Want to join us at our 2021 Forum?  Save the date for Thursday, April 29, 2021.

More details to come – in the meantime, below is a recap of our 2020 event:

On January 23, 2020, a capacity crowd gathered at Market Hall in downtown Raleigh for dialogue and discussions centered around “advaNCing NC – Navigating the Changing Landscape”.  We hope these conversations continue well beyond the Forum and that the connections made lead to lasting benefits for our state.  The LNC Forum is Leadership North Carolina’s flagship event for leaders from across North Carolina. Often referred to as “LNC in one day,” the LNC Forum provides an update for LNC alumni and a sample of the LNC experience for leaders interested in the program. Hosted annually, the Forum educates leaders about the most critical issues facing the state, creating a more informed group of stakeholders committed to North Carolina’s future.

We need to continue to define the idea of leadership in NC and how we can engage with one another to solve the challenges of the day.   We will go beyond identifying the challenges to work towards solutions.  Thank you for joining us for these important conversations.


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Our Speakers


Margaret Brunson, PhD

Founder and Chief Executive Officer - Illumined Leadership Solutions

Christopher Chung

Chief Executive Officer - The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

Sharon Decker

Chief Operating Officer, Carolina Operations - Tryon Equestrian Partners, LLC - LNC Class I

Christopher Gergen

Chief Executive Officer - Forward Cities - LNC Class XXIV

Secretary Larry Hall

Secretary - North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Ben Kinney

Publisher - Business North Carolina - LNC Class XIV

Lynda Loveland

Director of Communications - North Carolina Farm Bureau

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