Commissioner D. Ralph Huff, III, Secretary
D. Ralph Huff, III, is serving as Secretary in his first term on the PWC Board after being appointed on September 12, 2016. Huff and his wife, Linda, own H&H Homes which was ranked as the fastest growing builder in the United States in 2009 & 2010. He is also an owner/partner in Coldwell Banker Advantage, the largest real estate brokerage in the region.
Huff, a Hoke County native, has provided leadership and support in numerous community efforts and notable accomplishments include serving as the President of the Fayetteville Regional Association of Realtors and Homebuilders Association of Fayetteville as well as serving as the Chairman of the Fayetteville Board of Adjustments and Chairman of the United Way campaigns in Fayetteville and Raeford. In 2010, Huff co-chaired the Linda Lee Allan Legacy Fund on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce that raised $2 million for economic development in our community.
Most recently, Huff devoted his resources towards economic development in Fayetteville as the leader of a team named Vision 2026 whose mission is to Move Fayetteville Forward. The 2011 winner of the Greater Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce’s REALTOR Cup for his outstanding contribution to the civic, industrial and cultural growth of the Fayetteville area, Huff was also the recipient of the Fayetteville Home Builders Association “Pillar of the Industry” award.
A 1972 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Business Administration, Huff is one of the top supporters of the UNC Ram’s Club and is ranked as one of the top 125 alumni contributors to the university, including the establishment of a bequest of $1 million to the UNC Business School. He and Linda also made a $1.5 million gift to Methodist University for the renovation of Reeves auditorium which was renamed the Huff Concert Hall in their honor.
Huff continues to give his time, talent and resources to the First Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville where he is a teacher, choir member, deacon and elder. In 2015, he and Linda were recognized as recipients of the Order of the Longleaf Pine, the highest award for civilian service from the State of North Carolina.