2024 Board of Directors

 

JONATHAN BARFIELD
New Hanover County Commissioners
Wilmington

 


TARIQ SCOTT BOKHARI

Charlotte City Council
Carolina FinTech Hub
Charlotte

 

THE HONORABLE ROBERT H. EDMUNDS, JR.
Fox Rothschild, LLP
Greensboro

 

 

HOLLY GRANGE

Vice President of Business Affairs
Osprey Global Solutions
Wilmington

 

JOHN M. HOOD, Chair
President
The John William Pope Foundation
Raleigh

 

KRISHANA POLITE
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Raleigh

 


ROBIN RAMSEY

Office of Senator Thom Tillis
Asheville

 

 

DODIE B. RENFER
President
Electus Governmental Affairs
Raleigh

 

ZEB SMATHERS
Mayor of Canton
Smathers & Smathers Attorneys at Law
Canton

 

 

JOE STEWART
Vice President – Governmental Affairs
Independent Insurance Agents of NC
Raleigh

 

BRIAN TURNER
Policy Director
Audubon North Carolina
Asheville

 

DON VAUGHAN
Vaughan & Associates
Greensboro

Executive Director

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Brad Young was named the 5th Executive Director in IOPL history in September of 2019. Young is a proud Spring 2015 IOPL Fellow and previously served on the organization’s Board of Directors. In addition to his work in the nonprofit sector, Young also brings experience in both communications and government affairs from his time with the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer and Office of the State Auditor.

A native of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Young is a graduate of NC State University and Campbell University. Young lives in Raleigh with his wife and two daughters.