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Program Update: LNC Class XXIV (2016-2017)

The members of LNC Class XXIV are just two sessions away from wrapping up the 2016-2017 program year.  This diverse group of 55 leaders from across the state first came together for their Orientation session in Boone in October.  They … Read More

Recruiting Leaders for LNC Class XXV

Are you interested in learning about challenges and opportunities in North Carolina while building connections with leaders from across the state?  Do you know someone who would be an excellent LNC candidate?  The LNC recruitment committee is working hard to … Read More

It’s Time to Have a Cup of Coffee

We have connected with many of LNC’s alumni, friends, and supporters since the election on November 8th.  It was a tumultuous election cycle, one that illuminated deep divisions in our state and our nation.  No matter your opinion of the … Read More

Don’t Miss Out: Be Part of LNC Class XXV

With the Class XXIV program year well under way, the LNC Team is already focused on recruiting the next class of exceptional leaders from across the state.  Winter is an excellent time to begin working LNC into schedules and budgets … Read More

Announcing the Members of LNC Class XXIV

Leadership North Carolina is pleased to share the roster for LNC Class XXIV (2016-2017) and to welcome these fifty-five outstanding leaders to the LNC program. These individuals represent the state’s business, government, education, and nonprofit sectors and reflect the diversity of the … Read More

Global Engagement Luncheon and Siemens Energy Tour

Here’s your opportunity to see how CPCC’s Center for Global Engagement, Siemens Energy, LNC Global, and you all come together. Please join us Thursday, September 15, in Charlotte for a luncheon at the Harris Conference Center on the campus of … Read More

2016 L. Richardson Preyer Alumni Award Recipient – Teri Lemons, Class XI

Each year, LNC presents the L. Richardson Preyer Alumni Award to an LNC alum who has made a significant improvement in the quality of life, economic well-being, and sense of community in our state. This award was created in honor … Read More

LNC Celebrates Graduation of Class XXIII

On May 13, 2016, Leadership North Carolina celebrated the graduation of LNC Class XXIII with a ceremony in the Old House Chamber of the North Carolina State Capitol. The event was attended by friends, family, and colleagues of the graduates … Read More

Apply Now to Join LNC Class XXIV!

LNC invites current and emerging leaders to apply for Leadership North Carolina Class XXIV (2016 – 2017).  Each year, through a competitive application process, LNC selects a class of 50 – 55 individuals to participate in this prestigious program. The … Read More

LNC Class XXIV Application Period Open Through June 30, 2016

The application period for Leadership North Carolina Class XXIV (2016-2017) is now open. Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2016. Your materials will be considered complete when LNC has received your application, your $75 application fee, and your two letters … Read More

LNC Receives Grants from Piedmont Natural Gas and Novant Health

LNC was awarded a $20,250 grant from Piedmont Natural Gas in support of LNC’s programming, focusing on the 2016 Leadership North Carolina Forum held on January 29 in Cary and the LNC Class XXIII Environment Session to be held in … Read More

The Impact of Class XXIII

The members of LNC Class XXIII are just two-thirds of the way through their program year and they are already having an impact on their state. This group of 55 leaders gathered in Raleigh in November for their first program … Read More

Help Build the Next Class of LNC Leaders

The LNC recruitment committee is working hard to build the next great class of North Carolina leaders, and they need your help. Do you have friends or colleagues who are eager to learn more about the state and how to … Read More

Duke Energy Foundation Awards LNC $50k Grant

Leadership North Carolina (LNC), the state’s premier leadership engagement program, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from The Duke Energy Foundation in support of LNC’s economic development programming.  Each year LNC holds a two-day session focused on economic development issues … Read More

2015 Governor’s Award Presentation and Donor Luncheon

The 2015 LNC Governor’s Award presentation was held on October 20 at 18 Seaboard in Raleigh. Members of the LNC Board of Directors, members of the Marian Phillips Leadership Circle, and friends of LNC joined us for lunch and the … Read More

LNC Class XXIII Program Year Update

The 55 members of LNC Class XXIII gathered in Raleigh November 3 – 5, 2015, for a two-and-a-half day session focused on Government in North Carolina.  Highlights of the session included: A tour of the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women … Read More

