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2020 DRA Board of Directors

Officers and Executive Committee

Pam Blondin

Pam Blondin, Chair
Owner, Deco Raleigh

Leon Cox, Chair-elect / Treasurer
General Manager, Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

Neil Gray

Neil Gray, Immediate Past Chair
CEO, JDavis

Bo Dempster

Joseph ′Bo′ Dempster, Jr., Legal Counsel
Partner, Poyner Spruill

Maggie Kane, Secretary
Executive Director, A Place at the Table

David Meeker, At-Large
Owner, Carpenter Real Estate, LLC

Hayley Morton, At-Large
Sr. Manager, Business Transformation, Citrix

Brian Ralph, At-Large
President, William Peace University

Bill King, President and CEO*
Downtown Raleigh Alliance


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

Will Barfield
President and CEO, Barfield Revenue Consulting

Monica Barnes
Community Affairs and Programming Director, ABC11 News

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

Sondra Collins
Sr. Vice President, Mortgage Community Outreach, North State Bank

Stephen De May
State President - North Carolina, Duke Energy

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

Paulette Dillard
President, Shaw University

Chris Dillon*
Deputy County Manager, Wake County

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

Denny Edwards*
President and CEO, Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

Jim Greene*
Assistant City Manager, City of Raleigh

Tyler Helikson
Co-Founder, Happy + Hale

Isaac Horton
Founder, Oak City Fish & Chips

Charlie Ibarra
Owner, Jose and Sons and The Cortez

Robby Lawson
Downtown Resident / 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

Larry Miller
Downtown Resident / President, Glenwood South Neighborhood Collaborative

Brian O'Haver
Associate Vice President, Stewart

Mike Smith
President and CEO, Kane Realty Corporation

Nicole Stewart*
City Councilor, City of Raleigh

Doug Warf
Chief Marketing Officer, MDO Holdings and O2 Fitness Clubs

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

Susan Woodson
Owner and Artist, Moondog Fine Arts