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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
Sr. Manager, Business Transformation, Citrix

David Meeker, Secretary
Owner, Carpenter Real Estate

Bo Dempster

Bo Dempster, Legal Counsel
Partner, Poyner Spruill LLP

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



DeLisa Alexander
Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer, Red Hat

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

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 Fields 
Owner, V.K. Fields & Co.

Jim Greene*
Assistant City Manager, City of Raleigh

Tyler Helikson
Co-Founder, Happy + Hale

Skip Hill
Vice President and Division Manager, Highwoods Properties

Isaac Horton
Founder, Oak City Fish & Chips

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

Sean Malone*
President and CEO, Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy

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
Director, Business Development, Vice President, Stewart

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