LNC Class XXIV Recruitment:  Plan Now to Make LNC Part of Next Year

With the Class XXIII program year well under way, the LNC Team is already focused on recruiting the next class of exceptional leaders from across the state.  Winter is an excellent time to begin working LNC into schedules and budgets … Read More

LNC Welcomes New Board Members

Leadership North Carolina has added several members to the FY 2015-2016 LNC Board of Directors.  These officers and members started their terms on the LNC Board of Directors on July 1. Paul Boney (LNC Class XX) Wilmington Senior Vice President, LS3P Associates … Read More

Shop with Amazon Smile, Support LNC

With the AmazonSmile program, you can now support Leadership North Carolina every time you shop with Amazon!  Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible purchases to LNC when you shop using the AmazonSmile link.  There’s no … Read More

LNC Welcomes Class XXIII

Leadership North Carolina is pleased to share the roster for LNC Class XXIII and to welcome these fifty-five outstanding leaders to the LNC program. These individuals represent the state’s business, government, education, and nonprofit sectors and reflect the diversity of the state … Read More

Congratulations to LNC Class XXII

The fifty-five members of Leadership North Carolina Class XXII marked the end of their LNC program year during a May 15, 2015, graduation and awards ceremony. During the previous eight months, these passionate and engaged leaders visited six different North … Read More

2015 Alumni Campaign Report

Thanks to the generous support of our alumni, this year’s #30by30 effort ($30,000 in the 30 days before June 30) was a great success! Thank you!  You raised $35,285 in cash and pledges to support Leadership North Carolina’s mission of … Read More

LNC Application Period Open Through June 30, 2015

The application period for Leadership North Carolina Class XXIII (2015-2016) is now open. Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2015. Your materials will be considered complete when LNC has received your application, your $75 application fee, and your two … Read More

LNC Awards

Each spring, the Awards Committee of the LNC Board of Directors announces awards based on nominations received from alumni across the state.  We are pleased to announce Bob Seligson, Governor Jim Martin, and Brenda Berg as this year’s recipients. Nominations … Read More

LNC Board Updates

Each June 30 we thank leaders who have shared their time, expertise, and resources as they conclude their service on the LNC Board of Directors.  Join us in thanking these alumni leaders for their service to LNC!  A roster of … Read More

Alumni Campaign

The 2015 Alumni Campaign is underway with Class Ambassadors from classes I-XXI leading the way.  This year’s goal is $30,000 and all contributions are tax deductible.  One-hundred percent of gifts support the programming, alumni outreach, and operations of LNC.  The … Read More

Where Are They Now?

Have a fellow LNC classmate or an alum from another LNC class who you have thought about and wonder where they are now?  That question was asked just this past week during the LNC Alumni Committee conference call.  There are … Read More

LNC Class XXII to Graduate May 15

On May 15th the 55 members of LNC Class XXII will gather in the Old House Chamber of the North Carolina State Capitol to receive their graduation certificates and to celebrate their LNC experience.  They will reflect on a journey … Read More

Harris Teeter Hosts “Making Ends Meet” for LNC Class XXII

  Class XXII gathered on the campus of East Carolina University for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health and Human Services session in March.  A cornerstone of the session was the “Making Ends Meet” simulation, sponsored by long-time LNC partner, … Read More

LNC Class XXIII Application Period Opens May 18

Next month LNC will begin accepting applications for Class XXIII.  The application period will be open May 18 through June 30.  Applicants must complete the online application and submit two letters of recommendation by the June 30 deadline.  Interested candidates … Read More

Recap of the 8th Annual LNC Forum

Last Thursday LNC convened the 8th Annual LNC Forum, presented by Novant Health, at the CPCC Harris Conference Center in Charlotte. Attendees heard a morning keynote address entitled “Leadership in Healthcare” from Dr. Thomas Zweng, executive vice president and chief medical officer … Read More

Help LNC Recruit Great Candidates for Class XXIII

Word-of-mouth continues to be LNC’s most powerful recruitment tool. Many of the LNC program’s strongest candidates have applied because a friend or colleague suggested they’d be an excellent fit for LNC.  We need your help to recruit an outstanding group … Read More

