Grand Marshal 2012

The Grand Marshal of the 22nd Annual Winston-Salem Jaycees Holiday Parade was Ragan Folan, President & CEO of Old Salem Museums & Gardens.

Mrs. Folan assumed the position in February, 2012.  At the time, she was the Chair of the Old Salem Board.  Previously, she ran Winghaven Consulting, LLC. which she founded in 1996 to continue work for IBM as an independent marketing consultant.  She spent her early career working for Lotus Development Corporation (now a subsidiary of IBM) and held a variety of sales and sales management positions.

Ms. Folan is active in Winston-Salem community. She is a current board member of the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem and has formerly served on the boards of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina and Summit School.  She is an active volunteer for the Comprehensive Cancer Center and Brenner Children’s Hospital.  She is a past President of Brenner Friends.

Ms. Folan is also a dedicated and loyal supporter of the University of Virginia.  She serves on the Curry School of Education Foundation Board and the National Committee on University Resources (NCOUR).

Ms. Folan holds a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia (1982) and a M.B.A. from the University of Richmond (1985).  Ms. Folan resides in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with her husband, Dara and their three children.

A very special thank you to the Old Salem Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America for donating the vehicles to carry Ragan and all of our parade dignitaries.