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2024 DRA Board of Directors

Officers and Executive Committee

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Paulette Dillard, Board Chair
President, Shaw University

Skip Hill, Board Vice Chair / Chair-elect 
Sr. Vice President and Raleigh Market Leader, Highwoods Properties, Inc.

David Meeker, Immediate Past Board Chair
Owner, Trophy Brewing and Carpenter Development

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

Britt Thomas, Board Secretary

Chief Activation Officer, Marbles Kids Museum

Bo Dempster

Bo Dempster, Board Legal Counsel
Partner, Poyner Spruill LLP

Tia McLaurin, At-Large Member
Downtown Resident (511 Faye)

Mike Munn, At-Large Member
CEO, McAdams Company

Bill King, President and CEO*
Downtown Raleigh Alliance



Nicholle Allen-Steele
Partner, K&L Gates

Mary-Ann Baldwin
Mayor, City of Raleigh*

Monica Barnes
Community Affairs and Programming Director, ABC11 

Tiffany Barrier
Sr. Vice President, CBRE | Raleigh

Natalie Batten
Managing Director, Accenture

Chris Budnick
Executive Director, Healing Transitions

Pete Byers
General Manager, AC Hotel Raleigh Downtown

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

Janet Cowell
President and CEO, Dix Park Conservancy*

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

David Ellis
County Manager, Wake County*

Johnny Hackett
CEO, Black Dollar Corp.

Yvette Holmes
CEO, Southeast Raleigh Promise

Charlie Ibarra
Owner, The Cortez, Cuya, and Jose and Sons

Carly Jones
President and CEO, Artspace

Maggie Kane
Executive Director, A Place at the Table

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

Matt Lilley
Regional Associate Branch Director, Alexander and Poyner YMCAs

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*

Derrick Remer
District Manager Government and Community Relations, Duke Energy

Gregg Sandreuter
Managing Partner, HM Partners

Mike Smith
President, Kane Realty Corporation

Felicia Trujillo
Founder, Food Seen, The Lotus Room, and The Kitchen

Zac Vuncannon
Global Holdings Management Group

Jason Widen
Founder, Blue Co.

Emily Williams
Vice President, Community Relations Manager, Truist