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Poyner Spruill’s Chad Essick Elected Chairman of North Carolina Big Sweep’s Board of Directors


​RALEIGH, NC – Poyner Spruill is proud to announce that associate Chad Essick has been elected 2012 Chairman of the Board of Directors for North Carolina Big Sweep. Essick has been on North Carolina Big Sweep’s Board of Directors since 2007, and will continue driving the group’s mission throughout his year-long term as Chairman.

North Carolina Big Sweep is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is a litter-free environment. It conducts year-round education to prevent litter and coordinates the annual statewide Big Sweep, the North Carolina component of the International Coastal Cleanup.

At Poyner Spruill, Essick represents land owners, developers and local governments in state and federal court on various land-use and zoning issues. He also represents land owners and developers before local Boards of Adjustment, Planning Commissions, City Councils and County Commissioners on matters related to zoning, permitting, annexations, special use permits, site plans, subdivisions and road closings.

“I’m thrilled to have been elected as Chairman for an organization with such an important mission that benefits everyone in North Carolina," said Essick. “I’ve been able to lend my professional skills over the past four years, and I look forward to working even more with North Carolina Big Sweep in this new role.”

Chad Essick can be reached at (919) 783-2896 or


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