Blazing New Trails with Adrienne Cole
The first female President and CEO of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Adrienne Cole, will share her personal journey on blazing new trails as a women in economic development and leading the Chamber, as well as the champions she’s met along the way.
She’ll give an overview of the Chamber and dive more deeply into economic development and the Chamber’s focus on diversity and inclusion, including the launch of the Triangle DEI Alliance, support for business friendly public policy, and more that helps make our region one of the best to live, work, and play.
As president and CEO of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Adrienne Cole head the Triangle’s largest non-profit business membership organization representing two-thirds of the private sector employment in Wake County.
Previously, Adrienne served as the Chamber’s senior vice president of Economic Development and executive director of Wake County Economic Development where she led her team to recruit new businesses, support existing industries, market Wake County and the Triangle region and help companies attract and retain the talent needed to grow and thrive.
In her current role, Adrienne and the Raleigh Chamber work to create a thriving economy, support business friendly public policy, encourage investments in transportation and education infrastructure, foster entrepreneurship and grow Wake County’s future leaders.
Adrienne is a graduate of Meredith College and received a master’s degree in public administration from Appalachian State University. Adrienne and her husband Walt, live in Raleigh and have three children.