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Board of Directors

Big things are happening downtown.

Downtown Roanoke, Inc is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of 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 bi-monthly board meetings as a member. Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every other month.

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

2022 - 2023 Board of Directors

Executive Committee: 

Chair - Paul Phillips, Freedom First Credit Union

Past Chair - Todd Leeson, Gentry Locke   

Chair Elect - Brian Wells, The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

Vice Chair - Matt Pumo, WDBJ7

Vice Chair - Robert Jaeger, The Candy Store

Secretary - Tim Belcher, Rolling Meadows Farms           

Treasurer - Nadra Scott, Mel Wheeler, Inc.


Christopher Alie, Coca Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated

Kimberly Braswell, Member One Federal Credit Union

Duke Baldridge, Dominion Risk Advisors

Larry Jackson, AEP

Jessica Johnson, Thalhimer

R. Neal Keesee, Jr., Woods Rodgers

Olivia King - Mast General Store

Rob Lindstrom, Alcova Mortgage

Tony Pearman, Access Advertising - Ex-Officio Member

Paula Powers, Power School Group

Chief Sam Roman, Roanoke City Police Department - Ex-Officio Member

Rhonda Shannon, Carilion Clinic

Billy Siple, Alcova Mortgage

Stacy Vest, Cox Communications

Joyce Waugh, Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce - Ex-Officio Member