Get to Know Leadership Triangle

The Triangle area has a bright future.

Our forward-looking community exudes promise and energy from every corner.

To live up to this promise, we need leaders to step up, build a cohesive vision for the region as a whole, and make our potential a reality for all.

Leadership Triangle exists to train these leaders and connect them into a strong network with a shared vision, intent upon seeing each other succeed.

Over the last 28 years, 950+ Triangle leaders have completed our programs, building positive momentum and community impact. And we’re just getting started.

Leadership Triangle Serves

  • Chatham County
  • Durham County
  • Orange County
  • Wake County

What We're About

#ConnecttheTriangle

Mission

To educate, develop, connect and activate leaders committed to making the Triangle the best place to work, live and thrive.

Vision

We envision that all residents of the Triangle enjoy the highest quality of life for themselves and future generations.

Values

Self-awareness | Interdependence | Equity | Transformation

Self-awareness: We believe we can’t lead without first knowing who we are – our strengths, our biases, and our blindspots. Self-awareness is the foundation of emotional intelligence and the bedrock of leadership. 

Interdependence: We believe in creating right relationship between individuals, systems and our environment. Our success and well-being depends on the success and well-being of every person, organization, and community within the Triangle. 

Equity: We recognize that, along all spectrums of identity, systems have been designed to create harm for some and benefit for others. We work to correct these imbalances and ultimately, see justice and liberation realized for our full community.  

Transformation: Change is constant; we believe that there is always room for personal growth and progress in our region. 

The challenges of our communities do not lie neatly within city or county boundaries.

The Triangle’s quality of life and future growth depends on our ability to work across these boundaries to find common ground.

Meet Our Team

Kristine Sloan

Kristine Sloan

Executive Director

A Triangle native, Kristine brings a deep commitment to justice, interdependence, and authenticity into all of the work that she does. She’s an entrepreneur, organizational leader, facilitator and strategist.Prior to joining Leadership Triangle, Kristine was the CEO of StartingBloc, a global leadership development nonprofit supporting 3200+ entrepreneurs, activists, organizational leaders and organizers in amplifying their impact. Through StartingBloc, she worked with corporations like Facebook, Red Bull, and the American Heart Association to develop and nurture their talent.

Prior to StartingBloc, she led a multimillion dollar grant project in Burundi for All Across Africa, designed cross-cultural programming for NC State University, worked on water advocacy rights with indigenous populations in South India and co-founded a social enterprise in West Africa.

She holds three degrees from NC State University, including a Masters of International Studies with a specialization in Rural Development.

Through all of her work, Kristine has seen the transformative power of empowered, effective leadership, and she’s absolutely thrilled to bring her experience and vision to the Leadership Triangle community.

Owen S. Jordan

Owen S. Jordan

Strategic Engagement & Content Director

Owen S. Jordan is a native of RDU with a passion for storytelling, branding and seeing the Triangle come together as a region. Over the past 10 years, he’s spent much of his time telling the stories of others who have big ideas in the region and around the world. He’s a writer, photographer, strategist, networker and entrepreneur.

Prior to joining Leadership Triangle, Owen was the Creative Director for Jubala Coffee, Inc., one of the southeast coast’s most famous and influential coffee companies. Outside of branding and marketing he also has operated as a photojournalist (nationally and internationally) and humanitarian with a focus on creating positive change for youth.

He holds a degree from NC State University in Environmental Science – Sustainable Business. He is also part of NC State’s first class to receive a grant from the Clinton Global Initiative for his non-profit work in Kenya and the first to ever present at the CGI University. Through all of his work, Owen has seen the power of story, empathy and community-building. He’s excited to bring to his skills and experience to Leadership Triangle.

Mark Molitor

Mark Molitor

Director of Leadership Development, Transforming Leaders & Teams Faculty

Mark Molitor is a leadership development consultant. He serves as a designer and instructor for a variety of leadership development programs. He consults with leadership teams. And, he coaches executives. 

Mark has served in leadership roles throughout his life, such as president, CEO, chair, managing partner, cofounder, and team lead. In this phase of his career, he finds deepest fulfillment investing in others to enhance their leadership effectiveness and be the best they can be. Mark believes that people are essentially good, innately creative, and able to continually learn and develop their skills.

Chimi Boyd Keyes

Chimi Boyd-Keyes

Leadership Development Facilitator, Transforming Leaders & Teams Faculty

Chimi brings together unique experiences from 18 years in higher education administration and 20 years in the field of anti-violence work for the facilitation of equity and inclusion training and strategic planning processes. As Founder and CEO of CBK Enterprises, Chimi focuses on equity by helping organizations incorporate intersectional approaches in their work. Her mission is to help people realize their highest potential by connecting to their Purpose.

Beth Breneman

Of Thompson, Price, Scott, Adams & Co., P.A.., Accountant

Our Board

Board of Directors

Leadership Triangle’s Board of Directors brings together a wide and impressive swath of Triangle-area leaders. We have alumni, supporters, and important community figures all working together to set the right course for this important organization.

Adam Klein

Capitol Broadcasting Company

Board Member

Cheryl Parquet
Cheryl Parquet

Blue Cross Blue Shield NC

Board Member

Creighton Blackwell
Creighton Blackwell

Coastal Credit Union

Board Member

Damon Circosta
Damon Circosta

A.J. Fletcher Foundation

Board Treasurer

Eric Guckian
Eric Guckian

United Way of the Greater Triangle

Board Member

Michael J Goodmon
Michael Goodmon

Capitol Broadcasting Company

Chairman of the Board

Nick Allen
Nick Allen

United Way of the Greater Triangle

Board Member

Ray Trapp
Raymond Trapp

Research Triangle Foundation

Board Member

Tia McLaurin
Tia McLaurin

Google

Board Member

Virginia Parker
Virginia Parker

Bank of America

Board Member

Jim Goodmon
James F. Goodmon

Capitol Broadcasting Company

Chair Emeritus

Alumni Board of Advisors

Leadership Triangle’s Alumni Board is elected by the members of the Alumni Network. This board creates content, inspires and promotes new programs and serves as the direct connection between Leadership Triangle, the community and its graduates.

Angella Dunston
Angella Dunston

NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Jason West
Jason West

Youth Villages

Kendall Davis
Kendall Davis

Hunter Rowe Real Estate

LeVon Barnes
LeVon Barnes
Young Male Achievers
Mechelle Degree
Me'chelle Degree

Third Degree Solutions

Stephanie Loyka-Bruschi
Stephanie Loyka-Bruschi

BaySix

Stephen Faber
Stephen Faber

STEWART

Chairman of the Board

Tarkisha Poole
Tarkisha Poole

Coastal Credit Union

Tina Blake
Tina Blake

Consultant

Trina Clayuex
Trina Clayeux, Ph.D

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