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Janet Cowell

Former N.C. State Treasurer and New Republic Partners Board Member

Janet Cowell Leads the Development of Raleigh’s “Central Park”

Using Her Finance Skills to Drive Change

By Emmy Lou J. Burchette

On a blustery afternoon, I had the chance to sit down with Janet Cowell, chief executive officer of the Dix Park Conservancy in Raleigh, amidst the park’s flowering landscape. I was eager to learn how and why this Wharton MBA and former North Carolina state treasurer took the helm of an expansive, historic park now run as a public-private partnership.
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