The 2012 competition judges included five past parade chairs and esteemed Winston-Salem Jaycee senators (life-time members). Judges were seated on an elevated platform on the corner of Trade and Fourth Streets. Parade entries may pause for up to 60 seconds in front of the judges’ platform for a performance or display. Competition winners will receive a trophy to display at their business for the year following the parade.
Meet the Judges:
Steve Eller – 2001 Parade Chair and JCI Senator
Steve Eller was President of the Winston Salem Jaycees in 2002, followed by his role as VP for the NC Jaycees in 2005. Mr. Eller was also a JCI Senator 65073 and continues to be a great presence in our chapter, organizing events like the Astronauts/60’s Party. He has worked in marketing and recently owned his own business before taking a job as a corporate writer for Inmar in Winston-Salem.
Elliot Fus – 2010 Parade Co-Chair
Elliot Fus is a litigation attorney with Blanco Tackabery. He moved to Winston-Salem in 1994 to attend law school at Wake Forest and became a Jaycee in 1997. He is a longtime Holiday Parade volunteer, was co-chair of the 2009 Parade, and oversaw the 2010 Parade as Community Relations Director for the Jaycees. His Jaycee career also includes serving as volunteer Legal Counsel to the Winston-Salem and N.C. Jaycees. He is currently a board member for the Winston-Salem Jaycees Foundation, which assists the Jaycees in charitable fundraising. Elliot is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Winston-Salem. He and his wife Yvonne have two sons, Alex and Robbie.
Carmen Miller – JCI Senator
Carmen Miller has been an active member of the Winston-Salem since 2005 where she has served in many leadership roles, including Chapter President of the Jaycees in 2009. By serving in these positions, she has networked with many fellow Young Professionals, volunteered in numerous community service projects, met and collaborated with local community leaders all the while fostering her leadership skills. When not moonlighting as a Jaycee, she is a Project Manager at BEM Interactive in Greensboro, NC.
Derrick Webb – JCI Senator
Derrick Webb served as President of the Winston-Salem Jaycees in 2005. In addition to being President, he served in several board positions (Director, Vice President of Community Development, Chairman of the Board) in the Jaycee chapters in Winston-Salem and Durham for about 6 years in the 2000s. For his leadership in the community, he was one of 40 individuals recognized as a top leader under 40 in the Triad in 2005. He has also received various awards and recognitions as a Jaycee member. Currently, he is Junior Chamber International Senator. In the last 3 years, he served as Treasurer at West Forsyth Christian Preschool (his daughters’ preschool). He is a board member on the Winston-Salem Jaycees Foundation. He is a Lead Investment Manager in the Portfolio Services Group at Wells Fargo. Derrick is married to Natalie and has 2 daughters. He enjoys jogging and spending time with his family.