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2021 – Sept 13 – Scott Hamilton

Scott HamiltonMonday, September 13, 2021

Time: 7:00 AM

Guest Scott Hamilton, president of the Golden LEAF Foundation

Scott T. Hamilton became the third president of the Golden LEAF Foundation in November 2019. In this role, Scott is responsible for working with the Golden LEAF Board of Directors to develop and implement the foundation’s grantmaking priorities and strategies, overseeing the work of the staff and consultants that manage the foundation’s investments, and managing the day to day operations of the organization.


Hamilton previously served as executive director of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) located in Washington, D.C., a Federal-State partnership with the mission to innovate, partner and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia. During his tenure, he led a staff of more than 55 to invest nearly $675 million to support education and workforce training, highway construction, water and sewer system construction, leadership development, small business start-ups and expansions, energy and health. Prior to joining the ARC in 2014, Hamilton served in leadership roles with various county and regional economic development organizations in North Carolina, including most recently as president and CEO of AdvantageWest, a nonprofit regional economic development partnership serving the 23 westernmost counties of North Carolina.


Hamilton is a current member and past president of the North Carolina Economic Developers Association and has held leadership positions with numerous boards and organizations across North Carolina, including the North Carolina Economic Development Board. He served for 11 years as a gubernatorial appointee to the North Carolina Commission on Workforce Development.


A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Hamilton received additional training and certification in economic development from the University of North Carolina School of Government and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center’s Rural Economic Development Institute


2021 – Jun 7 – Peter Hans

Peter HansMonday, June 7, 2021

Time: 7:00 AM

Guest Speaker: Peter Hans, President of the University of North Carolina System

Peter Hans is the seventh president of the University of North Carolina System. As a first-generation college graduate, he is committed to providing accessible, affordable, high-quality educational opportunities for all.

Hans took the helm in August 2020, guiding the UNC System through the pandemic and, at the same time, enacting policy reforms designed to broaden student access, boost affordability, and expand student mental health services. He championed record investments in repair and renovation of campus facilities and successfully advocated for the University’s budget priorities, while launching a financial overhaul that brings greater accountability for spending decisions across the System.


Previously, Hans served as the ninth president of the North Carolina Community College system. During his tenure the system increased visibility, enrollment, completion rates, public funding, private support, and business partnerships.


Hans was elected by the legislature to the State Board of Community Colleges (1997-2003) and UNC Board of Governors (2003-2015) where he was chosen by peers for leadership roles and fought for streamlining the transfer of student credits.


Previously he served as senior policy advisor to three members of the United States Senate, counseled the private sector on public affairs at one of the state’s largest law firms, and supported UNC System President Margaret Spellings on key initiatives.


Hans grew up in the small North Carolina towns of Southport on the coast and Hendersonville in the mountains. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master of Liberal Arts in extension studies from Harvard University.

2021 – Apr 19 – Peter Arcidiacono

Peter ArcidiaconoMonday, April 19, 2021

Time: 7:00 AM

Guest Speaker: Peter Arcidiacono, Professor of Economics at Duke University

Professor Arcidiacono specializes in research involving applied microeconomics, applied economics, and labor economics. His research primarily focuses on education and discrimination. His work focuses specifically on the exploration of a variety of subjects, such as structural estimation, affirmative action, minimum wages, teen sex, discrimination, higher education, and dynamic discrete choice models, among others. He recently received funding from a National Science Foundation Grant for his project, “CCP Estimation of Dynamic Discrete Choice Models with Unobserved Heterogeneity.”
He has also been awarded grants from NICHD for his work entitled, “A Dynamic Model of Teen Sex, Abortion, and Childbearing;” and from the Smith Richardson Foundation for his study, “Does the River Spill Over? Race and Peer Effects in the College & Beyond” with Jacob Vigdor. Other recent studies of his include, “The Distributional Effects of Minimum Wage Increases when Both Labor Supply and Labor Demand are Endogenous” with Tom Ahm and Walter Wessles; “Explaining Cross-racial Differences in Teenage Labor Force Participation: Results from a General Equilibrium Search Model” with Alvin Murphy and Omari Swinton; and “The Effects of Gender Interactions in the Lab and in the Field” in collaboration with Kate Antonovics and Randy Walsh.



