FREE for members of the Leadership Raleigh Alumni Association
$35 per non-dues paying graduate
Leadership Raleigh Alumni Association Hall of Fame Breakfast
7:30 – 8 a.m. | Registration
8 – 9:30 a.m. | Program
Join us as we recognize the second class of inductees into the Leadership Raleigh Hall of Fame. Each of this year’s inductees embodies the spirit of the Leadership Raleigh program—demonstrating exceptional commitment to their profession, to helping others, and to service to our community.
- Marty Martin, LR 5, Martin Law Firm
- Marjorie Menestres, LR 20, SAFEchild
- Barbara Mulkey, LR 1, Mulkey Engineers & Consultants
- Gray Reed, LR 14, Branch Banking & Trust Co.
- J.R. Shearin, LR 8, Deloitte
- Kurt Weaver, LR 17, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
Dr. Betsy Bennett, retiring director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, will present the keynote address. During Bennett’s tenure, she has led North Carolina’s Museum of Natural Sciences to major expansion, record attendance, and national recognition. The museum now attracts an average of 700,000 visitors per year.
This event is a great opportunity to connect with fellow Leadership Raleigh graduates, celebrate the honorees, and get a preview Leadership Raleigh alumni activities in 2013.
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Dr. Betsy Bennett
The new Museum of Natural Sciences opened its doors in April 2000 after Betsy Bennett championed the fundraising cause for the $71 million main museum, acquiring the largest donations in the museum’s history, and rivaling donations to other leading cultural institutions in the area. Bennett continues to expand the Museum’s connection to the public in new and innovative ways, most recently she opening the museum’s new wing, the Nature Research Center, with a 24-hour opening celebration on April 20, 2012 that welcomed more than 70,000 visitors.
In addition to her role as director of the Museum of Natural Sciences, Bennett serves as a board member on the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, the North Carolina Grassroots Science Museums Collaborative, the Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park, and the Grandfather Mountain Learning Lodge. Her past experiences in professional societies include former commissioner of the Accreditation Commission of the American Association of Museums, past President of Association of Science Museum Directors, and former board member of the American Association of Museums.
Her numerous awards include the Women in Business Award, Opening Doors Award, The John B. Ross Leadership Award, and most notably the 2011 Tar Heel of the Year Award.
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