Danya Perry

Danya Perry

Board Member

Board Member Since 2018

Director, Equitable Economic Development

Greater Raleigh Chamber

Danya leads and oversees the Wake County Economic Development’s equity and inclusion efforts in across the county. In his role, Danya is charged with mobilizing the community and building partnerships to galvanize efforts to ensure opportunities for inclusive economic growth for all Wake County residents.

For the past 12 years, Danya has served as the Vice President of Youth Development for Communities In Schools of North Carolina. In this role, Danya supported schools and communities in building their capacity to surround youth with the necessary support to be successful in life.  In addition, Danya co-authored “Preventing Violence & Crime in America’s Schools:  From Put-Downs to Lock-Downs,” which explores solutions to create a framework of prevention at every level.

Danya is native to North Carolina, hailing from New Bern before attending the most illustrious university on the planet – NCSU.  He is  a passionate youth advocate and community activist, capitalizing on any opportunity to volunteer and facilitate positive change in the community. Danya moved to Raleigh in 1994 and has no plans to leave. Wake County and North Carolina is a special place to raise a family and build a spectacular life. He looks forward to making this a reality for all of its residents.