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Destination 2028 Blue Ribbon Task Force

The Blue Ribbon Task Force oversees implementation of the Wake County Destination Strategic Plan.

Members include:

  • Harvey Schmitt—President Emeritus; Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce (Chair)
  • Shelia Ahler—Retired; Cherry Bekaert
  • Kacie Fore—Duke Energy Corporation
  • Jim Hansen—PNC
  • Thomas “Skip” Hill III—Highwoods Properties
  • Kevin Howell—North Carolina State University
  • Aly Khalifa—Designbox
  • Geoff Lang—MetLife
  • Charles Meeker—Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein
  • Doyle Parrish—Summit Hospitality Group, Ltd.
  • Orage Quarles III—Retired; The News & Observer
  • Sepi Saidi—SEPI Engineering & Construction
  • Nate Spilker—Veeva Systems
  • Richard Stevens—Smith Anderson