About Us

The challenges of our communities do not lie neatly within city or county boundaries. The Triangle’s quality of life and future growth depends on our ability to work across these boundaries to find common ground.

Leadership Triangle is a non-profit organization established in 1992 to educate and promote regionalism across the separate communities of the Triangle. It does this through regional and leadership development classes, seminars and awards. We strive to build leadership capacity, cooperation, and networking opportunities across the public, private and civic sector, preserving local uniqueness while acting regionally to deal with issues such as traffic congestion, water quality, housing affordability, open space, school funding, economic and social equity.

Since 1992 Leadership Triangle has brought together emerging leaders from all corners of the Triangle, building bridges across Wake, Chatham, Durham and Orange communities and across business, government, nonprofit, academic, and grassroots leadership. We connect current and emerging community leaders, honoring differences, yet finding common ground on which to address regional issues. We reflect the population of the Triangle in our participants, volunteers, and outreach, and bring an inclusive practice to leadership development.


To educate, develop, connect and activate leaders committed to making the Triangle the best place to work, live and thrive.


To foster a regional identity based on leadership development  and service and to make the Triangle the best place to work, live and thrive.

Self-awareness – Community – Collaboration – Diversity – Service

“Improve You. Improve Us All” 

Board of Directors

Board of Directors Leadership Triangle has an active Board of Directors made up of Alumni and Community Leaders. Its members live and work throughout the Triangle and represent a wide variety of regional organizations.

The Board is committed to listening to all voices and having its programs reflect the same

James F. Goodmon
Capitol Broadcasting Company
Chair Emeritus

Michael Goodmon
American Tobacco

Dan Moore

Damon Circosta
A.J. Fletcher Foundation

Laura Marquis

Joseph LeBoeuf
Fuqua School of Business
Duke University

Katie Gailes
Smart Moves International

Niel Sollod
Fox 50/WRAZ

Matt Kopac
Burt’s Bees

David Reese
East Durham’s Children’s Initiative