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Mission Statement

The NC FreeEnterprise Foundation (NCFREE) is the premier research organization in the state providing non-partisan analysis of the political landscape and its impact on North Carolina’s business environment.

Anna Beavon Gravely

Executive Director

Anna Beavon Gravely is the Executive Director of the North Carolina FreeEnterprise Foundation, a non-partisan research organization that works to understand trends and inform decision making. NCFREE is a leader in connecting the dots for North Carolina’s political landscape and business growth.

Gravely joined the organization in 2019, after serving as the North Carolina Deputy State Director and Spokesperson for Americans for Prosperity (AFP). She has advanced several successful state-based issue campaigns for organizations including Generation Opportunity, Americans for Prosperity Foundation, and North Carolina Family Action.

Well-recognized for her natural ability to lead, Gravely is a strategic thinker, trusted visionary, and savvy challenge of the status quo.

She is a regular panelist on NC Spin and has been a guest on Carolina Business Review, Carolina Journal radio, and WPTF. Her thought leadership has also appeared in the Raleigh News and Observer, Charlotte Observer, Greensboro News and Record, and The North State Journal.

Gravely is a graduate of Meredith College; she holds a degree in Political Science, Writing, and Ethics. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Board of Directors

Tracy
Kimbrell

Chairperson

Parker Poe
Raleigh

Mike
Carpenter

First Vice Chair

NC Home Builders Association
Raleigh

Jake
Parker

Second Vice Chair

NC Farm Bureau
Raleigh

Murchison
‘Bo’ Biggs

K. M. Biggs, Inc.

Lumberton

William S.
Brown

Brown & Wood Pontiac Cadillac GMC

Greenville

Elizabeth
Robinson

NC Retail Merchants Association
Raleigh

Jay
Rouse

NC Association of Electric Cooperatives

Raleigh

Joe
Stewart

IIANC

Raleigh

George
Teague

Nelson Mullins

Raleigh

Cady
Thomas

Focus Public Affairs
Raleigh

Susan
Vick

Fetzer Strategic Partners

Raleigh

Ryan
Minto

Duke Energy

Raleigh

Drew
Elliot

ElectriCities

Raleigh

Grant
Brooks

SAS

Cary

Cindy
Morgan

Spectrum Reach

Cary

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