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Downtown Raleigh Alliance Staff


Chase Bullock, Safety Manager, (919) 821-6978

  • Leadership to security staff
  • Manage safety operations

Roxanne Coffey, Office Manager, (919) 821-6971

  • Database
  • Office management

Nicole DrakeEvents Project Manager, (919) 821-6982

  • Event planning and execution
  • Community activation
  • Placemaking

Courtney Fugate, Storefront Manager, (919) 821-6977

  • Downtown Storefront Upfit Grant administration
  • Pop-Up Shops at Martin Street program administration
  • Prospective business and retail space inquiries
  • Small business support and small business workshops
  • Storefront business tracking

Will Gaskins, Vice President of Economic Development and Planning, (919) 821-6988

  • Economic development and policy advocacy
  • Transportation and urban planning
  • State of Downtown Report

Kimberley Jones, Special Assistant, (919) 821-6975

  • Downtown Banner Program
  • Fayetteville Street Stars & Stripes Program
  • Ambassador Program

Bill King, President & CEO, (919) 832-1231

  • Executive Leadership
  • Organizational Planning and Strategic Partnerships
  • Corporate Fundraising
  • Downtown Vision Plan

Liz Martini, Director of Operations and Finance (919) 821-6973

  • Organization and accounting operations

Lucy McInnis, Director of Events and Business Development, (919) 821-6972

  • Fundraising and Investor Relations
  • Community and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Public Realm and Public Art
  • Annual State of Downtown Raleigh

Ileana Rodriguez, Interim Director of Communications (919) 821-6976

  • Marketing strategy
  • Design
  • Media and PR 

Gabriel Schumacher, Research Manager, (919) 821-6981

  • Development project tracking
  • Economic and demographic research
  • Reports, data analysis, and surveying

Mary Sell, Planning and Transportation Manager (919) 821-6983

  • Transportation and urban planning
  • Pedestrian counters and pedestrian reports
  • Mapping

Xenna Smith, Digital Communications Manager, (919) 821-6986

  • Social Media
  • Website
  • Newsletters