Lee Anne B. Nance

Class of 1983 and 1985, MBA

Poole College of Management

Executive Vice President, Research Triangle Regional Partnership

Lee Anne Nance serves as the Executive Vice President at the Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP), where she manages implementation of the region’s strategic growth plan as well as regional marketing and branding activities. Lee Anne also serves as Managing Director of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC), a program of RTRP.

Prior to joining RTRP in 2009, she worked with the Harnett County Economic Development Commission for eight years, serving as the Marketing Director for two years and the Economic Development Director for six. During her tenure, Harnett County designed and implemented a national marketing and imaging campaign and acquired and developed three certified industrial parks, two industrial facilities, a science and technology campus, a river park and a 1040-acre land trust.

Mrs. Nance began her career in the corporate world as a software analyst with the research and development division of Citicorp, where she received the Citicorp Service Excellence Award for outstanding performance. Following this, she worked in industry while serving as the national Marketing Communications Director of the Telecommunications Division of Raychem Corporation. She also was the Marketing and Strategy Officer of Service Design Associates, Inc., an enterprise software development firm.

Mrs. Nance received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Economics from North Carolina State University, where she was inducted into the Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Fraternity in recognition of high scholastic achievement in the field of economics.

Mrs. Nance serves as a member of the executive board of the North Carolina China Council and the Smart Cities Council. She is a member of the North Carolina Economic Developers Association and the International Economic Development Council.