Class XXII Program Year Update

The fifty-five members of LNC Class XXII have completed the first two sessions of their program year.  The group convened in Boone in October for a two-day Orientation session hosted by Appalachian State University.  Programming included a creative and engaging … Read More

Calling All Alumni: Help Us Recruit Outstanding Applicants for Class XXIII

Connecting with promising candidates for future LNC classes is a year-round priority for LNC staff and the LNC recruitment committee.  Word-of-mouth is our most effective recruitment strategy, and LNC’s more than 1,000 alumni are our best recruitment resource. We need … Read More

Class XXII Orientation Reception Directions and Parking

Leadership North Carolina Invites Alumni, Board Members, and Local Leaders and Officials to our Orientation Session Reception Hosted by Chancellor Sheri N. Everts  Tuesday, October 7, 2014 5:30 – 7:00 pm  Chancellor’s Residence – Appalachian House 551 Bodenheimer Drive, Boone  … Read More

2014 Alumni Campaign

LNC and the annual program are sustained by three primary sources—tuition, corporate and foundation support, and contributions from alumni.  Support from alumni is an essential pillar of LNC’s annual budget.  The annual LNC Alumni Campaign will be launching shortly, so … Read More

Join an LNC Committee!

LNC has a tremendous base of talent among our alumni—all 950+ of you!   Each year our alumni contribute their time, creativity, and expertise to strengthen and promote the LNC program.  If you would like to join this engaged group … Read More

Requesting LNC Awards Nominations

Each year, the LNC Awards Committee reviews nominations and recommends recipients for two of LNC’s annual awards, the L. Richardson Preyer Alumni Award and the LNC Governor’s Award.  Alumni nominations are a vital part of this process.  We invite you … Read More

Class XXI Graduation

  The fifty members of Leadership North Carolina Class XXI celebrated completion of the LNC program at a May graduation and awards ceremony.  During the course of the LNC program, these passionate and engaged leaders visited six different North Carolina … Read More

Leadership North Carolina Welcomes Class XXII

Leadership North Carolina is pleased to welcome the fifty-five members of LNC Class XXII.  These leaders from across the state were selected from a competitive applicant pool to join Leadership North Carolina’s twenty-second class.  They come from the state’s business, … Read More

2014 Leadership North Carolina Awards

Each year Leadership North Carolina presents three awards that recognize citizens who have made profound contributions to our communities and our state.  Recipients of the 2014 LNC Awards were Jim and Ann Goodnight, Carr Ipock, and Jessica Graham. Dr. Jim … Read More

LNC Alumni Survey: Help Us Capture the Impact of LNC!

We are constantly hearing inspiring stories from LNC alumni about the power of their LNC experience and the action it has inspired them to take. Please help us capture these stories.  We want to use your experiences to recruit future … Read More

Class XXI Program Year Sponsors

Leadership North Carolina would like to thank all of the organizations that support the work we do.  The LNC program would not be possible without the support of our sponsors.  Supporters of the Class XXI program year include: Appalachian State … Read More

2014-2015 LNC Class XXII Session Receptions

Each LNC program session includes a Tuesday evening reception open to all LNC alumni. This is a great opportunity to stay connected with your classmates; meet the current participants; engage with other LNC alumni, session presenters, community leaders, elected officials, … Read More

How Can I Plug In to LNC?

Are you interested in connecting with other alumni and staying engaged with LNC?  Please contact us at info@leadershipnc.org if you are interested in serving on the Recruitment, Alumni, Marketing, or Development Committees.  We welcome board and non-board members on these … Read More

7th Annual LNC Forum Presented by SAS

The 7th Annual LNC Forum at SAS was our most successful to date.  Over 200 leaders attended the one-day summit at the SAS Executive Briefing Center in Cary.  If you missed the LNC Forum this year, follow this link for … Read More

Leadership North Carolina Board Update

June 30 will mark a transition in board leadership at Leadership North Carolina, and several members will conclude their terms on the LNC Board of Directors.  We extend a grateful thank you to Dr. Tony Zeiss of LNC Class I … Read More

