Theresa Payton, LNC class IX

 Chief Executive Officer / Co-Founder
Fortalice Solutions LLC

“Going through Leadership North Carolina gave me behind-the-scenes insights into the socioeconomic issues our state faces, and I also got to see the hidden treasures and assets North Carolina holds. LNC greatly influenced my decision to headquarter my cybersecurity consulting firm in the state, despite lucrative offers to relocate elsewhere. I’m so grateful for the opportunity LNC provided and even happier with my decision to stay in North Carolina!”