Ruth Ann Suttle
Ruth Ann Suttle has served the citizens of North Carolina through her employments with the Burke County Courts, the NC School for the Deaf (NCSD), and the NC Department of Corrections. Now a self-employed insurance agent, Ms. Suttle serves on the boards of NCSD Foundation and Smart Start. She also served on the Burke County Board of Commissioners from 2002 to 2010, chairing the board from 2008 to 2009. As a retiree from the state, Ms. Suttle received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award. She and husband, John, are the parents of David Hembree of Lenoir and Brittany Suttle Johnson of Raleigh.