The Raleigh Chamber is proud to serve as a connector for our business community. We sit at the crossroads of several critical initiatives — economic development; public policy; transportation; talent; diversity, equity, and inclusivity; support of member businesses and industries, and more.
We owe a great deal of our success to the support and leadership of our Executive Committee and Board of Directors. These volunteer business leaders are tirelessly committed to the success of our business community, and give their time and expertise to ensure our region remains one of the best places to live and work in the nation.
Over the last year, our teams worked together to generate and maintain incredible momentum. That work resulted in remarkable and sustainable accomplishments.
“Collaboration is that thing that makes greater Raleigh so special, and it’s the key to our success. Working closely together with leaders from the business community is what enables us to stay ahead of the needs of our region, and we are grateful for their commitment and support.”
– Adrienne Cole, President & CEO, Raleigh Chamber
The Chamber and its staff are grateful for the dedication and commitment of its 2020/21 Executive Committee and Board of Directors, especially for its leadership through a particularly trying year. As we begin a new fiscal year on Oct. 1, we are excited to continue to lead with purpose and collaborate with successful business leaders in our region.
The Executive Committee and Board of Directors represent a variety of industries across our membership and will work closely with the Chamber over the next year on initiatives to further our mission of building a thriving regional economy, enhancing the community’s quality of life, and strengthening member businesses.
Executive Committee 2021/22
Kevin Howell, NC State University
Chair of the Board
Daniel Cahill, Poyner Spruill LLP
Jim Hansen, PNC
Past Chair, 2018/19
Tim Humphrey, IBM Corporation
Lee Anne Nance, Stewart
Vice Chair, Wake County Economic Development
Cheryl Parquet, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Vice Chair, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity
Charles Royal, Wells Fargo
Beth Tyner Jones, Womble Bond Dickinson
Sophia Wajnert, Credit Suisse
Jason Widen, Raleigh Founded
Vice Chair, Innovate Raleigh
Pat Wilkins, Gallagher
Vice Chair, Campaign 2022
Julia Wright, Dominion Energy
Vice Chair, Government Affairs
Board of Directors 2021/22
NC State University
Poyner Spruill LLP
Immediate Past Chair
The Nautical Group
First Citizens Bank
Pepsi Bottling Ventures
Fox Rothschild LLP
North State Bank
Lee Anne Nance
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Dr. Brian C. Ralph, Ph. D
– Kevin Howell, Vice Chancellor for External Affairs, Partnerships and Economic Development, NC State University
Your Chamber depends on you! Get involved. Spread the word. Lead with purpose.
There are opportunities for organizations of every size. From development for young professionals to networking opportunities and resources for business leaders — there is always a chance to grow and connect.
It is working together that we will keep the Greater Raleigh region great, and help us continue to lead with purpose into the year ahead.