of Winston-Salem Business, Inc., President of the Winston-Salem Rotary Club, Reynolda House Museum of American Art Board, Montreat College Board of Trustees, Dean Prim Scholarship Committee, Forsyth Airport Commission, Salvation Army, American Heart Association, and the Northwest N.C. Food Bank.

Currently Joe serves on the Glade Valley Scholarship Foundation, is a board member for Mission Emanuel, and is Major Gifts Chair for “The Commons,” a project of the N.C. Housing Foundation to end chronic homelessness in Forsyth County. He is also a District Commissioner for the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.