Joe Tew

Federal Business Development,
Flat Rock/Asheville

O: 828-694-1869
C: 828-845-0002

Blue Ridge Community College
180 W. Campus Drive
Continuing Education Building Suite 124
Flat Rock, NC 28731

Mailing Address:
Blue Ridge Community College
180 W. Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731

Agency and Industry Assignments (Statewide):

  • Defense Logistics Agency, Aviation
  • Army Contracting Command – Redstone
  • NASA
  • US Army Manned and Unmanned Systems
  • Fort Novosel, AL

Service to the following counties: Avery, Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Graham, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania and Yancey


Joe Tew joined the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) on May 1, 2017 as a Federal Business Development Professional. In this role he connects North Carolina businesses and organizations to Department of Defense and federal business opportunities; identifies lucrative and attractive solicitations and provides this info to NC businesses; helps match North Carolina capabilities with federal requirements; and helps North Carolina companies prepare, present and execute strategies to win federal business. He also executes other assignments to support the NCMBC mission to leverage military and other federal business opportunities to expand the economy, grow jobs and improve quality of life in North Carolina.

Joe is a retired Army Aviation Officer, Pilot, Maintenance Test Pilot and Aviation Maintenance and Logistics officer. His assignments included Commander, Operations Officer, Personnel Officer and Maintenance Operations officer. Prior to active duty, Joe was a Sergeant (Armor Crewman) and Lieutenant (Tank Platoon Leader) in the North Carolina Army National Guard. He deployed for multiple combat tours and served 4 years in the North Carolina Army National Guard, 10 years on active duty and 10 years in the United States Army Reserve.

In addition to his military service, Joe’s experience includes:

  • L-3 Vertex Regional Aviation Sustainment Maintenance-East Business Manager (Fort Bragg, NC, Fort Drum, NY, Hunter Army Airfield, GA)
  • Hupp Aerospace Logistics Services Group Director (Defense and Commercial Aviation Repair Parts Kitting Business Development)
  • United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence Senior Technical Analyst (Black Hawk helicopter capabilities requirements and modifications project/program management)
  • General Electric Lighting Kentucky Glass Plant Human Resources and Labor Relations Manager

Joe is originally from Fayetteville, NC. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He enjoys sports and fitness activities, boating, water sports and hiking. Joe is excited about reestablishing his North Carolina roots, working to achieve significant economic and community improvements and helping North Carolina maintain and improve its status as the best place to live, work and prosper.