Government

  • Four-term at large Raleigh City Councilor
  • Chair of Law & Public Safety Committee; member of Communications & Technology Committee
  • City’s representatives to the Triangle Transit Authority
  • Former member of the Budget & Economic Development Committee, Public Works Committee, and Comprehensive Planning Committee
  • Former representative to the Metro Mayor’s Coalition and liaison to the NC State Legislature

Professional

  • 25+ years experience in communications, marketing, branding and business development
  • Executive Director, Holt Brothers Foundation / Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Holt Brothers Inc. (founded by NFL and NC State football stars Terrence and Torry Holt)
  • Founded Baldwin Communications, a communications consulting firm, in 2008, working with clients in the areas of higher education, innovation and economic development
  • Previous employment includes: Director of Marketing at Stewart Engineering; Assistant Branch Manager at Mulkey Engineers & Consultants; Director of Corporate Communications & Community Relations at the NHL Carolina Hurricanes and Executive Director of the team’s Kids ‘n Community Foundation; Director of Communications at the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; Director of Public Relations at Carolina Physicians Health Plan
  • Started career as journalist and newspaper editor

Community

  • Co-founder / former director of Innovate Raleigh, a catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship in our region
  • Member,  Advisory Board of Triangle Family Services; Member, Board Development Committee, Frankie Lemmon School
  • Former Chair of the Business Friends Council for the NC Museum of Art; Former member of the board of directors of Artsplosure, Communities in Schools of Wake County, and the American Lung Association
  • Former PTA volunteer

Personal

  • Married to Jim Baldwin; daughter, Lauren, and son-in-law Sebastian
  • Former caretaker for my 92-year-old mom
  • Raleigh resident for 26 years
  • Dog mom to a 10-pound Morkie, Jack Bauer, named after the star of the TV show, “24," and rescue dog Charlie
  • Interests include skiing, golf, reading, cooking for family and friends, staying in shape at FlyWheel and Pure Barre, and walking my dogs