RALEIGH (WTVD) --Adrienne Cole has been named first female president and CEO of the Greater Raleigh Chamber.
Cole accepted the position on Monday after a unanimous vote by members of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee.
The committee said it feels as the first female president, she will bring a "fresh perspective to our proud 129 year history."
Cole recently served as the Chamber's senior vice president of Economic Development and executive director of Wake County Economic Development.
She is a longtime Raleigh resident.
According to the Board of Directors, Cole brings a deep knowledge of the market, statewide experience as an economic development leader, and a history of collaboration with the business community and other groups.