Leadership North Carolina Awards

Next week Leadership North Carolina will present our three annual awards to North Carolinians who have made a significant impact in the state.  Dr. Jim and Mrs. Ann Goodnight will be presented with the Leadership North Carolina Governor’s Award at … Read More

2014 Alumni Campaign to Launch May 12

The generous support of our alumni is critical to the sustainability of the LNC program.  Tuition paid by LNC participants or their employers covers two-thirds of our annual expenses at Leadership North Carolina.  The remaining third, roughly $200,000, must be … Read More

LNC Class XXI to Graduate on May 8

With their graduation on May 8, members of LNC Class XXI will complete their program year and shift into their new roles as LNC alumni.  This active and engaged group is already hard at work planning the program for the … Read More

LNC Application Period Opens May 12

Each year, through a competitive application process, Leadership North Carolina selects a class of 50-60 current and emerging leaders from across the state to take part in the prestigious LNC program.  Participants learn about the challenges and opportunities facing North … Read More

Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Event May 5 in Raleigh

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease will hold a session entitled “Fighting Chronic Disease and Obesity” at 1 pm on May 5, 2014, at the American Institute of Healthcare and Fitness in Raleigh. Speakers include: Dr. Ken Thorpe, Chairman, PFCD; … Read More

Environment Session Reception Directions and Parking

Environment Session Reception Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville (Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce) April 8, 5:30 – 7:00 pm GPS Friendly Address: 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC (see map below) Parking is accessed from Montford Avenue. Follow the sign for visitor parking, located … Read More

Duke Energy Economic Development Session Directions and Parking

Duke Energy Economic Development Session Reception North Carolina History Center Tuesday, March 4, 2014 5:30 – 7:00 pm GPS Friendly Address: 529 South Front Street, New Bern (see map below) Free parking is available in the lot in front of the … Read More

BCBSNC Health and Human Services Session Reception — Directions and Parking

BCBSNC Health and Human Services Session Reception PORTAL Building, UNC Charlotte February 4, 6:00 – 7:30 pm GPS Friendly Address: 9200 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC (see map below) This will take you to the intersection of J.W. Clay Boulevard … Read More

Join LNC’s LinkedIn Groups

Leadership North Carolina’s LinkedIn groups offer a great way for leaders across the state to share ideas and discuss timely issues.  Click here to join the main  Leadership North Carolina group to ask questions, post comments, and follow discussions.  This … Read More

7th Annual LNC Forum: Turning Knowledge Into Action, January 23, 2014

Get 2014 off to the right start by learning new and exciting ways to turn knowledge into action at the Seventh Annual LNC Forum, presented by SAS. You probably received an email from LNC’s president, Brian Etheridge, earlier this week suggesting … Read More

2014-2015 Reception Dates

Each LNC program session includes a Tuesday evening reception open to all LNC alumni. This is a great opportunity to stay connected with your classmates; meet the current participants; engage with other LNC alumni, session presenters, community leaders, elected officials, … Read More

Triangle LNC Ladies Luncheon

The first annual Triangle-Area “Ladies of LNC” Luncheon was quite a success!  Held at the Umstead Hotel  and Spa in Cary in October, the event was organized by Class XX alumni Gale Adcock and Erin Langston.  Twenty-eight LNC alumni, representing … Read More

Help LNC Recruit Great Candidates for Class XXII

The LNC recruitment committee, alumni, and staff have been hard at work connecting with outstanding applicants for LNC Class XXII.  Word of mouth is LNC’s most powerful recruitment tool.  If you know someone who would be a great candidate, please … Read More

LNC Guides Needed for Class XXII

The LNC Guide program has been very popular in its inaugural year.  The members of Class XXI enjoyed the connections with their LNC alumni partners, and alumni have been enthusiastic about serving as mentors to new class members. The Guide … Read More

Class XXI Continues to Make a Difference

The members of LNC Class XXI gathered in Raleigh in November to spend two and a half days focused on the topic of government in North Carolina.  This engaging and interactive session included a tour of the North Carolina Correctional … Read More

