Meet Our Team
Ryan McDaniels, Executive Director
Ryan McDaniels joined LNED in April 2013, after serving for more than a decade with Cabarrus Economic Development.
Ryan is a graduate of UNC Charlotte, and completed the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. Ryan is one of the youngest recipients to receive the prestigious Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) certification. He presently serves on the Accreditation Economic Development Committee of the International Economic Development Council. Ryan is also Past Chair of the Economic Development Advisory Council for the Charlotte Regional Partnership.
Haley Knicely, Community Relations Manager
Haley Knicely joined LNED in May 2018, with a strong background in marketing and communication.
Haley is a graduate of Radford University where she earned her degree in public relations and sociology. While living in Virginia, Haley worked with the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, where she found her passion and expanded her knowledge in economic development, as well as community and investor relations.