On Tuesday, June 28, 96 class members will graduate as part of the program's 31st and 32nd classes.
"These classes are made up of dedicated and visionary leaders who all shared a desire to make our community a better place,” said Chamber Board of Directors Chair Jill Wells Heath. “I’m excited to see how their contributions will continue to benefit our community and how their leadership will impact our region in the years to come.”
We expect big things from both groups, and we're excited to see what they have in store for the greater Raleigh area in the future!
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Alban Barrus, Highwoods Properties, Inc.
Daniel Behanna, PNC
Nancy Bromhal, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
Scott Cooper, Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
Katherine Eberhardt, Capital Area Soccer League
Tom Fagley, Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP
Mike Ferguson, Barnhill Contracting Co., Inc.
John Gardner, K&L Gates LLP
Patrice Gilmore, Holt Brothers Construction, LLC
Steven Goldsmith, Red Hat, Inc.
Neil Gray, JDavis Architects, PLLC
Natalie Griffith, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Michael Harrison, SunTrust Bank
Maria Hernandez, SPCA of Wake County
Amy Hilliard, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Heather Hooper, Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina
Kacy Hunt, Williams Mullen
Jennifer Jones, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
Smith Jordan, Newcomb and Company
Alicia Jurney, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP
Tara Kinard, Wake County Medical Society - Community Health Foundation
Jamie Knowles-Griffiths, American Cancer Society
Greg Kuruc, Kane Realty Corporation
Jennifer Martin, Shop Local Raleigh/Greater Raleigh Merchants Association
Sara Merz, Advocates for Health in Action
Katherine Meyer, Manpower
Leigh Morrison, Red Hat, Inc.
Larry Moye, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
Shana Overdorf, Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness
Ann-Stewart Patterson, CBRE|Raleigh
Katie Pollara, UNC REX Healthcare
Anna Claire Price, York Properties, Inc.
Sallie Ransom, YMCA of the Triangle, Inc.
Kathryn Rigsbee, Grant Thornton LLP
Trey Rivers, Red Hat, Inc.
Brendan Rodden, Raymond James & Associates
Carl Sanders, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Stephanie Sanders, Poyner Spruill LLP
Amy Schroeder, State of North Carolina
Steve Sefton, Danis Construction Company
Raynor Smith, Brady Trane Services, Inc.
Ben Steel, Empire Properties
Phillip Strickland, First Citizens Bank
Nora Sullivan, Ellis & Winters LLP
Blake Thomas, Avison Young
Daphne Thompson, Angel Oak Creative
Justin Vieira, Ipreo
Liz Watson, WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Dennis Wiener, The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Mary Willoughby, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
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Danny Baker, MetLife
Jess Bechtold, Grant Thornton LLP
Leigh Bleecker, Duke Raleigh Hospital
Charles Britt, RSM US LLP
Blair Brooks, CPI Security Systems
Tinu Diver, NC State University
Sara Drake, Viamet Pharmaceuticals, Inc.®
Cydney English, The English Garden Florist
Melissa Everitt, Resolvit
Jim Freeze, Carroll's Kitchen
Brett Frenier, Carolina Business Interiors
Bijal Gami, Local Government Federal Credit Union
Jason Golz, Credit Suisse
Todd Hancock, Hodge & Kittrell
Leah Knepper, French|West|Vaughan
Kim Lehman, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Hannah Lennon, Emergency Reconstruction
Matt Lilley, Alexander Family YMCA
Catherine Locke, North Carolina State Parks
Caroline Mackie, Poyner Spruill LLP
Erika Martin, Night Hawk Security and Consulting, LLC
Robert Mason, First Tennessee Bank
Chad McCullen, Young Moore and Henderson, PA
Mike Muoio, View Dynamic Glass
Stephanie Perri, Clean Design
Kim Phillips, Bank of America
PJ Puryear, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
Steve Rehnborg, Dialpad
Stacey Rodriguez, Wells Fargo
Cam Rosenow, Wallace Regner Group at Morgan Stanley
Katherine Ross, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
Jenny Royer, United Way of the Greater Triangle
Ashton Smith, Citrix
Stacy Smith, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, Inc.
Don Springer, North State Bank
Robert Sunukjian, PEG Contracting
Abbie Szymanski, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Chad Tate, Rodgers Builders, Inc.
Allen Taylor, Hatteras Funds
Lee Wagner, Elliott Davis Decosimo
Jim White, Shanahan Law Group
Jeff Whitley, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
Glenn Young, Summit Hospitality Group, LTD
Learn More about Leadership Raleigh
Due to overwhelming interest in the program from business leaders across the community, the Chamber launched two classes of the program in 2015. This format will remain going forward.
While recruiting has ended for the 2016/17 classes, we encourage anyone who is interested to visit www.leadershipraleigh.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information!