Class XXI Supports the MATCH Program at NCCIW

After their tour of NCCIW, Class XXI members Kelly Caldwell and Stacie LeGrow have worked with the executive director of the Mothers and Their Children (MATCH) program at the prison to identify some immediate and longer-term needs.  Please contact Stacie … Read More

Class XXI Fights Hunger in Greensboro

Leadership North Carolina Class XXI has launched a city-by-city food drive to fight hunger as we travel across the state. Each Class XXI action group has been challenged to outdo the others, and we want LNC alumni and staff involved as well.  If … Read More

Save the Date: LNC Forum January 23, 2014

The seventh annual LNC Forum will be held January 23, 2014, at the Executive Briefing Center at SAS Institute in Cary.  The 2014 Forum theme is Turning Knowledge into Action.  LNC is pleased to welcome SAS Institute as the Presenting Sponsor. The … Read More

Welcome to LNC Class XXI

Just as the leaves started to change in the mountains, the fifty-two members of LNC Class XXI gathered on the campus of Appalachian State University for their Orientation session.   These leaders from across the state were selected from a competitive … Read More

LNC Recruitment Committee Focuses on Class XXII

With the Class XXI program year just under way, LNC’s Recruitment Committee is already hard at work building relationships with strong prospects for Class XXII.  Committee members recognize the importance of the personal touch in recruitment efforts and know that LNC … Read More

Introducing the LNC Alumni LinkedIn Group

LNC alumni have expressed their interest in connecting with one another across classes.  To foster this communication, we have created a Leadership North Carolina Alumni LinkedIn group.  This closed group is a subgroup of the existing Leadership North Carolina group.  … Read More

Nominations for LNC Awards Due from Alumni by October 31

At graduation each year, LNC recognizes great North Carolinians with the presentation of the annual LNC awards.  We need your assistance with nominations.  During the ceremony, LNC will present two awards to distinguished North Carolinians for their service to our … Read More

Find an LNC Reception Near You

Each LNC program session includes a Tuesday evening reception open to current LNC participants, local LNC alumni, session presenters, and invited community leaders, elected officials, and friends of LNC.  Alumni are encouraged to attend and to bring prospective LNC participants … Read More

LNC Guide Program Report

The LNC Guide Program, launched with Class XXI, is off to a great start.  LNC alumni have enthusiastically welcomed their partners in Class XXI, encouraging them through the start of their program year and introducing them to the power of … Read More

LNC Welcomes Catherine King

LNC is pleased to welcome Catherine King to the team as LNC’s program assistant and office coordinator.  Catherine brings experience in recruiting, event and database management, customer service, and project management.  Through her husband, LNC Class XVIII alumnus Rob King, … Read More

Six North Carolina leaders elected to board of Leadership North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Brian Etheridge, President (919) 803-5326 direct (919) 609-1113 mobile brian@leadershipnc.org August 1, 2013 Raleigh – Six North Carolina leaders were elected to the board of Leadership North Carolina and began their two-year terms this month. David Barksdale … Read More

Job Opening: LNC Program Assistant and Office Coordinator

The Opportunity LNC is seeking a dynamic 25-hour per week part-time program assistant and office coordinator with a record of success in event planning and office management.  The program assistant and office coordinator will have a portfolio of responsibilities, with … Read More

LNC Class XX Graduation

On May 17th the members of LNC Class XX gathered in the Old House Chamber of the North Carolina State Capitol for their graduation ceremony and reception.  The 50 members of Class XX were joined by friends, family, colleagues, and … Read More

LNC Class XXI To Be Announced in August

The application period for LNC Class XXI closed on June 30.  LNC’s selection committee members carefully evaluated submitted applications, with the goal of building a class that best represents the diversity of our state and the commitment to leadership and … Read More

Leadership North Carolina Announces Grant from Duke Energy

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Brian Etheridge brian@leadershipnc.org (919) 803-5326 June 20, 2013 Raleigh – Leadership North Carolina (LNC), the state’s premier leadership engagement program, announces a grant of $50,000 from The Duke Energy Foundation in support of LNC’s economic … Read More

LNC Mentor Program–Alumni Sign Up

Inspire excellence. Stay connected. Build community. The LNC Mentor Program pairs incoming class members with alumni who can share advice on how to make the most of the LNC experience and serve as a sounding board throughout the program year. … Read More

LNC Alumni Campaign–Where Does Your Class Stand?

