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Greater Raleigh Chamber Names New Executive Committee

Posted September 18, 2006

— A slate of new members will assume control of the executive committee at the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 1.

Ronald Winwright Jr., tax managing director at RSM McGladrey, is the new chair.

Frank Holding Jr., president of First Citizens Bank, is the chair elect.

Other members include:

Immediate Past Chair"

Lee Youngblood, Corporate Financial Services Manager, Branch Banking & Trust Company

Past Chair:

Fred N. Day IV, President and CEO, Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc.

Past Chair:

Billie Redmond, President, Coldwell Banker Commercial TradeMark Properties

Treasurer:

William K. Atkinson II, President and CEO, WakeMed Health & Hospitals

General Counsel:

Joseph "Bo" Dempster Jr., Managing Partner, Poyner & Spruill LLP Attorneys-at-Law

Communications Vice Chair:

Phil Zachary, Executive Vice President and COO, Curtis Media Group

Economic Development Vice Chair:

Jeff Stocks, President and CEO, Manpower

Education Vice Chair:

Richard McNeel, President and CEO, LORD Corporation

Government Affairs Vice Chair:

Lynne Garrison, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Membership Services Vice Chair:

Sepideh Asefnia, President, SEPI Engineering Group, Inc.

Small Business Vice Chair:

Erika A. Mangrum, Iatria Day Spa

Membership Development Vice Chair :

J. Frank Tart, Regional President, Commercial Markets, RBC Centura

At Large Members:

Philip Freelon, AIA/President, The Freelon Group; Rick Guirlinger, Treasurer, General Parts; Willy Stewart, President and CEO, Stewart Engineering; and Harvey Schmitt, President and CEO, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

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