D. Besse

Council Member
Democrat, East Ward

101 North Main Street, Suite 124
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336-771-5175 (work)

East Ward information

About Annette Scippio

Name: Annette Scippio
Council Member since: 2018
Professional Experience:
  • Vice Chair of the Community Development/Housing/General Government Committee
  • Member of the Public Works Committee
  • General Foods Corp Category Research Manager
  • Del Monte Corporation Group Research Manager
  • RJR Foods Market Research Manager (First African-American in Market Research Dept.)
  • Southern Community Bank (now Capital Bank, founding director)
  • Leadership Winston-Salem, First African-American Executive Director
  • Delta Fine Arts Executive Director
Community Service:
  • Society for the Study of Afro American History in Forsyth County
  • Community Leadership Association Board
  • Smithsonian Traveling Advisory Committee for "The Real McCoy, Afro-American Invention and Innovation" exhibition
  • Associates in Christian Counseling Board
  • NC Association of Black Storytellers, fund-raising chair for the National Black Storytellers Festival and Conference.
  • NC Writers Network Board of Directors, chair of statewide conference
  • NC Museum of Art, African-American Acquisition Committee
  • NC Arts Council, Community Development Grants Panel
  • NC School of Math and Science Parents Council
  • WFDD Community Advisory Committee
  • Mt. Zion Adult Day Care Center Advisory Board
  • Winston-Salem Arts Council, Funded Members Grant Panel
  • Salvation Army Girls and Boys Club Advisory Council
  • Reynolds Auditorium Community Advisory Committee
  • Brenner's Children' s Hospital Advisory Board
  • 401 Winston Lake Precinct, Democratic Party Chair
  • HBCU Living Legends Scholarship Gala, Coordinator
  • St. Peter's World Outreach Center, Community  Engagement Vision Leader & member of Music and Arts Ministry


  • Grew up in Reynoldstown neighborhood
  • Attended 14th Street and Diggs Elementary Schools
  • Graduated Anderson Jr. and Sr. High.
  • B.A. Howard University, Business Administration
  • M.A. Duke University, Liberal Studies
Publications and Videos:
  • "Beyond These Walls," video by City of Winston-Salem, writer.
  • "Reynoldstown," video by City of Winston-Salem, featured community historian.
  • "African-American Women 1900-1980," historical calendar for Society for Study of Afro American History in Forsyth County, editor.
  • "African American Neighborhoods to 1970," historical calendar for Society for Study of Afro American History in Forsyth County, editor.

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