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Board Members

Leon Cox, Chair
General Manager, Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

Niall Hanley, Vice Chair
Owner, Hibernian Hospitality

Mike Smith, Treasurer
President, Kane Realty Corporation

Mark Zimmerman, Secretary
General Manager, Aloft Raleigh

Dan Freeland, Immediate Past Chair
Regional Vice President of Operations, Concord Hospitality

Eric Dorfman, Ph.D., Board Member
Director & CEO, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Valerie Hillings, Ph.D., Board Member
Director & CEO, North Carolina Museum of Art

Sandi Macdonald, Board Member
President & CEO, North Carolina Symphony

Jay Mahan, Board Member
President & CEO, Davidson and Jones Hotel Corporation

Sharat Nagaraj, Board Member

Rebecca Quinn-Wolf, Board Member
Vice President & Director of Client & Community Relations, PNC Bank

Julie Smith, Board Member
Assistant Vice Chancellor, External Affairs, Partnerships, & Economic Development, North Carolina State University

Vickie Adamson, Wake County Board of Commissioners Liaison

Jonathan Melton, Raleigh City Council Liaison

Jeff Merritt, Centennial Authority Liaison

Kerry Painter, CVE, CMP, CEM, Convention Center Commission Liaison

Jack W. Smith, Town of Cary Liaison