The Leadership Triangle Executive Program is an opportunity for C-level executives, and their spouses or partners, to meet and learn from other top executives as well as community leaders. Our cohorts include executives who are new to the region, or in new positions, alongside individuals who have been building and working in the Triangle for decades. By engaging in conversations that address key regional issues, each participant leaves with a better understanding of their greater responsibility to the Triangle region as well as with new connections to other leaders in comparable positions. 

Jim Goodmon, CEO and Chairman of Capitol Broadcasting Company, as well as Chair Emeritus of Leadership Triangle, is the host of this class series. The program is facilitated by the Leadership Triangle team. Guest speakers represent the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

We will be offering the Executive Program in the Spring of 2023. Participation in the Executive Program is by invitation only. 

“My wife, Celeste, and I found the Executive Program to be of great benefit to us and to SunTrust. Over the course of the program, we engaged in meaningful discussions about opportunities and challenges facing the Triangle. We met business and community leaders from every corner of our region and established connections and friendships that we maintained well beyond our graduation. I highly recommend it.”

John Stallings

SunTrust Bank

Central Carolina Region President


Jim Goodmon
Michael J Goodmon
Ray Trapp
Jim Goodmon
Chairman and CEO, Capitol Broadcasting Company, and Chair Emeritus, Leadership Triangle, alongside Goodmon Fellow, Barbara Goodmon
Michael Goodmon
Senior Vice President – Real Estate, Capitol Broadcasting Company, and Board Chair, Leadership Triangle, alongside Goodmon Fellow, Liz Goodmon
Raymond Trapp
Vice President – Strategic Engagement, Research Triangle Foundation, and Board Member, Leadership Triangle, alongside Goodmon Fellow, Shannon Palmer


Session 1

Building Our Learning Community

(Jan 26th – 12pm-3pm)

Session 2

State of the Triangle

(Feb 24th – 12pm – 3pm)

Session 3

Creating an Equitable Talent Ecosystem

(Mar 24th – 12pm-3pm)

Session 5

Harnessing Paradoxical Thinking for Regional Leadership

(Apr 21st – 12pm – 3pm)

Session 5

Visioning the Future of the Triangle

(May 18th – 12pm – 3pm)


Anthony C. Nelson

Dean, School of Business | North Carolina Central University

Carrie Heinonen

CEO | NC Museum of Life & Science

Christie Adams

Principal | Guide Architecture

Creighton Blackwell

Chief Community and Public Affairs Officer | Coastal Credit Union

Dewey Steadman

Head of Investor Relations | United Therapeutics

Erin Fry Sosne

Director of Strategy, Division of Public Health | NC DHHS

Evan Raleigh

Assistant City Manager | City of Raleigh

Fay Horwitt

President and CEO | Forward Cities

Janet Cowell

CEO | Dix Park Conservancy

JB Buxton

President | Durham Technical Community College

Jeffrey L. Frederick

Senior Vice President, Global HR Business Partnering | RTI International

Justin Sosne

UK Consul, Head of the U.K. Government Office NC | UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Katrese Dick

Managing Director | The K2D Group, L.L.C.

Kevin Dick

President and CEO | Carolina Small Business Development Fund

Kevin J. Price

President and CEO | The National Institute of Minority Economic Development

L. Ron Pringle

President and CEO | Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

Lori O’Keefe

President and CEO | Triangle Community Foundation

Michelle Price

Executive Director | Student U

Neville Devlaliwalla

Senior Manager, Global Corporate Real Estate | SAS Institute

Paulette Dillard

President | Shaw University

Terri Steadman


Van Sapp

Dean, School of Business | St. Augustine’s University

Virginia Parker

Senior Vice President, Market Executive | Bank of America

Yvette Holmes

CEO | Southeast Raleigh Promise