Mary-Ann Baldwin joins Barnhill’s Building Group as Director of Business Development for our Triangle and Streamline Divisions. Mary-Ann will work closely with our leadership team to develop strategy, cultivate external relationships and lead marketing efforts to elevate our business and project acquisition performance. Before joining Barnhill, Mary-Ann served for eight years as a Vice President at Holt Brothers Construction and as Executive Director of the Holt Brothers Foundation, which supports children who have a parent with cancer. She serves on the Wake Tech Foundation Board and on the Board of Trustees for William Peace University, as well as the Governor’s Entrepreneurship Council.
From 2007 until 2017, she served as an at large Raleigh City Councilor, having been elected to five terms. She was elected Mayor of Raleigh in 2019 and began her term of service in December. She is known as an advocate for housing affordability, transit, and innovation and entrepreneurship. Additionally, she is the co-founder of two non-profits – Youth Thrive, which focuses on student success and Innovate Raleigh, which serves as a catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship in our region.
Mary-Ann started her career as a journalist after graduating from the University of Rhode Island, her home state. In the past, she has served as a marketing / communications professional in health care, professional sports (Carolina Hurricanes), economic development organizations and professional services.