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2021 DRA Board of Directors

Officers and Executive Committee

Leon Cox, Chair
General Manager, Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

Brian Ralph, Vice Chair/Chair-elect
President, William Peace University

Pam Blondin

Pam Blondin, Immediate Past Chair 
Owner, Deco Raleigh

Hayley Morton, Treasurer

David Meeker, Secretary
Owner, Trophy Brewing and Carpenter Development

Bo Dempster

Bo Dempster, Legal Counsel
Partner, Poyner Spruill LLP

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Paulette Dillard, At-Large
President, Shaw University

Maggie Kane, At-Large
Executive Director, A Place at the Table

Bill King, President and CEO*
Downtown Raleigh Alliance



Will Barfield
President and CEO, Barfield Revenue Consulting

Monica Barnes
Community Affairs and Programming Director, ABC11 

Adrienne Cole*
President and CEO, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Janet Cowell*
President and CEO, Dix Park Conservancy

Stephen De May
North Carolina President, Duke Energy

Allyson Dickens
Sr. VP and Group Manager for Eastern Carolina, PNC

Chris Dillon*
Deputy County Manager, Wake County

Robert Doreauk
Regional Director - External Affairs, AT&T North Carolina

Denny Edwards*
Executive Director, Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

Valerie K. Fields 
Founder, PR PROS

Neil Gray
CEO, JDavis

Tyler Helikson
Co-Founder, Happy + Hale

Skip Hill
Vice President and Division Manager, Highwoods Properties, Inc.

Isaac Horton
Founder, Oak City Fish & Chips

Butch Humphrey
Global Sr. Manager for Real Estate, Red Hat

Charlie Ibarra
Owner, The Cortez and Jose and Sons 

Robby Lawson
Downtown Resident (The Dawson) / Partner, Williams Mullen

Matt Lilley
Regional Associate Branch Director, Alexander and Poyner YMCAs

Joe Meir
President, Blue Ridge Realty, Inc.

Carlton Midyette III
Downtown Resident (The Hudson)

Larry Miller
Downtown Resident (510 Glenwood) / President, Glenwood South Neighborhood Collaborative

Brian O'Haver
Market Development, Interior Elements

Evan Raleigh*
Assistant City Manager, City of Raleigh

Mike Smith
President, Kane Realty Corporation

Nicole Stewart*
City Councilor, City of Raleigh

Doug Warf
President, MDO Holdings and O2 Fitness Clubs

Jason Widen
Co-Founder, Raleigh Founded and Revgen, Inc.

Susan Woodson
Owner, Moondog Fine Arts