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IEI’s mission is to serve as a nonpartisan connector, bringing North Carolinians together across sectors, regions and perspectives to collaborate on solutions to the state’s emerging and most critical policy issues, resulting in a more vibrant and prosperous North Carolina. Learn about some of the programs that help us achieve our mission.

IEI’s commitment to making sure all North Carolinians have an equitable opportunity to engage in partnerships, conversations and access to resources helps eradicate the challenges facing our state.

Cheryl Parquet

Director of Community Engagement and Marketing Activation at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina; IEI National Advisory Board Member