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Vivian Powell

Operations Manager
919-840-7372
vpowell@researchtriangle.org

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board
John Kane, CEO Kane Realty Corporation
PO Box 19107
Raleigh, NC 27619
919-833-7755
919-833-2473 fax
(July 2016- June 2018)

Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina
Liz Rooks, Interim President and CEO The Research Triangle Park
PO Box 12255 RTP, NC 27709
919-433-1660
919-549-8246 fax
(EX OFFICIO)

Chairman-Elect of the Board
Keith Burns*
Member
Nexsen Pruet, PLLC
4141 Parklake avenue, STE 200
Raleigh NC 27612
(919) 653-7835
(919) 5737462 fax
(July 2016-June 2018)

Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
Michael Landguth
Airport Director
RDU Airport Authority
PO Box 80001
RDU Airport, NC 27623
919-840-2100
919-840-0175 fax
(Ex Officio)

Chatham County

Kyle Touchstone*
President
Chatham County EDC
PO Box 1627
Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-542-8274
919-542-8272 fax

Mike Cross
Commissioner
Chatham County
388 Cross Point Road
New Hill, NC 27562
919-774-3309

Mike Donoghue
104 Manly
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919-537-8508

Durham County

Farad Ali
President and CEO
Institute of Minority Economic Development
114 West Parrish Street
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 956-8889
DCOC Board Chair

George Habel
Vice President Durham Bulls Baseball
PO Box 507
Durham, NC 27702
(919) 687-6500
Chair-Elect

Geoff Durham*
President & CEO Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
300 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC 27702
919-682-2133
919-688-8351 fax

Mary Ann Black, MSW, LCSW
Associate VP, Community Affairs Duke University Healthcare System
Box 3701
DUMC
Durham, NC 27710
668-3792

Jay Gibson
General Manager Durham County
120 East Parrish Street Law Building, 1st Floor
Durham, NC 27701
919-560-0735

John L. Atkins
President O'Brien/Atkins Associates
PO Box 12037
RTP, NC 27709
919-941-9000
(Past Chair)

John Geib Manger
Economic & Business Development Duke Energy Carolinas
P.O. Box 21666
Greensboro, NC 27420
336-420-3273

Henry Scherich, Ph.D.
President Measurement Incorporated
423 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701
919-683-2413
919-683-1531 fax

Chris Bell
Central Carolina Region President
SunTrust Bank
512 S. Mangum Street, Ste 3045
Durham, NC 27702-0931
919-381-3215

Franklin County

Richie Duncan*
Director Franklin County EDC
228 Park Avenue
Youngsville, NC 27596
919-554-1863
919-554-1781 fax

Donald Lancaster
Senior VP and Market Executive
Citizens Community Bank
202 N. Main St.
Louisburg, NC 27549
919-729-1116 (office)

Fred Keller
Wake Electric Membership Corporation Manager of Member Services
228 Park Avenue
Youngsville, N.C. 27596
919-863-6316 Office
919-863-6430 Fax

Granville County

Harry Mills
Director Granville County Office of Economic Development
PO Box 26
Oxford, NC 27565
919-693-5911
919-693-1952 fax

David Currin
Granville County Commissioner
Hydro Service and Supplies, Inc.
P.O. Box 12197
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Office: 919 544 3744, ext. 315
Fax: 919 544 5348

Harnett County

Nick Dula
Harnett County Economic Development
P. O. Box 759 (Mail)
102 E. Front Street (Phys)
Lillington, NC 27546
Phone: 910-814-6005
Fax:  910-814-2662

Abe Elmore*
Owner Elmore Furniture Co.
PO BOX 668
DUNN, NC 28335
Phone: 910 892 6011

George Womble
Owner Realty World -- J.E. Womble & Sons
PO Box 1376
Lillington, NC 27546
Phone: 910-893-2289

Johnston County

Chris Johnson
Director Johnston County EDC
PO Box 1179
Smithfield, NC 27577
919-989-5001
919-989-5789 fax

