Elizabeth Tracy, Director of Community Development, HQ Raleigh
Liz Tracy is the Director of Community Development at HQ Raleigh and a facilitator for both the ThinkHouse and Citrix-Red Hat Accelerator programs. Liz brings international experience in community development and public outreach to her role as Community Director. She has coordinated international leadership and social entrepreneurship programs in Panama, started and run a nationally-recognized jewelry company and last year was selected by the U.S. State Department as the adult mentor for an entrepreneurship program in Central Europe for high school students. Originally from California, Liz has lived in the Triangle for the past two years.
Grady Slane, Product Marketing Manager, Citrix
Grady Slane is a product marketing manager at Citrix. He is a graduate of Duke University and joined ShareFile in 2010, prior to its acquisition by Citrix. He is a cofounder of one of two internal teams participating in the Citrix Innovators Program.
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Michelle Harper, CEO, Akili
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DeLisa Alexander, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Red Hat
DeLisa Alexander serves as the executive vice president and chief people officer of Red Hat, leading the organization responsible for global human resources including Red Hat® University. The organization’s mission is to be a strategic partner to the business in acquiring, developing, and retaining talent and to enhance the Red Hat culture and talent brand. Red Hat has been recognized as one of the best places to work in multiple publications around the globe.
Alexander received a “Women in Business” executive award from the Triangle Business Journal in 2010. She serves on the executive committee for the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), the board of directors for Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the board of advisers for the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Bull City Ventures, NC State University Poole College of Management, Soar, and Innovate Raleigh.
Alexander joined Red Hat in 2001 and served in the office of general counsel until mid 2006, most recently as assistant general counsel and assistant secretary. During this time, Alexander was responsible for equity and executive compensation, and trademark, copyright, and employment matters. Alexander also advised the company’s management and board of directors on securities and corporate governance.
Prior to joining Red Hat, Alexander was associated with the law firm Kilpatrick Stockton where she focused on mergers, acquisitions, venture capital, and intellectual property licensing. She started her career as a judicial clerk for the Honorable William B. Chandler, chancellor of the renowned Delaware Court of Chancery.