JAZ TUNNELL, LNC CLASS XVII

Senior Manager, Government Relations, Piedmont Natural Gas
Raleigh, NC

“The Leadership North Carolina (LNC) program has had an enormous impact on my personal and professional development.  Specifically, LNC has been a catalyst for the formation of meaningful relationships with current and emerging leaders who would have been otherwise unknown or inaccessible but for our mutual connection to LNC. Furthermore, the LNC program has influenced my understanding of the issues and connections in North Carolina by creating an intellectually stimulating environment conducive for rich, nuanced, and balanced debate on the major issues and opportunities facing our state. The LNC program was one of the most enriching experiences of my life; I met some of my closest friends whom I still stay in contact with almost daily.  Moreover, I have turned my LNC experience into action in a variety of ways.  For example, through my various LNC contacts, I have been afforded opportunities to give back to the community by receiving appointments to several non-profit boards.   I have also been placed in a position to use my influence to steer much needed resources to help advance the missions and sustain programs for community organizations through grants and volunteer activities.”

Alumni Photo--Tunnell, Jaz