The 2013 LNC Alumni Campaign wraps up soon.  Now is your chance to show your support for LNC!  Since 1995, more than 900 North Carolinians have become Leadership North Carolina graduates.  Help continue the tradition by pledging your support. Make … Read More

LNC Seeks Enthusiastic Committee Members

Leadership North Carolina is seeking enthusiastic alumni to serve on committees!  If you are interested in sharing your talents on one of the following committees, please contact Brian Etheridge via email at brian@leadershipnc.org or by calling (919) 803-5323. Open committees: Marketing … Read More

LNC Class XX to Graduate May 17, 2013

On May 17, 2013, the fifty members of LNC Class XX will gather in the Old House Chamber of the North Carolina State Capitol to celebrate completion of the Leadership North Carolina Program.  Governor Patrick McCrory will congratulate the class … Read More

LNC Thanks Outgoing Board Members

On May 17, the LNC Board of Directors will thank Shannon Moody (Class XVIII) of American Infrastructure, Tracy Sternberg (Class XVI) of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines, and Jeff Zirker (Class XVI) of Cisco Systems for their service … Read More

2013-2014 LNC Receptions

Orientation Session Reception Appalachian House, Boone October 1, 2013 Government Session Reception North Carolina Executive Mansion, Raleigh (guest list closed) November 5, 2013 Education Session Reception Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Greensboro December 3, 2013 Blue Cross and Blue … Read More

LNC’s Application Period Is Open

The application period for LNC  Class XXI opened on May 6 and will last through June 30, 2013.  Interested applicants can access the online application through this link or by visiting www.leadershipnc.org and selecting “Apply” under the “LNC Program” tab. Each year the prestigious LNC program … Read More

Class XXI Application Period Is Open

Leadership North Carolina is pleased to announce that the application period for LNC Class XXI is now open.  Interested applicants can access the online application through this link or by selecting “Apply” under the “LNC Program” tab on the LNC … Read More

LNC Class XX Update

Leadership North Carolina Class XX has reached the halfway point in their program year.  Since October’s Orientation in Boone participants have come together for sessions on Government in Raleigh and on Economic Development in Hickory. Highlights of the Raleigh Government … Read More

Bill Shore Honored with L. Richardson Preyer Alumni Award

Bill Shore was welcomed into an exclusive cohort of LNC alumni when he received the 2013 L. Richardson Preyer Alumni Award during the LNC Forum on January 24 in Charlotte.  The L. Richardson Preyer Alumni Award was established in honor … Read More

Sixth Annual Leadership North Carolina Forum

The Sixth Annual Leadership North Carolina Forum: Creating Sustainability Through Leadership was held Thursday, January 24, at Central Piedmont Community College’s Harris Conference Center.  More than 140 LNC participants, alumni, and community leaders gathered to listen to experts from across … Read More

Round Table on March 20, 2013, at High Point University

The first Entrepreneurial and Innovation Round Table will be held at 3:30 p.m. on March 20, 2013, in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center at High Point University (HPU). Dr. Nido Qubein, president of HPU, will moderate the … Read More

LNC Launches Its New Website

LNC is pleased to announce the launch of our new website.  The new look and features of the site support our mission and vision to connect leaders across North Carolina, providing them with knowledge and tools to take action for … Read More

LNC Red Thread Project: USO of North Carolina

Leadership North Carolina’s newest program, the Red Thread Project, kicked off its first statewide partnership with the United Service Organizations (USO) of North Carolina.  The Red Thread Project not only engages the powerful network of LNC participants and alumni; it … Read More

LNC Welcomes Class XX

Fifty-two leaders from across the state have been selected from a highly competitive applicant pool to join Leadership North Carolina’s twentieth class.  The members of LNC Class XX come from the state’s business, government, and nonprofit sectors and represent the geographical … Read More