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Board of Directors

Big things are happening downtown.

Downtown Roanoke, Inc is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of 22 members representing retail, restaurant, professional, industrial businesses, and property owners in downtown Roanoke and the Roanoke region of Virginia.

Don’t miss out on the next big opportunity! Stay up-to-date with everything that’s happening in Downtown Roanoke by getting to know your DRI Board of Directors and attending monthly board meetings as a member. Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. All DRI members are invited to attend.

Please contact the office, 540-342-2028, for time and location.

2016 - 2017 Board of Directors

Executive Committee: 

Chair - Mike Sutton, Blue Eagle Enterprises

Past Chair - Tony Pearman, Access Advertising & PR    

Chair Elect - Bethany Sherman, Cox Communications          

Vice Chair - Bill Poe, Hall Associates, Inc.           

Secretary - Melissa Palmer, chocolatepaper             

Treasurer - Gretchen Beedle, Fink’s Jewelers


Robby Arn, Coca Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

Calvin Barker, BB&T

Tim Bradshaw, Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport

Matt Bullington, Texas Tavern

Beth Doughty, Roanoke Regional Partnership

Steve Lemon, Martin, Hopkins and Lemon

Lolly Quigley, WDBJ7

Mike Hamlar, Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home

Terry Jamerson, The Roanoke Times

Anna Karbassiyoon, Sir Speedy

Robert Ledger, City of Roanoke

Todd Leeson, Gentry Locke

Kim Martin, Martin Farms

Brian Riddle, Advance Auto Parts

Heather Shepardson, Carilion Clinic

Joyce Waugh, Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce

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