Allen Wellons
Wilkins Wellons & Coats
PO Box 986
Smithfield, NC 27577
919-934-0553
919-934-4613 (fax)

R. Alan Lewis*
Development Partner
The Keith Corporation
5935 Carnegie Boulevard, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28209
704-319-8140 Direct
704-661-7426 Mobile

Lee County

Joy Thrash
CEO Sanford Area Growth Alliance
PO Box 1968
Sanford, NC 27331-1968
919-774-8439
919-775-5410 fax

Donnie Oldham*
Sanford Contractors
628 Rocky Fork Church Road
Sanford, NC 27330
919-775-7882
919-775-4772 fax

Kim Sutton
President Red Wolf
1824 Boone Trail Road
Sanford, NC 27330
(919) 777-2907 ext 102

Person County

Stuart C. Gilbert
Director Person County EDC
PO Box 1581
Roxboro, NC 27573
336-597-1752
336-599-1609 fax

Gordon Powell
Board of Commissioners
299 N. Ridge Circle
Roxboro, NC 27574
336-597-0759

Lauren Wrenn
Uptown Development
PO Box 128
Roxboro, NC 27573
336-322-6008

Wake County

Gregory A. Winkler
Senior VP Regional Business Banking Market
Wells Fargo
Triangle East NC Region
MAC D0182-062
150 Fayetteville Street
Suite 600
Raleigh, NC 27601
DCOC board Chair

James F. Goodmon, Jr.
Vice President & General Manager
CBC New Media Group, LLC
2619 Western Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27606
919-821-8605

Adrienne Cole
RTRP Secretary (2017-2018)
Wake County Economic Development
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 2978
Raleigh, NC 27602
919-664-7041
919-664-7099 fax

Kari Stoltz*
President, Triangle Market
NC Bank of America NC9-400-17-03
4242 Six Forks Road, 17th Floor
Raleigh, NC 27609
919-829-6524
919-829-6604 fax

W. Kyle Greer
Vice President - Economic Development
Cary Chamber of Commerce
307 N. Academy Street
Cary, NC 27513
Office: 919-319-4281
Fax: 919-469-2375

Don Donadio
Managing Partner Womble
Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
PO Box 831
Raleigh, NC 27602
919-755-2102
919-755-2150 fax

Don McCorquodale
Government Relations
SAS Institute, Inc.
100 SAS Campus Drive
Cary, NC 27513
P: 919.531.1262
Fax: 919.677.4444

Jim Hansen*
RTRP Tresurer (2016-2018) Regional President - Eastern Carolinas PNC
301 Fayetteville Street, Ste 1000
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 835-0135

Warren County

Ken Bowman
Executive Director Warren County EDC
PO Box 804
Warrenton, NC 27589
252-257-3114
252-257-2277 fax

Robert Davie
Town of Warrenton
PO Box 281
Warrenton, NC 27589
252-257-1122 Office

Brady Martin
Halifax Electric Membership Corporation
Warren County District Office
1878 Highway
158 East P. O. Box 15
Macon, NC 27551

Wilson County

Jennifer Lantz
Wilson Economic Development Council
PO Box 728
Wilson, NC 27894-0728 O.
(252) 237-1115
M. (252) 315-4726
F. (252) 237-1116

Will Farris*
Farris and Farris
PO Box 2727
Wilson, NC 27894-2727
O. (252) 291-1000
M. (252) 292-2471
F. (252) 291-8826

Jack Wiggins
Towe Insurance
PO Box 1369
Wilson, NC 27894-1369
O. (252) 237-5361
M. (252) 230-3745
F. (252) 237-1564

At-Large Members for 2015-2016 - Appointed by the Chair

Ed White*
Chairman/CEO Field2Base, Inc.
1116 Silver Oaks Court
Raleigh, NC 27614
919-280-6070
(2016-2017)

Randy Brodd*
Dixon Hughes PLLC Managing Member – Easter Region
2501 Blue Ridge Road, STE 500
Raleigh, NC 27607
919-301-6799
(2016-2017)