Rebecca Wyhof Salmon was elected to the Sanford City Council in 2011 and 2015 and serves as Mayor Pro Tem. She serves on Sanford's Appearance Commission and Sanford's Environmental Affairs Board. She is the Vice Chair of the Lee County United Way and serves on the Board of Directors of Friends of Sanford.
She is the Immediate Past Chair of the of the Triangle J Council of Governments and serves on the Rates, Tariff and Legal Review Board of Foreign Trade Zone #93. She was appointed by Governor Cooper in 2018 to serve on the North Carolina Oil and Gas Commission.
Rebecca is the President of Blue Roof Strategies. She brings over 20 years of diverse public and private sector experience to the company. Prior to her position at Blue Roof, she served as the Vice President of the North Carolina Telecommunications Industry Association (NCTIA) as well as the Eastern Rural Telecom Association and the Carolina-Virginias Telephone Membership Association.
Prior to her work at NCTIA, Rebecca served four years as the Communications Director for the Pew Center for Civic Journalism, a national nonprofit based in Washington, DC. Rebecca has also worked with the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium, The City of Fayetteville, NC and the Office of Environmental Security at the Pentagon (DOD).
Rebecca graduated from American University with a B.A. in Political Science and Public Communication. She received her Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership. She is an alumna of Leadership North Carolina - Class XX.