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Darrell Hinnant


Kannapolis, NC


Darrell Hinnant was elected to Kannapolis City Council in November 2001 and served as a Councilman until 2013 when he was elected Mayor. His current term as Mayor will expire in 2017. Mr. Hinnant owns and serves as the chief scientific and technology officer for dHinnant Business Solutions, Inc. He started his career as a teacher at Eastern Wayne High School and Wayne Community College. In 1973, he started with Drew Chemical Corp and became a major supplier to Cannon Mills Company. He progressed until he was the regional sales manager for Rollins Environmental Services before serving Governor James Martin as executive director of the North Carolina Hazardous Waste Management Commission. After leaving state government in 1991, he became the chief operating officer of Radiator Specialty Company. Mr. Hinnant went on to become principal consultant and owner of the Hinnant Group, Inc., a marketing and graphic design firm.

Mr. Hinnant serves on the Water and Sewer Authority of Cabarrus County’s Board of Directors. He is involved with his church, Trinity United Methodist, as a Sunday School teacher and has chaired the administrative board, staff parish committee, and finance committee. He has been recognized with the Order of the Longleaf Pine, North Carolina’s highest public service award, presented by Governor James Martin. He’s earned a Senior Management Certificate from DukeUniversity. From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he earned an AB, MAT in Chemistry. He has two children and five grandchildren.

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