- Danya Perry, Director of Equitable Economic Development and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity for the Raleigh Chamber (Wake County Economic Development)
- David Williams, Director of Policy Outreach for Opportunity Insights
- Kieth Cockrell, Chief Operating Officer for Bank of America
This week, NCImpact on UNC-TV discussed efforts in Charlotte and Wake County to help small businesses during COVID-19 and to help remove long-term barriers for economic mobility. The conversation was led by the following panelists -
For the last 50 years, Leadership Raleigh has been the premier program for preparing the leaders of tomorrow. The nine-month program has consistently provided participants with an in-depth view of community issues, developed leadership skills for leadership roles, and created community involvement opportunities. This year is no different. We have kicked off our year for both classes with our opening retreat and orientation sessions. Participants had the opportunity to engage, network, and learn more about Leadership Raleigh as well as their fellow-classmates.
We are pleased to announce our Leadership Raleigh 41 and Leadership Raleigh 42 classes.
To access the Leadership Raleigh program details and calendar, please click here.
The Leadership Raleigh Alumni Association offers all graduates the opportunity to be active participants in Leadership Raleigh long after they have completed the program.
Participation on a committee or as a board member is welcomed and encouraged. Please consider joining a committee or volunteering on the board by contacting Shana Overdorf.
Please meet our 2020-2021 Leadership Raleigh Alumni Board President, Shana Overdorf.
Our 2020-2021 LRAA Board Members
This year our 2020-2021 strategic goals and objectives are:
In addition to our newest LRAA board members, we would like to highlight our Leadership 41 and 42 class chairs.
Leadership Raleigh 41 Class Chair: Sean Maroney
Vice President of Resource Development, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
"I'm beyond honored and truly grateful to partner with the Chamber's talented and dedicated staff in support of Leadership Raleigh 41. My own experience with LR 39 is one of my most impactful, both personally and professionally. It's my hope to help deliver to LR 41 what my class experienced despite the pandemic striking in the middle of our year: to learn more about what important work is going on to make Raleigh a better community and how important that work is to continue when times are tough."
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Leadership Raleigh 42 Class Chair: Emily Jeske
Attorney at Law, Bosquez Porter Family Law
“I am so excited to be the chair for Leadership Raleigh 42. My experience as a participant in LR 40 was incredible, and I can’t wait to help guide this new cohort through their time in the program. I think this group will be special – it’s certainly telling that they applied for Leadership Raleigh in the midst of a pandemic, and I can only imagine the success that they will bring to their organizations and the Greater Raleigh area through both class days and service projects. I look forward to being a resource over the next several months as we navigate these challenges together, and I’m thrilled to help guide these folks as they embark on this adventure in personal growth and commitment to our community”
The Leadership Raleigh Alumni Board Communications Committee has the responsibility of working with all Leadership Raleigh committees to promote and drive awareness of programs, events, socials, and service opportunities. The committee publishes a quarterly blog on the Raleigh Chamber website, and engages strategically on social media platforms including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. In order to have current contact information and continually engage with past members, please complete the form below if you are a Leadership Raleigh Alumni.
Leadership Raleigh Alumni Contact Information
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