Focus area chairs

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RTA 2023 chair

Jay Irby 
First Citizens Bank

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Legislation and Policy chair

Julia Wright
Dominion Energy

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Funding and Finance chair

John McGeary
First National Bank

Adrianne Elder

Streets and Intersections chair

Adrianne Elder, PE
Duke Energy

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User Experience / Wayfinding chair

Jim Beley
The Umstead Hotel and Spa

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Rapid Research chair

Kevin Howell
NC State University

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Commerce and Logistics chair

Rob Herman
Lenovo

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Equity and Workforce chair

Scott Ralls
Wake Technical Community College

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Innovative Paradigms chair

Troy Dover
Summit Design and Engineering Services

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System Performance chair

Nate Knuffman
UNC Chapel Hill

Ashley Jones

Growth chair

Ashley Jones
Pinnacle Financial Partners

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Immediate past chair

Harold Hicks
RTI International

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Membership and Marketing chair

Linda Hall
Research Triangle Foundation of NC

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Tourism and Business Travel chair

Dennis Edwards
Greater Raleigh CVB

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Freeways and Regional Blvds chair

Pete Marino
Smith Anderson

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Intercity and Commuter Rail chair

Dave Byerley
Truist

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Real Estate and Mobility chair

John Kane
Kane Realty

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Emerging Technology chair

Chris Cooper
MetLife

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RTA Events chair

Will Letchworth
McAdams

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Risk Management/Resilience chair

Brett LeCheminant
Credit Suisse

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Choices and Tradeoffs chair

Richard Adams
Kimley-Horn

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Sustainability/Environment chair

Sarah Gaskill
FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

2021

Air service and infrastructure chair

Shaylah Nunn Jones
Novo Nordisk

History of RTA Chairs

Current chair: Harold Hicks, RTI International
2021-22: Michael Schoenfeld, Duke University
2019-20: Maeve Gardner, GlaxoSmithKline
2018-19: Geoff Lang, MetLife
2017–18: Bruce Sargent, IBM
2015–17: Steve Brechbiel, QuintilesIMS
2013–15: Ed Paradise, Cisco Systems
2011–13: Clymer Cease, Clark Nexsen
2009–11: Rick Weddle, Research Triangle Park
2008-09, 2011: Jim Captain, Credit Suisse
2007–08: Rusine Mitchell-Sinclair
2006–07: Ed Willingham, First Citizens Bank
2005–06: Joe Freddoso, Cisco Systems
2004–05: Peter Anlyan, Capitol Broadcasting Co.
2003–05: Duane Long, Longistics
2003–04: Bill Shore, GlaxoSmithKline
1999–2003: Smedes York, York Properties
1999–2003: Bob Ingram, GlaxoSmithKline

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