RTRP’s Chief Operating Officer Lee Anne B. Nance Starts New Venture

RESEARCH TRIANGLE REGION, N.C. (June 10, 2016) -- The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) today announced that its Chief Operating Officer (COO), Lee Anne B. Nance, is leaving the organization on June 30, 2016 to start her own consulting practice. Ms. Nance has served RTRP since 2009, managing the implementation of the region’s strategic growth plan as well as regional marketing and branding activities. Before assuming the role of COO, Ms. Nance served as Executive Vice President and as the founding director of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC), a program of RTRP.

“It has been an honor to work closely with businesses, educational institutions and government organizations to create economic opportunity and foster the innovation and collaboration that have put us at the top of all those “Best places to live and work” lists,” said Ms. Nance. “I’m excited to continue to work with economic development and corporate clients in my new practice.”   

“Lee Anne has done a great job of cultivating economic opportunity and guiding the strategic direction for the Research Triangle Region,” said Gary Joyner, chairman of the RTRP Board of Directors. “Her ability to create collaboration and engagement among high-performing, technology-based companies and her passion for marketing the region have led to innovation and business growth. We’re delighted that we will be one of her first clients.”

About the Research Triangle Regional Partnership

The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) leads economic development for the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. RTRP works to generate competitive advantage and economic growth for member counties and investors. For more information, visit or follow @TriangleRegion.


Gary Joyner