Research Triangle Regional Partnership Vice President Named to BIO Committee

Research Triangle Region, N.C. (January 31, 2011) - Debbie Lilly, vice president of client services for the Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP), has been named to the 2011 Community Relations Committee for the BIO International Convention.

BIO, the premier global event for the life sciences industry, will be held this year in Washington, D.C., June 27-30.

The community relations committee's role is to develop and coordinate strategies and activities that ensure the host region is informed and supportive of the convention and raise awareness about the number of national and international delegates traveling to the event as well as both the short- and long-term benefits of hosting it.

Lilly, a nationally certified economic developer, joined RTRP in January 1997. She previously worked five years as vice president of Moore County Economic Development Corp. She is an active member of the N.C. Economic Developer's Association, International Economic Development Council and Southern Economic Development Council. Raised in Pinebluff, N.C., Lilly received her associate degree from Sandhills Community College and is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.

The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) is a public-private partnership that coordinates economic development for the Research Triangle Region, home of The Research Triangle Park and the 13 central-North Carolina counties of Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake and Warren. For more information, visit