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Downtown Raleigh Alliance Staff


Lauren Barnett, Director of Marketing and Communications (919) 821-6976

  • Marketing strategy
  • Design
  • Media and PR 

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

  • Database
  • Office management

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

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

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

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

Bill King, President & CEO, (919) 821-6980

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

Storefront Manager, (919) 821-6977

  • Downtown Pop-Up Grant and Retail Up-Fit Grant administration
  • Prospective business and retail space inquiries
  • Small business support - small business workshops
  • Storefront business tracking

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

  • Organization and accounting operations

Patina Robinson, Events and Placemaking Manager (919) 821-6982

  • Event planning and execution
  • Community activation
  • Placemaking

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

  • Development project tracking
  • Economic and demographic research
  • Mapping, data analysis, and surveying
  • Pedestrian counters and pedestrian reports

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

  • Urban planning and transportation

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

  • Social Media
  • Website
  • Newsletters

Vice President of Engagement and Business Development, (919) 821-6972

  • Corporate relations and strategic partnerships
  • Community and stakeholder engagement
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic marketing, communications and activations