Assisted NC businesses in winning 3,470 contracts minimum value of $13.28 billion

Fran Perez-Wilhite

CONTACT FRAN

E: perezf@ncmbc.us
O: 704.806.6858

1112 Charlottetowne Avenue
P.O. Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28204

Office Hours:  By Appointment Only

Installation and Industry Assignments:

  • Department of Veterans Affairs, all NC facilities
  • Butner Federal Correctional Institute
  • UNICOR, Butner
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Fayetteville
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salisbury
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Asheville
  • All VA Clinics in NC
  • VISN 6 (Hampton, VA)
  • General Services Administration (GSA offices in NC)
  • Fort Jackson, SC

Service to the following counties:

Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly & Union

BIOGRAPHY.

Fran Perez-Wilhite, MBA, has been a Business Developer with the NC Military Business Center in Charlotte, NC since 2006.  Concurrently, she is appointed by the US Small Business Administration as Chairwoman of the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs which meets in Washington, DC.

Additionally, Fran is involved with other national federal agency board appointments based in Washington, DC.   She serves on the US Small Business Administration Interagency Task Force since 2019.  She also just completed her appointment to the US Department of Veterans Affairs Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses from 2014 – 2019.

Previously, Fran held numerous management positions at Philip Morris USA where she had been employed for thirteen years.  Prior to this, she was a Lieutenant in the US Army.

Ms. Perez-Wilhite graduated from Wake Forest University, where she earned a Master of Business Administration in 1997.  She also attained a Bachelor of Arts from Norwich University in 1988.

Fran has served on multiple city, county, state, federal, non-profit and corporate boards and committees for over twenty-five years.  She is very proud of her former position as Chairwoman of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Community Relations Subcommittee.  Fran proudly completed her appointment to the NC Commission on Military Affairs as well.

During her NCMBC tenure, Fran has been honored with the following awards:

  • Charlotte Business Journal Women In Business Award – Jan 2018
  • Mecklenburg Times 50 Most Influential Women – May 2017
  • ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient – October 2012
  • BPC Business Award – September 2012
  • Business Leader Woman Extraordinaire Award – December 2011.

Fran is married to Chuck Wilhite and they reside in SE Charlotte, NC.

NCMBC Key Information

  • NCMBC-assisted firms won 3,470 contracts – minimum value at $13.28 billion – from the NCMBC’s opening in 2005 through June 2020
  • FY2019: Federal agencies awarded $7.1 billion in prime contracts to companies in 98 of 100 North Carolina counties
  • FY2019: Department of Defense awarded $4.6 billion in prime contracts to companies in 80 of 100 North Carolina counties
  • NCMBC’s return on State investment: 33:1

CONTACT US

FACT SHEET

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

FY19 NC FEDERAL AND DOD COUNTY TOTALS

2020 MISSION REPORT

FY19 FEDERAL SPENDING HEAT MAP

MAILING ADDRESS:
North Carolina Military Business Center
PO Box 1748
Fayetteville, NC 28303





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