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Rebekah McGee, President/CEO of Forward High Point

Melissa BoccciForward High Point welcomed our new President on August 1, 2022 and we are excited for the impact that Rebekah will have in our organization and the High Point community. Rebekah has been the director of Downtown Asheboro Inc. since its inception in 2020, leading change and implementing policies such as the Zoo City Social District and the Downtown Redevelopment Grant. She has also been successful in creating a new concert series, Rock’n the Park and revamping the Zoo City Summerfest. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and enjoys CrossFit and spending time with her son, Alex.

For additional information, please contact Rebekah McGee at:


DeAnna Harrington, Administrative Assistant/Business Manager

DeAnna begin her tenure with Forward High Point on November 7, 2022 after an exhaustive search of over 250 candidates that applied for the position.  DeAnna resides in Oak Ridge, is married, and the mother of three sons!  She is originally from Seattle, WA, arriving here after living in the San Francisco area for a number of years!  (additional bio coming soon)!  Please join me in welcome DeAnna!

For additional information, please contact DeAnna Harrington at


Melissa Bocci, Office and Destination Website Manager

Melissa BoccciMelissa begin working for Forward High Point in August of 2017.  Born in Syracuse, NY, Melissa and her family moved to Greensboro over 28 years ago. She brings to her current position, over 38 years of experience in office management and over 16 years experience as an event planner. Melissa has spent many years in downtown revitalization efforts including working for DGI, the Stokesdale Business Association, and ROADS (Revitalizing Our Ancestors Dreams in Stokesdale). Melissa's commitment and mission to all of these downtown groups has been to keep the dream of making a vibrant downtown a reality in all cities she has worked in. Since her son and his family reside in High Point, she feels an intense need to make sure that they reap the benefits of what a strong and prosperous downtown looks like. She believes that downtown High Point will be a place where the community will want to live, work and play! 

For additional information, please contact Melissa Bocci at:


Michael Wallace, Creative Branding Designs

Michael grew up in the High Point area and has called North Carolina home for 29 years of his life, including receiving a degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. As a social media and marketing consultant Michael has been integral to the expansion of Forward High Point's social reach and web presence over the past 4 years. Michael's long history of partnering with non-profits to tell compelling stories and engage with targeted audiences has helped to craft an intentional path forward as our downtown area has continued to grow and develop. In addition to supporting Forward High Point, Michael is an adjunct professor in the School of Communication at High Point University and his company, Creative Branding Designs, manages social media platforms, websites, email marketing, brand development and more for companies both locally and beyond the High Point area. As a High Point resident he is thrilled with the continued advances that our downtown has the privilege of enjoying. 

For additional information, please contact Michael Wallace at:


This page updated - November 17, 2022