Board Members

Mike Smith, Chair
President, Kane Realty Corporation

Mark Zimmerman, Vice Chair
General Manager, Aloft Raleigh

Sharat Nagaraj, Treasurer
President & CEO,

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

Leon Cox, Immediate Past Chair
General Manager, The Westin Raleigh-Durham Airport

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

Sheri Erhart, Board Member
Executive Vice President, CMC Hotels

Niall Hanley, Board Member
Owner, Hibernian Hospitality

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

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

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

Julie B. 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