2019 – Regular Meeting – Nov. 4th

Edmund MaleskyMonday, November 4, 2019
Time: 7:00 AM

Edmund Malesky, Professor of Political Science

Eddy Malesky is a Professor of Political Economy and the Associate Chair of the Political Science Department at Duke University and is a noted specialist in economic development, authoritarian institutions, and comparative political economy in Vietnam. In 2012, Malesky received a state medal from the Government of Vietnam for his role in promoting economic development for USAID’s Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index and, in 2013, he was appointed by President Obama to serve on the board of the Vietnam Education Foundation. He has published extensively in the leading political science and economic journals and has received various awards including the Harvard Academy Fellowship and the Rockefeller Bellagio Residency Fellowship.

2019 – Regular Meeting – Sept. 4th

Roy CooperWednesday, September 4, 2019
Time: 7:00 AM

Roy Cooper has spent nearly three decades in public service protecting families, keeping communities safe, and working to create jobs and improve schools. The son of a school teacher, he knows that education creates opportunity and he has worked throughout his career to strengthen our schools and create a sound foundation for our state’s children.

In the NC House and Senate, Roy Cooper fought to increase teacher pay and reduce class sizes. He wrote North Carolina’s first children’s health insurance initiative. During his service in the legislature, Roy Cooper worked with members of both parties to get balanced budgets that raised teacher pay to the national average, grow the economy and cut taxes for middle class families.

In 2000, the people of North Carolina elected Roy Cooper as Attorney General, where he continued to fight for families during his four terms. He cracked down on child predators, worked to increase penalties for drug dealers, and oversaw a sharp decrease in crime. He partnered with law enforcement and school administrators to make schools safer, and helped protect victims of domestic violence and stalking.  He also made protecting consumers a priority, fighting to keep utility rates low, put predatory lenders out of business, and help families fend off telemarketers.

Roy Cooper entered public service to fight for communities like the one where he grew up. Born and raised in Nash County, he attended public schools and worked summers on the family farm before attending UNC-Chapel Hill on a Morehead Scholarship. His mother, Beverly Cooper, worked as a school teacher, and his father, Roy Cooper Jr., farmed and practiced law.

After earning a law degree from UNC, Roy Cooper returned home to Nash County to practice law and, with his wife Kristin, raise three daughters – Hilary, Natalie, and Claire.  He taught Sunday School, served as an elder and deacon in his church, and tutored students in local schools.

Roy Cooper believes in the potential of our great state and its people. He knows that we can build a state and an economy that works for everyone. By investing in our public schools and giving students the tools they need to succeed, creating good jobs and raising incomes for the middle class, and strengthening our communities, North Carolinians can live and work in places they are proud to call home.


2019 – Regular Meeting – Jun. 10th

Monday, June 10, 2019
Time: 7:00 AM

Valerie Hillings

Valerie Hillings

Valerie Hillings became director of the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) in November 2018. Prior to joining the NCMA, she received her B.A. in art history from Duke University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Since 2004 she has held senior positions for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation and worked on projects for museums in its global constellation—Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, Las Vegas; and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice—and with partner institutions in Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.

During her tenure at the Guggenheim, Hillings rose through the curatorial ranks and curated more than 15 exhibitions on four continents, among them RUSSIA! (2005–6); Hanne Darboven: Hommage à Picasso (2006); Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now (2007); Picturing America: Photorealism in the 1970s (2009); ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s (2014); and The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence (2017). ZERO, inspired by Hillings’s doctoral thesis, was a 2014 AICA nominee for Best Thematic Show in New York, and the exhibition’s website won a Webby Award. She collaborated with artists including Marina Abramović, El Anatsui, Angela Bulloch, Hanne Darboven, Susan Hefuna, Tomás Saraceno, and Günther Uecker on commissions, exhibitions, and public programs.

Hillings provided curatorial leadership for the Patrons Circle, a high-level Guggenheim membership group, and the Middle Eastern Circle affinity group, which supports acquisitions and programming at the Guggenheim Museum on an annual basis. She also served on the New York museum’s photography acquisition committee.

