Staff:

Ashley Melzer | Marketing + Operations Manager


Board of Directors:

Terri Lomax | VP of Discovery-Science-Technology | RTI International

Derrick Minor | Innovation & Entrepreneurship Manager | City of Raleigh

Karl Rectanus | Co-Founder & CEO | Lea(R)n

Anita Watkins | Director of Rex Strategic Innovations | Rex Health Ventures

Jason Widen | Co-founder + Executive Director | HQ Raleigh


Advisory Board:

Megan Anderson | Sustainability Manager | City of Raleigh

Mary-Ann Baldwin | VP / Executive Director | Holt Brothers Construction

Will Barfield | President & CEO | Barfield Revenue Consulting

Emily Diaz | Director, Customer Onboarding & Relationships | 15Five

Robert Doreauk | Regional Director - External Affairs | AT&T

Ravila Gupton | President & CEO | Council for Entrepreneurial Development

Michael Haley | Executive Director | Wake County Economic Development

Owen Jordan | Photographer + Writer | Owen S. Jordan Photography

Awamary Khan | EVP + CFO | Carolina Small Business Development Fund

Sharat Nagaraj | President & CEO | Celito.net

Tom Rabon | Chairman and Partner | New Kind

Stacey Rodriguez | District Manager | Wells Fargo

Lewis Sheats | Assistant Vice Provost & Executive Director | NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic

Sean Patrick Tario | Founder & CEO | Open Spectrum

Grace Ueng | Founder | Savvy Growth