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

2017-2018 Class Schedule

Thursday, August 24th, 2017: 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.

September 2017: Night at the Museum “Race in the Triangle”
6:30-9:30 p.m. NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Tuesday, October 24th : “Our Region in 5 to 10 Years…We’re Growing”
6:30-9:30 p.m. Location The Goodmon Home

Thursday, January 18th: “The Creative Class & Entrepreneurship – Fueling the Region”
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: American Underground – Durham, NC

Thursday, February 22nd:  Public Office and Government
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

Thursday, March 22, 2018:  On the Yard – Driving the Region
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

Executive Leaders Kickoff

Wendell Davis, Jack Clayton and Damon and Meaghan Dishman enjoy the kickoff of the LT Executive Program at the Durham Bulls--Thank you Wells Fargo for sponsoring the night!

Executive Leaders Kickoff

LT Board Chair, Michael Goodmon, touts the Durham Bulls' own beer. Durham is the first minor league baseball team with an on-site brewery. The class enjoys the tour.

Thank you SEEDS for hosting our evening
Emily Egge welcomes Jim Geikie from Burt's Bees, our evening sponsor
Winkie La Force from Leadership Triangle welcomes all
Jim Geikie says Burt's Bees is happy to sponsor the night
Paula and Bruce Alexander and Goodmon Fellow, Matt Kopac our Burt's Bee sponsors-thank-you!
We loved the Fullsteam Brewery Beer--ingredients sourced locally!
Thank-you Brian Mandeville, head brewer, Fullsteam Brewery
Farmer Jenn Sanford-Johnson, from Well Fed Garden, explains our menu and what ingredients she grew to Goodmon Fellow, Matt Kopac from Burt's Bees.
Jim Goodmon and Matt Kopac enjoy Farmer, Jenn Sanford-Johnson from Well Fed Garden
Lisa and Jeff Durham, Downtown Durham, and Marlena Davis, UNC School of Medicine, enjoy the night
Anya Gordon, owner Irregardless, with Wendell Davis
Eric Cohan and Sandi Kronick, Eastern Carolina Organics, our guest speaker with Emily Egge.
A healthy, good night-Thanks Burt's Bees
Tashni-Ann Dubroy, Pres. Shaw University with Sarah and Tim Giuliani, Pres/CEO Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Marlena presents her table's ideas
The tables discuss their questions
Sandi Kronick shares great information
TOPO's Spirit Guide, Esteban McMahan and LT Pres. Winkie La Force enjoy the executive program evening at TOPO's Distillery
Topo's Marketing Director, Dana McMahan and Jim Geikie at TOPOS!
LT Board Chair, Michael Goodmon, and TOPOs owner, Scott Maitland enjoy this atmosphere
Spirit Guide, Esteban and Ann Moss Joyner, guest, Pres., Cedar Grove Institute for Sustainable Communities,
Esteban with Barbara and Jim Goodmon enjoy the "spirits"
The women all enjoy the delicious "spirits"!
Dr. Meaghan Dishman, Owner, Bloom Integrative Health and Ann Joyner and Allan Parnell, Vice President of the Cedar Grove Institute for Sustainable Communities
A tour of the Distillery
A tour of the Distillery
A beautiful setting
Good table conversations
Good table conversations
Allan Parnell, our evening presenter, the topic was Poverty in the Triangle
Graduation time!
Barbara and Charles enjoy each other
Marlena and Jan chat it up!
Col. Joe LeBoeuf is the evening speaker
Durhams get their diploma
Wendell and Marlena get their diploma
Dubroys get their diploma
Dishmans get their diploma
Jim Geikie gets his diploma
Giulianis get their diploma
Ralphs get their diploma
Washingtons get their diploma
Dale and Tashni Ann
LT Board Chair Michael closes the night