In 2009 she joined the Guggenheim’s dedicated Abu Dhabi Project staff, tasked with planning for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, a museum of modern and contemporary art currently under development in the United Arab Emirates in the Saadiyat Cultural District in Abu Dhabi. As curator and associate director of curatorial affairs, Hillings led a team that brought together leading experts in a variety of art historical fields to develop a strategy for originating for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi a collection of art since the 1960s made around the world in all mediums. She directed a robust acquisitions program, preopening exhibitions, public programs, and publications, realized in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism–Abu Dhabi and aimed at developing local audiences and increasing awareness of the future museum.

In addition to her Guggenheim projects, Hillings has published and publicly lectured on curatorial practice and on various topics in post–World War II art history and contemporary art. She served on the jury for the Kandinsky Prize for Russian contemporary art from 2007 to 2009 and the international ZERO Foundation Scientific Board, Düsseldorf, Germany, from 2011 to 2014. From 2014 to 2017, she was a member of the Board of Advisors for the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. In 2016 she was a fellow at the Center for Curatorial Leadership in New York.



Thursday, May 23, 2019
from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)The Pavilion at the Angus Barn
9401 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27617   *   View Map


NACEO and TCHROA members, join us on May 23 for the highlight event of the year, an evening at the Pavilion at the Angus Barn.

You and your guest will enjoy the Angus Barn’s impeccable cuisine under the direction of Iron Chef America winner Executive Chef Walter Royal, breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding trees and the nearby lake, and an entertaining, insightful and VALUABLE message from Jason Goldberg.

The #1 International Best-Selling Author + Transformational Speaker + Humorizer of Life Jason Goldberg, Creator of Playful Prosperity, Creator of The Business UNusual System, Co-Host of the Not-So-Serious Life and Co-Host of Master’s Circle.

His blend of humor and transformational, practical teachings have him consistently rated as the #1/favorite speaker at nearly every conference or event where he speaks.

We look forward to having you and a guest join us.

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Cheers,National Association of Chief Executive Officers &
The Triangle CHRO Association

2019 – Regular Meeting – Apr. 8th

Monday, April 8, 2019
Time: 7:00 AM

Cyber Security Incidents are increasing in impact to businesses.  Executive leaders must be prepared for what might happen when things go wrong.  This panel discussion will discuss engaging law enforcement in the incident response process before and after a breach.  Cyber incidents that impact business, steal intellectual property or cause financial or other loss happen every day.

Do you know when to call Law Enforcement, how to work with them, and what to expect from them? In this panel, with United States Attorney Matt Martin, members of the FBI, US Attorney’s Office, and Cisco we will receive insights into the answer of these questions.

2019 – Regular Meeting – Feb. 11th

Monday, February 11, 2019
Time: 7:00 AM

Mitch PrinsteinMitch Prinstein
UNCCH Director of Clinical Psychology

Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D. is a husband, a father, board certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology, and serves as the John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and the Director of Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mitch’s Peer Relations Lab has been conducting research on popularity and peer relations for almost 20 years, and has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Child and Human Development, and several private foundations, resulting in over 100 scientific works, including a slew of scientific journal articles, book chapters, a set of encyclopedias on adolescent development, and even a textbook on the field of clinical psychology.

Mitch is deeply committed to science and training in clinical psychology, having served as President of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology and the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and on the boards of the American Psychological Association, the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology, and publication board of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

He and his research have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, U.S. News & World Report, Time magazine, New York magazine, Newsweek, Reuters, Family Circle, Real Simple, and elsewhere.

February 11, 2019
PNC Arena Event

2018 – Regular Meeting – Nov. 5th

Date: Monday, November 5, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM

November 5, 2019

Chris Chung

Chris Chung
Chief Executive Officer

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) is focused on recruiting new businesses to the state, supporting the needs of existing businesses, connecting exporters with customers around the globe, helping small business owners get their start, and attracting tourists and visitors from all over the world.

In pursuit of sustainable job-creation and investment in North Carolina, the EDPNC works closely with public- and private-sector partners at the state, regional and local levels. As a nonprofit public-private partnership, the EDPNC operates under contract with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, while receiving financial support from private companies throughout the state. Governed by a 17-member board of business and industry leaders representative of the entire state, the EDPNC proudly serves as North Carolina’s statewide economic development organization, committed to serving all those looking to invest in, visit or do business with North Carolina.