Executive Leaders Program

executiveicon-250-01Leadership Triangle believes it is incumbent upon our organization to support “new executives” and to introduce them to others in comparable positions. It also believes it is an opportunity for spouses or partners to gain an even deeper understanding of the region, and how they may give back. Through social gatherings around the region, with presentations by key regional leaders, they are equipped with tools to make a significant contribution to our great community. Jim Goodmon, President and CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Company, and chair emeritus of Leadership Triangle, is the facilitator of this class series. Leadership Triangle partners with Research Triangle Regional Partnership to create and implement all classes.

“My wife, Celeste, and I found the Executive Program to be of great benefit to us and to SunTrust. Over the course of the program, we engaged in meaningful discussions about opportunities and challenges facing the Triangle. We met business and community leaders from every corner of our region and established connections and friendships that we maintained well beyond our graduation. Winkie La Force and Jim Goodmon have done an excellent job in establishing this program and I recommend it highly.”

John Stallings
SunTrust Bank
Central Carolina Region President

2015-2016 Class Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015: Orientation and Welcome
6:30 p.m. at Durham Bulls Baseball Park
Gather in the Capitol Broadcasting Corporate Suite.
This gathering is sponsored by Wells Fargo.

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015: Attracting High Quality Jobs
6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Goodmon Home
This gathering is sponsored by Fidelity Investments.
Speaker: Lee Anne Nance, Research Triangle Regional Partnership

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016: “Exploring Local Food in the Triangle”
6:30-9:15 p.m. Location SEEDS, Durham
This gathering is sponsored by Burt’s Bees.
Guest include:  Anya and Arthur Gordon, owners, Irregardless Cafe and Catering, Jenn Sanford-Johnson, Farmer and Farm Manager, Well Fed Garden, Emily Egge, Executive Director, SEEDS, Goodmon Fellow, Larry Petrovick, Inspiring Courage Consulting, Goodmon Fellow, Matt Kopac, Burt’s Bees, Brian Mandeville head brewer at Fullsteam Brewery, Sandi Kronick, Eastern Carolina Organics

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016: Reducing Poverty-How Can We Help All Citizens?
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Speaker:  Allan M. Parnell, Ph.D., is Vice President of the Cedar Grove Institute for Sustainable Communities, and a Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute on Private Enterprise, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ann Moss Joyner
Location: TOPO Organic Distillery, Chapel Hill

Tuesday, March 22, 2016: The State of Education in the Triangle
6:30-9:15 p.m.
Speaker:   J.B. Buxton, Founding Principal, Education Innovations Group
Location: The Nature Research Center Wing at the Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh
This gathering is sponsored by AT&T.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016: Graduation: What Will YOU Do to Plan For the Future?
Speaker: Col. Joe LeBoeuf, Leadership Triangle Board Member and Professor, Leadership and Management, Fuqua School of Business,
Duke University
6:30 -9:30 p.m.
Location and Sponsored by: The Ingram Collection, Durham

2015-2016 Participants

  • Wendell Davis, County Manager, Durham County Government, and Marlena Davis, Accountant, UNC School of Medicine, OBGYN
  • Damon Dishman, Area President, Wells Fargo, and Dr. Meaghan Dishman, Owner, Bloom Integrative Health
  • Tashni-Ann Dubroy, President, Shaw University, and Dale Dubroy, UTC Aerospace
  • Geoff Durham, President/CEO, Downtown Durham, and Lisa Durham
  • Jim Geikie, V-P, International Business Development, Burt’s Bees
  • Tim Giuliani, President/CEO, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, and Sarah Giuliani, Professor, University of Florida
  • Jim Hansen, Regional President, PNC Bank, and Katherine Hansen
  • Dr. Eugene Washington, Chancellor for Health Affairs & President and CEO, Duke University Health System, and Marie Washington
  • Dr. Brian Ralph, President, William Peace University, and Kristen Ralph


  • Jim Goodmon, President/CEO, Capitol Broadcasting Company, and Chair Emeritus, Leadership Triangle, and Goodmon Fellow, Barbara Goodmon
  • Michael Goodmon, Vice President, Real Estate, Capitol Broadcasting Company, and Board Chair, Leadership Triangle, and Goodmon Fellow, Liz Goodmon
  • Charles Hayes, President/CEO, Research Triangle Regional Partnership, and Goodmon Fellow, Jan Hayes, Executive Director, United Way of Lee County

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